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How to get your data cabling needs right for you

Published: November 28, 2018 Last Updated: December 07, 2020

When running a business premises, utilities such as water, electricity and heating are a critical part of how any company operates. Any type of service interruption can often have a major effect on ongoing operations. For this reason it’s understandable that premises owners make sure that utilities are modernised and in good working order to enable the possibility of continued productivity without problems.

The same should also be said for any company wanting to provide a robust information infrastructure. A well designed network cabling solution should not only be good enough to support your company now, but also in the future as your company grows. With this in mind, here are 5 steps to getting you data cabling needs right.

Determining current cabling needs

The first step is to consider your current data needs This includes understanding the number of end points that require connectivity and the amount of data or information that you think will need to be shared in order to manage all your current business tasks effectively.

Anticipation of future growth

It’s no good cabling up for the present, if you’ve got absolutely no room for expansion later on down the line when you really need it. Instead think about being be pro-active and accounting for possible expansion now. Doing so is far more likely to be cost effective to fit. In addition when the transition does happen, it’s likely to be a relatively simple task that shouldn’t cause any serious glitches or hold-ups to your business growth.

Understanding your data cable layout

The physical layout of your premises is likely to heavily dictate your data cabling requirements too. For example a dusty or hot environment might mean that any cables will need to be properly protected. As a result it mightn’t be possible to fit a certain type of cable and instead you might have to rethink your options.

Expect the unexpected

Unpredictable economic times means that companies are changing the way that they do business. For example companies might find that they have to cut down on business travel in favour of video conferencing or multi-conference calls. Your data cabling needs should be planned from the start to embrace these unexpected changes should they occur.

Understanding your business processes

Finally having a good grasp of what your want out of your data cabling is key. For example you might feel that an ‘in house’ call centre team is vital to your future success. Therefore emphasis should be placed on fitting sufficient voice and data cabling to reflect this. Alternatively if you plan on fitting High Speed Internet Access for all staff, then an idea of how it’s going to be used will help you to plan your cabling system more efficiently.

So there you have it, 5 steps to getting your data cabling needs right for your business. Of course, this is something that you don’t have to do alone and an experienced data cabling team can help you turn your vision into a reality. For this reason you should contact Static Electrics Brisbane. We’ve been installing communication cabling for many years and during that time have helped many companies set up and expand their data cabling needs. Why not contact us today on 0429 139 039 to see just how we can help you today.

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