When you first move your business from your home into an office space, there is a lot more going on than just moving furniture and equipment. You have to prepare the office for all of the cabling you will need for daily operations. Here are some of the types of cabling you will need, as well as who is responsible for installing them.
1. Internet Cabling
Absolutely no business in existence at this moment in time can operate properly without the internet. Luckily for you, most buildings are internet-cabling ready, which means you only have to have a telecommunications technician install the cables and the data tower in your office.
2. Phone Cabling
It is hard to believe that so many individuals now use just their cellphones to communicate, but businesses still rely on landlines. You will find this to be true of your office, too. The phone cabling, however, can be installed at the same time, and from the same provider as the one that provides your internet. This gives you the option of a traditional landline signal, a digital phone signal, or receiving phone calls over a cable TV connection. Each has its benefits and drawbacks, and not all internet companies offer phone reception for all electronic delivery systems.
3. Cable TV
Not many offices choose to have cable TV, but those that do usually put the TV in the break room or the waiting room. Employees can watch TV on their breaks, while customers can watch TV while they wait to meet with an employee. It is at least somewhat preferable to absolute silence, which tends to make a lot of people tense. Like the other two types of cabling listed above, you could bundle your cabling services into a package from one provider, and then all of your services are billed monthly on one bill.
4. Electrical Cabling
Electrical cabling may be present in the office space you are leasing. However, the cabling may not be long enough to reach your equipment, or it may be exposed and hanging from a ceiling. Whatever the issue with the electrical cabling, you will need to call out an electrician to manage it. Otherwise, you will be stuck in "move-in mode" until everything is properly installed and fully functional.
There are reasons why an electrician and a cabling installation technician are called upon to do these jobs. Most of the time, all of these cables are wrapped around the rafters in an office, or they lay in a jumbled pile on a closet floor. If you cannot tell a DSL cord from a FAX line, hooking up everything on your own will result in repair expenses.
Contact a company like SOLUTIONS2 for more information and assistance.