The Importance of Structured Cabling

The Importance of Structured Cabling

For business networks to work correctly, its cabling infrastructure must be well set-up and maintained

Whether you are building a data network for the first time or are an old hand at the cabling business, you may have reason to dread any project that requires you to work with network cable systems. However, you don't need to tolerate this level of frustration. Structured cabling may be the solution you are looking for to make sure that your data network needs are met today and will be less of a headache to deal with tomorrow.

What is structured cabling?

In plain language, structured cabling is a method of wiring that integrates several smaller standard cable elements. It is a design philosophy that installs cabling to deliver a predictable level of performance while also having the foresight to accommodate future changes and maintenance requirements. Some techs refer to this process as "future-proofing" as it enables an enterprise to more easily access, change, maintain, and upgrade their network systems.

Why is structured cabling necessary?

The advantages of structured cabling may not be evident at first glance, but they are numerous. For example, many cable and wiring networks within buildings are just hidden behind walls and can be difficult to access for repairs and replacements. Regular maintenance of structured cabling infrastructure in a business or data center is much cheaper and easier to accomplish promptly.

The benefits of structured cabling

There are numerous advantages that structured network cabling can bring to your enterprise including:

  • Flexibility: Moves and additions to the cabling infrastructure can be implemented in a much more organized fashion, and you will not need to worry about getting the network perfect the first time because you will be able to make adjustments as you need them. This can realize tremendous savings in terms of company time and funds spent on upgrading cable systems.
  • Redundancy: Redundant operations within cabling systems can be a contingency that can help to preserve your network through all phases of usage. Cables can be compromised in a variety of ways, and redundant wiring can be a valuable stop-gap measure to keep systems running smoothly while repairs are made.
  • Scalability: As a company grows, additions to information technology infrastructure must also grow, and structured cabling is made with this scalability in mind.
    However, scaling up can result in significant amounts of downtime, especially if data cables are treated like any other electrical wiring. Structured cabling leaves room to grow with the expectation that it will need to be implemented with minimal risk to the integrity of the existing cable infrastructure.

All of these benefits result in greater efficiency in everyday operations even when your IT data needs are continuously growing in step with the demands of your business.

You can control your office environments, mobilize your workforce, and get your team on the same page with the help of our technology-driven solutions. Contact our tech experts at BCS Consultants today for all the assistance you need with structured cabling, security, and unified communications for the modern business.