Custom Network Cabling Vs. One-Size-Fits-All: What’s The Right Choice For You?
Many IT providers practice a “one size fits all” approach to network management and cabling services. Bay Area Computer Solutions disagrees. We schedule consultations with our clients in order to learn what their individual needs are and discuss how we can help to build, support, and maintain your network — giving you customized IT support right from the start.
What are the true differences between one-size-fits-all solutions vs. true custom network cabling? We’ll list a few and show you why we believe it’s so important that our clients have solutions tailored to fit their needs.
A custom-built network cabling service is all about the sharing of information between provider and business. Everything hinges on those initial consultations, where clients are able to cite their needs, budget, and goals. The provider can then inform the client about their offered services, give advice as to what services would work best for the client and their business, and discuss how those offered services can fit into the client’s needs and within their budget.
A custom build will allow the provider to canvas a business to determine how many Cat6 cables they need, how long the job will take, and how much it will cost. On the other hand, a one-size-fits-all build will simply tell clients what they need without any consultation. While a one-size-fits-all build might be cheaper in terms of CAPEX, it will prove fruitless in terms of both production and OPEX.
Designing Components to Match Client Need
Every business has very different needs, so no two design and installation processes are exactly alike. In a one-size-fits-all network cabling solution, differentiating variables — like differences in the space available for installation — aren’t taken into consideration.
On the other hand, with a custom cable infrastructure we can design and install all network components — cabling, routers, switches, servers, workstation, LAN, WAN, and cables — to meet the specifications of the space you are working in.
Custom cabling builds are about meeting your needs, not pushing provider needs on clients.
Support, Whenever You Need It
Without question, one of the largest concerns with new cabling infrastructure is follow up support. A Small-to-Medium Business (or SMB) working to improve its bottom line most likely doesn’t have a dedicated IT staff member to look after network infrastructure. It’s imperative, in these cases, t work with a company who provides ongoing network support after installation is complete.
All too often, cookie cutter network cabling services offer little to no support. They leave clients high and dry when things get tough. Bay Area Computer Solutions is here to provide support whenever you need it, no matter what.
We proudly provide IT support and network maintenance plans, helping business optimize the performance and lengthen the lifespan of their networks. We ensure your data is accessible whenever you need it. While cookie cutter services offer little to no support, a custom network cabling provider like BACS can provide ongoing network support to ensure client satisfaction.
Bay Area Computer Solutions can help solve problems those cookie cutter companies left behind, or provide a customized solution for your company’s IT needs right from the start. To learn more about BACS or to schedule a consultation, contact us anytime. You can reach us by phone at (650) 887-4601 or contact us online.