IT Audits & Network Cabinet Changes
Over time, most businesses will change and adapt their IT systems to match the growing demands of the business; in some cases, cables, cabinets and networks can become messy and muddled making it difficult to make sense of what is in there.
We can provide a complete IT connection audit of your site including: comprehensive data and layout schematics of your network connections and reorganising your communications cabinets.
This is often a task that many IT departments have to neglect due to the constant demands of the day to day running of the business; it only becomes a problem when it’s too late and you have a problem.
“Working to a very tight deadline we were asked to implement a new structured cabling system for Spofforths Accountants in Sussex. This included removal of an old cabling system that did not meet the requirements of the client, a data installation into the existing floor boxes and an innovative new under floor flexible power track system for the electrical power.
Each floor box had 4 off Category 5e lines and 1 double power socket. When installed, the Category 5e was left with 5mt slack on the floor box to enable it to be moved at a later date, also the power could be un-plugged and moved using the power track system. A second installation was carried out in a new build office but this time into a screed floor trunking system with fixed floor boxes. The screed floor trunking had limited capacity so we had to plan carefully the cable routes in order to make sure that there was room for new cables as well as any future cabling that may need to be installed. Both of these projects were completed on time and on budget.”
Correct, simple-to-understand and accurate labelling is also vital. Systems should be labelled so that anyone with basic common sense can easily understand how the numbering system works; there should never be duplicate numbers anywhere on a system. The labels should also be indelible and printed, NOT hand written in pen or pencil.
Good connections and accurate labelling are essential for a reliable and maintainable network.
Trust ONA - we know cables.
A clearly labelled and documented network is an integral part of the ability to troubleshoot should a problem arise; our IT audit will comprise:
- examination and documentation of communications cables
- dismantling and reconstruction of the communications cabinet (Colour coded if necessary)
- clear labelling and management of all cables
- disconnection of unnecessary cables
- production of schematic network drawing
- creation of audit documentation for future moves and changes
In order to eliminate any disruption to the business, we are able to offer this service outside of your normal business hours.
Due to our knowledge of IT, we can also offer PAT testing in server rooms and communications cabinets.