Atlanta GA, Progressive Office Cabling
Written by Stu Kushner

Invest in DCIM Software for Efficient Cabling Management – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, more data centers are implementing DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) software for its benefits. Part 2 will discuss why investing in a DCIM solution is worthwhile.

Managing MACs

Mistakes in implementing network MACs (moves, additions, changes) can be very expensive for an organization. They can lead to downtime, inefficiency in resource utilization, and loss of revenue.

Proven DCIM software will let your team properly plan network MACs as determined by revisions of processes as set forth by workflows and work orders. This will significantly decrease the probability of mistakes and generate a detailed audit trail. The former will let your team quickly take corrective action should an error occur.

Improved Scalability

As an organization’s network expands, Excel spreadsheets, in-house databases, and Visio drawings become increasingly difficult to maintain. Problem-free scalability can become more difficult when free, open-source solutions are used. Fortunately, solid DCIM software will minimize this issue by delivering consistently high performance.

Network data will not only be of interest to your network technicians but also be very valuable to other departments in your company. To illustrate, purchasing departments may need to monitor the stock of goods in stores and warehouses accurately. As more users access this data, it will be crucial for a DCIM solution to scale correspondingly.

Valuable Insights

An integral aspect of data center management is accurate reporting. Proven DCIM software will generate data that is reliable, letting you produce management and engineering reports regarding a great variety of topics.

Ultimately, the insights gathered from these reports will help you make the needed modifications to increase operational efficiency and productivity. Thus you can be better informed when making decisions that will improve the long-term prospects of your organization’s growth and profitability.

Progressive Office Cabling

Founded in 1986, Progressive Office’s success has resulted directly from years of commitment to seeking cost-effective solutions. Progressive teams are committed to installing and operating your data cabling, access control, and telecom systems while minimizing disruption and downtime. Call our toll-free number (800) 614-4560 today.

About Stu Kushner

Stu Kushner earned an Engineering Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. From there he worked at Boeing Commercial Aircraft, Hexcel Corporation and Case-Rixon as a computer design engineer and systems manager. He now works as the marketing director and project manager here at Progressive Office since its founding in 1986.