It is essential that your business has taken the right steps to future proof your cabling network, to ensure you are always supported and connected, whilst also continuing to get the most out of your cabling and investment.
Data cabling is one of the most important components of creating an effective communication network and infrastructure across your organisation.
Without a quality and effective data cabling system in place, there is an increased risk of data and information becoming lost in transmission, or being corrupted. This will have detrimental effects on productivity and the level of service you are able to provide.
It is essential that your business has put everything in place to help protect the integrity and quality of your network for the foreseeable future, to prevent any issues and ensure its success in supporting you in the long run.
So, how do you future proof your data cabling network?
A tidy network
Ensuring you have a clean and tidy network in place across your organisation is a great foundation to build on.
Taking the time to tidy up your cabling and ensure that all cables are being stored safely and securely will help to mitigate risks, and ensure that it is easily accessible.
It will also help you should you need to alter or expand your network at any point as your business grows and your needs change moving forward, that your network is ready and any changes will be easy to implement.
Take a preventative approach
Maintenance is critical in ensuring your network is all in working order, so your business can continue operating efficiently and effectively at all times.
But for some businesses, they look to take a more reactive and ad-hoc approach to their maintenance, seeking support only once there is a problem.
This ad-hoc approach can not only become costly when having to pay for several visits, but it can also mean that issues are not identified early enough before becoming detrimental to your productivity, which in turn will also cost your business valuable time and money.
By taking a more preventative approach instead and conducting regular maintenance, an engineer will be able to ensure any issues are spotted and resolved early on.
A preventative approach will mitigate damages and ensure the resolution of any issues, which if left, could have affected the future success of your business, by causing downtime or impacting on your productivity and levels of service.
Make maintenance easy
By ensuring that the way in which you order and store your cabling is effective, this will help to make maintenance a smooth and seamless process, saving valuable time for an engineer as they won’t have to trawl through a tangled mess of cables.
One way to achieve this is through utilising breakout boxes, which help to streamline the troubleshooting process and will enable your engineer to conduct maintenance in a quick and easy manner.
As we have already highlighted, regular maintenance is critical in helping to future proof your cabling network.
You want to make the process of conducting this maintenance and resolving any issues found as easy as possible, and having your cabling in order and accessible will help to achieve this.
Protect against wear and tear
One final step you can take to help future proof your cabling is by protecting your cabling from physical wear and tear.
Good cable management plays a big role in helping to prevent wear and tear, by mitigating the risk of cables becoming crushed or damaged.
Integrating protective casing for your cables and storing them effectively within a data cabinet with racks will help to keep your cabling in the best condition, future proofing your network and reducing the risk of damage and downtime.
Don’t let a poor cabling network affect the future success of your business.
Take the steps now to ensure your network is in the best possible position and give yourself complete peace of mind that you have a setup in place that will be able to support you for the foreseeable future, no matter the circumstances.