All about cable management

All about cable management

Managing data cables is no easy task. Offices need to put significant effort into neatly bundling and managing all wires. If you end with what is known as ‘cable spaghetti,’ the chances of mishaps skyrocket.

We must understand that cables are high-value items. While the physical cost of cables may not be too high, its functions are invaluable. A simple anomaly or glitch can lead to losses for your business.

Cable management and safety

Tripping and falling over might seem trivial; however, it is known to be the second most common workplace accident. It is very easy to understand why. Cables can often be inconspicuous. If you are walking without being mindful of your surroundings (as most of us do), it is effortless to get caught up in a cable and injure yourself. What’s worse is that a slight pull of one cable or cord can disrupt your entire system, leading to losses worth hours, if not days.

Improve productivity with cable management

A workplace accident does not stop with injuries and pain. There are several repercussions tied to it. First, there’s the potential of losing a valuable team member for some days. In unfortunate cases, it can even stretch to weeks. Apart from that, workplace injuries tend to lower the morale of the team, especially if everyone is working on the same problem. Proper network cabling ensures that none of these accidents happen in your office and everyone can work safely.

Cable performance

You are incorrect if you think that cable management is all about safety and convenience. Proper data cabling also improves the performance of your systems and, in turn, improves productivity. First, having your cables organized makes it exponentially easier to detect faults and troubleshoot. What could have taken hours can be done in minutes with proper cable management. It can help in avoiding downtime and enhance the productivity of your team.

Save money with cable management

If you consult a reputed cabling service, you can end up saving money in the long run. Cabling services work in close coordination with offices to ensure that all cables are organized. Not only do you save money by avoiding downtime, but it also extends the life of the cables and other hardware. Since all cables are connected to different hardware, damage to the cables can also affect the attached hardware. All leading IT solution companies use professional cabling services to ensure the long life of the devices and improve workflow.

Safety and regulatory concerns

Every jurisdiction has specific rules on workplace safety. Unmanaged cables can lead to significant dilemmas and complications, including electrocution, fires, explosions, and much more. You are putting your life and your team members’ lives at risk with poor cable management. The legal repercussions of such oversight can be very severe.

To be safe and productive, we recommend getting in touch with a professional IT networking company and letting them handle cable management. Managing cables is a specialized task that requires both skill and expertise. It can be fatal to attempt cable management without skill, knowledge, and experience.

Massimo DeRocchis

My life has been surrounded with computers since I was a child, from my first job as a Computer Assembly Assistant to the current ownership of Priority Networks, a dental focused networking company. Starting with an Apple computer connecting to other networks when I was only 13 years old, I quickly knew this passion would lead to bigger ventures. As the internet started to evolve, I immediately worked for an Internet Service Provider (ISP). This gave me insight to the power of worldwide internet communications and the capabilities of sharing data across multiple networks simultaneously. The dedication towards this field has given me the advantage of understanding new technologies and grasping complicated issues quickly from software, hardware, networking, security, management and much more. As a Computer Network Manager for Tesma International, a division of Magna International, I gained the experience of becoming a qualified NAI Network Sniffer, EDI Communications Specialist, Head Securities Manager, MRP Manufacturing Integration Manager, and received several enhanced managerial and technological training courses. Moving forward to today, I apply all my knowledge, training and years of solid network experience to deliver the very best support to all my customers at Priority Networks.