Cabling for London-based Charity
Akita work with London-based charity to sort out their cabling and network infrastructure.
We were recently asked by the World Cancer Research Fund International, a charity in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO), to help them to resolve a few network issues. It became clear that the patching into the network cabinet left a great deal to be desired, as you can see from the below.
As is often the case for many organisations, keeping on top of IT housekeeping can prove challenging and over time this often results in rather chaotic cabling and frequent network issues as a result.
To resolve these issues once and for all, it was necessary to re-patch the entire network of over 100 network cables. This enabled us to confirm that the network points were fully tested and that all points were properly labelled, making future patching far simpler.
Colour-coded cables were used and carefully dressed to leave the WCRF with a transformed data cabinet of which they can be proud (as was our engineer Matt)!
“We first got in touch with Akita in 2015, when we were having issues with outages on our network. Their friendly staff came in, assessed our network and managed to find the cause of the problem quickly and with minimal disruption to our staff. They have also advised us on other changes we could make to improve our network.
We have recently had them in again to help us program our switches and to re-patch our network cabinets which had got out of control. This was all done at a convenient time for us which helped tremendously and meant no downtime for our staff.
I would recommend Akita to any organisation looking for advice or help with their network, their staff are knowledgeable and approachable and I couldn’t fault them.”