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Structured Cabling and Its Benefits for Data Centers – Part 1

18 Oct 2020
As the demand for data grows exponentially, data center space requirements are increasingly becoming critical factors for businesses. Thus, both modularity and scalability must be incorporated into the design of cabling infrastructure. There is also a greater emphasis on making cooling more efficient and decreasing energy usage to reduce costs.
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Improving Your Company’s Wired Network Security – Part 1

6 Oct 2020
Focusing on network security only in terms of wireless is understandable. Hackers have breached systems via Wi-Fi by detecting their SSID and launching a cyber attack beyond its premises. However, the security of the wired networks should receive greater priority after considering both insider and outsider threats. Below we'll cover the first four of eight basic precautions every business should take for protecting its system and data.
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Why Structured Cabling is Crucial for Infrastructure – Part 2

27 Sep 2020
As discussed in Part 1, the integrity of every network depends on the quality of its structured cabling. However, many do not understand how crucial cabling is. Part 2 will discuss the Four Key Advantages of structured cabling.

Documentation Improves Support

Proper documentation illustrating the design of the network and the infrastructure, along with cable labeling, eases troubleshooting when needed. Knowing a network infrastructure’s pathways for cable runs and the layout of data closets will save time and effort in typical tasks such as patching. Documentation also helps speed up updates, training, and maintenance.

Easing Compliance & Improving Security

The trade organization BICSI has published training manuals regarding the TIA/EIA/IEEE standards developed by key industry stakeholders for structured cabling. Those standards focus on the technical requirements of 90v IoT and PoE devices, which play an increasing role in cabling infrastructure; following these standards will help with regulatory compliance.

Structured cabling also improves security. Well-defined, structured cabling infrastructure also makes it easier for IT managers to oversee and authorize any changes through documentation, CAD drawings, and photos.

Greater Reliability & Speed

Greater reliability is provided by structured cabling, decreasing the likelihood a network will lose packets, suffer drop offs, and experience latency. Network infrastructure featuring the newest technology in cabling results in faster data transfer rates.

The utilization of higher category cables such as Cat6a and Cat7 will provide the bandwidth and speed necessary to accomplish the day-to-day tasks of modern offices and facilities. In addition, companies utilizing standardized structured cabling with several locations spread across the country will enjoy greater reliability.

Savings of Time & Money

Structured cabling standards developed by industry experts are intended to improve the efficiency of companies that follow them. Following best practices for installing, terminating, labeling, and operating save significant time and money.

Savings result from making an up-front investment in structured cabling because it will save resources over the operational life of the infrastructure by easing MACs (moves, additions, and changes). There is also value in being consistent at every location, easing IT management throughout an organization.

Progressive Office Cabling

Founded in 1986, Progressive Office’s success has been a direct result of years of commitment to seeking cost-effective solutions. Working together, Progressive teams are committed to getting your data cabling, access control, and telecom systems installed and operating while minimizing disruption and downtime. Call our toll free number (800) 614-4560 today.
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Why Structured Cabling is Crucial for Infrastructure – Part 1

20 Sep 2020
The integrity of every network depends on the quality of its structured cabling. However, many do not understand how crucial this is. IT managers are often satisfied with the status quo. Some believe other aspects should receive greater priority over cabling. Unfortunately, only after cables are installed is it discovered that devices are unable to connect or run very slowly. Moreover, fixing the problems can be quite expensive if corners were cut during installation.
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