Back-to-school time offers a chance to brush up on some cabling basics

For those more familiar with the world of data frames, switches, gateways and ISO models; often too little attention is afforded to cabling.

However, one mustn’t overlook that, to a significant extent, the efficiency of an organization’s entire information management system rests on a single fundamental support – the cabling system.


rudimentary understanding of cabling components, the standards that drive the industry, and its installation should therefore be of some benefit.