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Cable Management in the Technology Field: Why It Matters and How to Do It

Posted: Nov 2023

A high-performance network requires focused cabling design and cable management. It is an important part of any business’ technology environment, as it can help to improve safety, efficiency, and aesthetics.

One of the most important benefits of cable management is that it can help to improve safety. When cables are not properly managed, they can become a tripping hazard and can also pose a fire hazard. Additionally, poorly managed cables can be easily damaged, which can lead to disruptions in service.

Additionally, proper cable management can improve efficiency. When cables are properly managed, they are easier to locate and troubleshoot. This can save technicians a significant amount of time and effort.

Finally, cable management can also improve the aesthetics of a technology environment. When cables are neatly organized and bundled together, they create a more professional and visually appealing look.

Here are some tips for cable management in the technology field:

  • Use cable labels. This will help you to identify cables quickly and easily.
  • Bundle cables together. This will help to keep them organized and prevent them from becoming a tripping hazard.
  • Use cable ties and straps. This will help to keep cables bundled together and secure.
  • Use cable management accessories. There are a variety of cable management accessories available, such as cable trays, cable ducts, and cable organizers. These accessories can help you to manage cables in a neat and efficient way.

Here are some specific examples of how cable management can save time and improve safety in a business’ tech stack.

  • A technician needs to troubleshoot a network problem. If the cables are not properly managed, it can take them a long time to locate the problem cable. This can lead to downtime for the network and frustration for the users.
  • A technician needs to install a new device. If the cables are not properly managed, it can be difficult to find a place to install the new device and to route the cables neatly. This can lead to a longer installation time and a less professional-looking result.
  • A technician needs to move a device. If the cables are not properly managed, it can be easy to accidentally pull on a cable and dislodge a device. This can lead to downtime for the device and frustration for the users.

Bridgehead IT’s expert cable technicians create future-ready solutions that are both scalable and manageable. Through cable management best practices, our solutions can help extend the life of cabling infrastructure and maximize your ability to adapt to ever-changing technology opportunities.  

Bridgehead IT adheres to quality and testing standards set by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American National Standards Institute, and the Telecommunications Industry Association / Electronic Industry Alliance (TIA/EIA). Additionally, Bridgehead IT is a Wilson Electronics Certified Installer and BICSI Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) Certified.

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