Capital Expenditure on a network has many dependencies. The choices your company makes here will affect the operating expenses down the road. Are you planning for future innovation in the telecommunication space so that your network can handle faster speeds? Are you preparing your office to handle new employees with extra jacks and wireless access points throughout your facility/campus? Do you want to power your devices via the network?
Choosing a more recent iteration of the Ethernet cable (6 or 6a) or fiber optics can ensure that you will not need to spend money well into the future on replacing your network. You may just have tweaks (adds, moves, & changes) as your company grows. This would amount to some of the operating expense.
You can also spend more upfront to switch to Power over Ethernet (PoE) for some of your devices. Security cameras, phones, Wireless Access Points (WAP), intercoms, and other devices can be added to your network and be powered by Ethernet cabling rather than Alternating Current (AC). This would reduce your operating expenses as you would spend less on power. You would also reduce operating expenses by switching to a Voice over IP (VoIP) system, significantly reducing your phone bill.
Additionally, all cabling is tested when termination is completed and once successfully tested your structured cabling contractor can provide you with a manufacturer’s extended warranty, ensuring that you don’t have to sink more money into upgrading your network for a significant amount of time.
Upgrading your network can be a win-win for you – with a one-time CapEx cost that prolongs your network’s useful life and reduces operating expenses.
Katherine Blease is excited to announce her new role as President and CEO of Intranet Communications Group. As majority shareholder, the company now holds the designation of a Woman Owned Small Business.
Mrs. Blease has been with the company since 2008 and has a successful track record of creating strategic business plans and meeting significant results in operations, sales, human resources and finance. Overall, she has spent more than 20 successful years as a strategic leader with demonstrated results in the telecommunications, event management and construction industries.
The ability to work closely and communicate effectively with clients has made her a respected leader in her field. Intranet Communications Group (www.icgconnects.com) is a licensed full-service provider of telecommunications cabling and IP security solutions offering immediate and long-term solutions for Local Area Networks (LAN), Campus Area Networks (CAN), Wireless Networks, CCTV and Access Control.
ICG was founded and established in 1997 by Craig Blease, who is serving as Vice President/COO and now oversees the commercial division of the company.
As a communications contractor and systems integrator, ICG’s project portfolio includes expansion of businesses, integration of multi-building campuses and renovation of existing facilities throughout Florida and across the United States.
Through the leadership and vision of Mrs. Blease, ICG will continue to make substantial strides of growth and success during the 2017 fiscal year. She believes to ensure the success of the company is it necessary to implement effective mentoring and development of our future team members.
“A leader’s role is to raise people’s aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there.” – David Gergen
Kathi BleaseNew President and CEO of Intranet Communications Group