Cable Management: Why Is It Important?

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The overall process of cable management is important to any companies’ cable setup.

Whether it be gigantic data centers or one room installations, clean cable organization is a

win win for both sides. The cable itself is vital for your business to be up and running so

proper care should always be considered. Lets take a look at some reasons why taking

care of your cable installation is important.


Making our installations more efficient is one of the most beneficial tasks a person should

consider. Not only does it save time but can decrease issues down the line. This is the

plus side of proper cable management. Cable management is the organization of

electrical or optical cables in a cabinet or an installation. The term comes from the goal of

planning.Cable installations vary from job to job but for the most part you can see how

difficult it is to properly situate each cable to make it easy to work with.  Problems can

happen down the line with too many cables around each other with possible issues of

unplugging or identifying which cable is the cause. This is why cable management is very

crucial to a smooth work place and installation.



 Proper cable management can increase safety measures in the work place. Fire is a

cause for concern after cable installation and loose cable can become tangled with each

other possibly creating a spark. This spark can then turn into a fire damaging your

network, data center and building.  There is also the chance of someone coming by where

the cables are installed and tripping, resulting in an injury. You definitely do not want that

all this to happen.



Can you imagine the difficulty in identifying the problem with your cable when they are all

loosely organized or not marked? You see pictures from time to time of installation where

cable is all over the place and you cannot identify which cable is not working properly.

Correct cable management can make life easier when going back to troubleshoot the

problem with your cable.


Air Flow

An important aspect to cables longevity is the abundance of air flow during installation.

The more air flow the better is the goal when cable is connected/running. This increases

energy efficiency as well. Keeping temperatures low and consistent is beneficial to cables

structure and performance. Increased temperatures can damage the cables jacket and do

harm it inner workings. Keeping your cables tied together and out of the way will open up

airways to get to the cables to prevent damaging temperatures.


The nature of the cable industry is that is is always changing. New categories of cable are

being constructed as we speak. Another reason why cable management should be done is

to make upgrading later down the line a little easier. We all want to be have the most

current technologies so our business or home networks stay working efficient and properly.

So goahead and check out your installation and evaluate whether re-organization can and

should be done.  


Do you have any questions regarding this blog? Any tips or tricks you would like to let us know about?

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