Network managers decide what type of enterprise cabling infrastructure to install in a facility. Whether you’re installing brand new cabling, updating old cabling, installing a wireless network, or installing a wired network, the network manager makes the final decision. There are a few factors that influence the decision-making process and help guide the network manager to the best choice.
Of course, the first step to choosing the best enterprise cabling infrastructure is identify what cabling types can support the desired network. For example, for twisted pair, more and more enterprises are choosing Category 6A cabling, since it can support many wireless access points.
Cost plays a decisive factor in what type of enterprise cabling your facility will have installed. There are many perspectives to take into account when making this decision. For example, twisted pair cabling is less expensive and costs less to install than fiber cabling. However, fiber cabling is easier to expand and may require less maintenance in the long-term. A network manager will have to take all of these perspectives into mind when making a decision.
Enterprise IT managers are responsible for maintaining the cabling system after it’s installed. It’s likely that they will choose a cabling type that they are more familiar with, which will keep maintenance issues easy to handle.
A forward-thinking IT manager will consider the longevity of the enterprise cabling type when deciding which type to invest in. Ideally, the chosen cabling infrastructure will support today’s applications as well as the next one or two generations. Category 6A and fiber are excellent choices for growing companies that don’t want to have to rip out and replace their cabling infrastructure in the future.
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