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Technology Unwrapped

The most important technology concepts, strategies and actions uncovered for your business.

Rick Shepherd

Rick Shepherd

As our primary Wiring Technician, Rick applies decades of experience to plan and setup office wiring and connections for voice, data, printers, scanners, TVs, or any other devices your office may require.
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The Top 3 Reasons Your Cables may be Failing

Rick Shepherd
Throughout my years of installing and troubleshooting cable, I have come across many reasons why a data cable may not function properly. No cable lasts forever, and they all start to wear down over time. However, without proper installation, you can face numerous issues, including slow connections, poor quality and, overall, inconsistent performance. Here are three possible cable issues you might be facing.
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Topics: Technology Planning

Is your voice and data cabling up to code?

Rick Shepherd
When it comes to installing voice and data cabling, there is more to take into consideration than just performance – you also need to consider safety codes and standards. No business wants to spend thousands of dollars on cabling just to find out they used the wrong type in the wrong area and have to shell out more money to redo the work properly. Cat5 and Cat6 cables most commonly come with two types of jackets: CMR and CMP. Their safety ratings are defined by the NEC (National Electrical ...
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Topics: Equipment Purchases, Owners & Managers

A cabling guide for your business (infographic)

Rick Shepherd
The cabling in your business is mainly out of site; hidden in walls, ceilings, and maybe in conduits. So, most people don’t give it much thought. But cabling is a very important piece of running a business. It directly impacts the work that your business is able to do. Additionally, the cabling industry has seen some dramatic changes over time. Check out the infographic to learn what you should take into consideration when making cabling decisions for your business.
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Topics: Equipment Purchases, Owners & Managers, Phone Systems