As well as lower installation and operational costs, integrated network infrastructure offers other major benefits to real estate owners and developers. The ‘network workspace’ is now as important as the physical workspace and can have a critical impact on the efficiency and productivity of businesses.
As a result, many prospective tenants will have high quality connectivity near the top of their priorities when looking for a new address.
The ability to meet or exceed tenant’s infrastructure requirements is an important selling advantage for real estate. Organizations often see moving offices as an opportunity to transform their business. Offering them a workspace with the right infrastructure gives them the means to streamline processes and introduce operational efficiencies that raise workforce effectiveness.
The competitive edge of most businesses depends on fast information flow and efficient collaboration between employees. By delivering an advantage in these key areas, high quality cabling integrated with wireless coverage improves a building’s ability to attract and retain good tenants.
As well as helping transform tenants’ businesses, integrated network infrastructure opens the way to move efficient property management. Services such as environmental control and security, connected via this infrastructure, are easier to monitor and manage from remote locations.
Skilled staff at single control center can ensure that buildings throughout a metropolitan area are all functioning as they should. Using high speed communications and remote control, they can respond to problems before tenants are even aware of them.
The same connections also offer other options such as outsourcing building management. With integrated high speed links to all its systems, both the building and its management can be more flexible. They can adapt quickly to changing economic conditions or market expectations to maintain high occupancy and revenues.
In contrast, the wrong connectivity can lock a building into specific uses and low rents. It can also render buildings obsolete long before their time. Re-cabling to remedy this is not only expensive and wasteful; the property will also have to be cleared while the work is done.
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