We’ve all walked by it – the networking closet. This room is often a nest of tangled wires and flashing lights, all somehow magically connecting your team to the outside digital world. It’s easy to take the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach to cable management (why mess with something when it’s working, right?)
The reality is that taking the time to perform proper cable management has potential that goes beyond just tidying up the IT space, improving safety and saving your company both time and money.
Keep Things Simple
Upkeep on an IT network is a normal part of life in the digital world. Replacing cables, migrating servers, and performing maintenance are everyday tasks that keep a company’s digital presence up and running throughout the year. When an IT closet consists of a tangled wad of wires, tracking down a bad cable or loose connection evolves from a 10-minute repair to a project that could take an hour or more. Taking time to perform proper cable management streamlines maintenance processes by establishing a system that is clean, organized and easily managed when tech troubles strike.
Having a conglomeration of power cables intermingling with data cables creates the potential for crossed signals and electronic interference that could throw a wrench in your communication system and the data being transferred. Taking time to create a cable management plan can optimize the layout of your space and maximize its effectiveness when data is being transferred.
Improve Safety for Both Clients and Computers
In a room filled with powerful computing equipment, taking time to ensure that each system is dusted and has proper airflow minimizes the risk of overheating to keep tech running at its best. If onsite techs fail to perform proper maintenance, the risk of overheating evolves into the risk of a fire hazard. Collections of dust combined with high-voltage power supplies found on many servers creates a risk that no business is willing to take. Organized cable management in combination with proper cleaning techniques minimizes risk to keep systems secure and teams safe.
Organizing your company’s onsite IT network infrastructure has the potential to save both time and money.
But let’s be honest – isn’t cleaning up that monstrous pile of cables enough of a reason? Get started on transforming your jumbled mess of wires into an organized, well-oiled networking machine with the SeedSpark team.