Importance of Structured Cabling in the Philippines

Importance of Structured Cabling in the Philippines

Today’s growing demand for technology and performance is bringing about faster and more advanced systems to the table. This evolution puts a high strain on our infrastructure backbone. Take for instance our electric posts and wiring in the Philippines, as our country began to advance we needed more electric lines and posts to support and power our growing population. However, the electric infrastructure became messy, inefficient, complex, and really hard to maintain and upgrade. The main cause for this was inadequate planning and structuring; this provided little room for growth and resulted to numerous downtimes.

Now let us shift the context in terms of structured cabling with IT infrastructure. It is the lifeblood or the root of all IT systems, all services would cease to function without it. How could we hope to support our growing IT businesses without the foundation to keep it standing? According to various studies, the cabling structure represents only 5% of the network investment but outlives all other network equipment. Good infrastructure can last for a minimum of 10 up to 20 years while other devices like switches only last 5 years. Furthermore, studies have found that network cabling is the cause for 21% of all downtime experienced which could cost an organization over $1,000 per hour.

A well planned and implemented cabling structure can facilitate growth and support future endeavors for Philippine businesses for years to come. Good design can decrease installation costs, decrease system downtime, increase the infrastructure life cycle, reduce maintenance, improve system performance, and most importantly increase profit and process efficiency. It will make your organizational structure very scalable and make it easy to adapt to the increasing demands of a growing industry.

CONCLUSION

For something that comprises only a miniscule amount of an organizations network investment, it has such a big impact on productivity and efficiency. Proper cabling is definitely one of the most important aspects of any network which allowsfor tremendous opportunities for Philippine companies to equal and surpass the rest of the world. It is not only the backbone of an organization but rather the backbone of the entire IT industry.

Neil Rule

Neil Rule

Technical Director at Above Infranet Soltions Inc.
An IT systems integration consultant and network infrastructure adviser in the Philippines.
Neil Rule
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