Structured cabling is the backbone of most organizations. However, there may come a time when you realized it has been many years since you’ve done any type of upgrade to your system. You don’t necessarily want to fix something that’s not broken, but you also want to get ahead of any potential issues before they become impactful to your daily workflow. Doing a thorough analysis of your network infrastructure periodically can bring to light some issues that may not be visible or simply indicate it’s time to upgrade. Here are some reasons why your structured cabling may be ready to be upgraded.
If you have an old structured cabling setup and are moving to a more modern office building, chances are you may need to rework your network infrastructure. Some office buildings may be designed differently than you’re used to, so evaluating bandwidth is critical. Otherwise, you may move into your new building and not be able to perform at a high level due to latency or other related issues.
You Don’t Have A VoIP Phone System
Traditional phone systems still operate like normal, but they are typically more expensive than a VoIP system and have some limitations. A VoIP system allows for ease of interconnectivity within a particular network and is just as reliable as traditional systems. If you’re still stuck using an old phone system, it may be time to upgrade to a VoIP system.
Your Rack Room is Disorganized
A disorganized rack room not only looks unattractive, but it can also be dangerous and costly. Employees could trip on cables and injure themselves or the cables may be damaged due to being exposed. Replacing components of structured cabling isn’t cheap, so having an organized rack room can help in many ways. A structured cabling expert can evaluate your current setup and determine whether it’s best to organize it better or do a full upgrade to potentially remove some unnecessary cables.
Your Network Constantly Has Issues
When structured cabling is effective, you shouldn’t even know it’s there. However, if you’re constantly having network problems, performance issues or any other issues, it’s usually a sure sign you need an upgrade. Many businesses don’t have the bandwidth to be able to handle growth or the increased need for data with the structured cabling that was implemented several years ago. So if you’re experiencing frequent network performance problems, the first place to look is at your structured cabling.
At Anistar Technologies, we have the solution to most technical problems organizations have. Hiring the right expert is the first step in ensuring you always have enough bandwidth to perform at the high levels you’ve come to expect. Every company’s network infrastructure is different, so a full evaluation by an expert can identify existing and future problems and work toward solutions. To start the process of getting connected to a professional best suited for your organization, contact us today.