As discussed in Part 1, infrastructure is composed of numerous components with cabling often overlooked by the majority of users when it functions well. However, it immediately gets noticed when it is faulty and affects performance and efficiency. Part 2 will discuss Long-Term Growth and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).

Long-Term Growth

Sound planning of network infrastructure by implementing the best practices of structured cabling will support the long-term growth of a modern company. This is particularly applicable for tech companies, which can scale rapidly.

The demand in connectivity will grow in parallel with the growth of a company. As a business undergoes expansion, it will typically require additional space and equipment. If its growth is international, each branch must be capable of interconnecting with the others around the world to promote communication and collaboration. How well its global infrastructure is planned and deployed will determine the future business prospects of a multinational corporation.

The need for equipment goes beyond servers, computers, and their peripherals. Experts foresee a massive rise in the amount of IoT devices that will be deployed by companies. Implementation of IoT will be applied to equipment such as HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) units, LED lighting, and advanced security systems. Researchers project that organizations will purchase one trillion dollars of IoT services and equipment worldwide in 2020.

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

Network infrastructure is being swiftly transformed by the transition to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) by businesses worldwide. This development began when organizations started issuing mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops to their staff and allowing them to use them off premises to increase their mobility, efficiency, and productivity.

Unsurprisingly, wireless access points became increasingly common at workplaces, supplementing existing wired infrastructure. As mobile devices become more diverse and grow in number, well-planned structured cabling will grow in importance because it will be required to cope with both BYOD and the massive growth of data transmitted by WiFi and wire.

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