What kind of cabling system does your office have? If you’re still operating on a point-to-point cabling system, it may be time for your business to upgrade. Structured cabling systems have begun to replace older point-to-point cabling systems. A point-to-point system connects one network component, such as a server or a device, directly to another network component. This means your office ends up supporting many extra cables and cords that make network management harder. Switching to a structured cabling infrastructure offers many benefits, including the following:
Reduced Repair Time and Maintenance Costs
While installing new network cabling is expensive, investing in a new structured network will save you time and money on repairs and maintenance in the long run. Instead of connecting to individual network components, structured cabling systems are segmented into six subsystems that bind your network together: entrance facilities, equipment rooms, backbone cabling, horizontal cabling, telecommunications rooms, and work-area components. Because of this segmentation, your IT team can easily identify where the problem is and begin devising solutions for it. When you reduce the number of cables your network uses, you can diagnose cabling problems more easily.
Increased Flexibility and Adaptability
If your business is moving employees or entire departments around between floors and even buildings, structured cabling installations allow them to plug into the nearest cabling panel after they move. This means that connecting to your telecommunications cabling from a new location doesn’t become a hassle.
In addition to helping your business technologies become more flexible, a structured cabling system also improves your network’s adaptability. This is possible because structured cabling can support high bandwidth that allows it to work easily with new software and devices. Because of this adaptability, investing in structured cabling will help your business grow by supporting any new technologies you and your colleagues decide to use.
One of the greatest structured cabling benefits is how it simplifies your network’s physical presence. Instead of dealing with—and tripping over—multiple wires that connect one network component to another, structured cabling links every server, laptop, data center, and printer. By providing structured cable outlets and panels, this system brings all of your data together so every member of your business can quickly find what they’re looking for. All of your departments can become more aware of each other’s operations and projects, which can increase your employees’ and colleagues’ productivity. Knowing where everything is in your network and how to access it makes your business much easier to run.
Long Island Managed Services
If you’re looking for a Long Island IT support company that can install a structured cabling system and also provide assistance and maintenance when you need it, contact us today. We offer top-of-the-line wiring for structured cabling, and we work with major cabling brands, including Hitachi Data Systems, General Cabling, Nexans, and Siemon. Our years of experience allow us to determine how to design a structured cabling system that will best fit your Long Island or New York City business’s needs.