When you go to work some Monday morning and find that your computer systems are down and that your people can’t get to work, this usually means it will be a pretty tough week for you and your infrastructure tech team. And it just might be your network cabling standard that is just not up to par when it comes to asking more and more from your network. Sooner or later, an old, outdated wiring system is going to bristle when you ask it to carry more and more data and when that happens, everything shuts down. You need to think about upgrading your structured cabling solutions earlier rather than later. Now would be a very good time to revisit how your building and your offices are wired and fix the issue before it fixes you. Your landlord or property management company is usually in charge of this as it will most likely affect every one else in the building. With new build-outs, the management company will assess the capabilities of the wiring that is in the unit if they are on top of things. They may make recommendations to you and your team about what kind of wiring will support your data and transmission needs and will work with you to find the most cost effective solutions for your company, the number of employees you have and your bandwidth needs. One often overlooked benefit of having a system that is responsive is your customer experience. You want your customers to be able to connect with your people anytime and any place they happen to be. You don’t want them to have to work around your infrastructure that can’t support the everyday tasks they need to. You’ll want to check with your building’s management to find out who they use to do their wiring and then meet with them to design and install a system that supports your needs and those of your customers. A good customer experience will help you attract and retain the kind of clients that will sustain your business financially both now and in the future.