It doesn’t matter if you share a small office with a few team members or are part of a large building, such as a college or university, questions and concerns regarding the physical infrastructure always come into play.
For example, running cable through an office space is easier said than done. This holds true both with existing buildings, as well as new construction.
Since no two businesses have the same setup, requirements, and resources, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to running cable. However, when you ask and answer the right questions, it’s easier to settle on a layout that makes sense.
Questions to Ask Yourself
- How is your office and building setup? Depending on the size, you may need to review a floor plan or blueprint. For example, count the number of floors, any walls that will get in your way, where your server room is located, and the type of access that you have. The physical layout of your office and building will affect how you run cable.
- How many wired endpoints are you dealing with? This is based on the number of wired devices you need to connect to your network. It includes but is not limited to networking components, computers, and servers. The more wired endpoints you have, the more important it is to have an efficient cabling system in place.
- What will the future bring? If you run cable through your office with the idea that your space and needs will always remain the same, you could face a challenge in the future. Rather than focus on the short-term, consider what could happen down the road, such as the need to expand your network. Remember, it’s not always easy to change your cabled network once it’s in place. Build in some flexibility for future growth.
By answering these questions upfront, it’s easier to implement a plan for effectively running cable through your office and/or building.
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