In any discussion about telephone systems, cable TV, or the internet, you are likely to hear the term “fiber optic cables” thrown in at least a time or two. The reason that fiber optic cables are such a common topic is the sheer number of purposes they serve….

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Your Data Center cabling may not be the most glamorous part of your business but they are vital. In a way, it’s kind of like doing laundry, except your business isn’t completely dependent upon clean clothes. But, as with laundry, you can do more work on the front end and stay organized, or you can rush through it and wind up with such a big, chaotic mess than you can never find what you need!

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With the emergence of the Internet of Things, the cloud and mobility, much of regarding conversation about network connectivity is focused on wireless. However, cabling isn’t going away. Requirements are evolving, but cabling is still an essential component of any IT environment. Because the life-cycle of a cabling system is typically much longer than most of your IT infrastructure, it is important to understand the primary cabling methods and plan carefully. We’ll walk you through the pros and cons of both types of systems.

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If you think untangling shoelaces is complicated, it’s nothing compared to untangling and deciphering the mess of wires and cable your computer uses. Cables transfer information, and each have their own way of doing so. But which cables do what?

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