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Network Cabinet Tidy Service

A proactive task to help maintain a healthy IT network

The challenge

With the increasing reliance on ICT in schools, it is important to maintain a tidy network cabinet to help support a reliable and effective school network.
A school’s network cabinet maintains access to the Internet for the entire school as network access for PCs, Laptops, and mobile devices. Incorrectly patched or damaged patch cables can impact the daily operational effectiveness of a school network to provide access to the Internet, network resources and Management Information Systems as well as increasing the time spent to resolve problems.
Over time new patch cables are added and without cable management can lead to a mess of intertwined cables.
Incorrect cable length can also be problematic. If the cable is too long it can lead to excessive amounts of cabling within the cabinet. If the cables are too short it can lead to damage of the cable itself causing network issues.
A well-maintained network cabinet should allow for easy identification of which devices are connected where and visibility of status lights on the devices themselves to identify problems.

The solution


Our Network Cabinet Tidy Service will help to ensure the effective operation of your school’s IT network.
The ICT Service will remove any damaged or incorrectly sized cables from the cabinet. We will then correctly patch devices using suitable cabling whilst making use of any existing cable management to maintain a tidy working environment.
The end result will be a neat Network Cabinet with the school’s network devices connected via cabling set out using best practice standards to maintain optimum network performance and uptime.
During this process there is the likelihood of brief network outages as cables are disconnected and reconnected which will affect the operational use of the School Network. Prior to any works being carried out this will be reviewed and discussed with the primary point of contact at the school.


Schools and other education settings in Cambridgeshire connected to CPSN. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions of Service and Support.



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