After you get your network set up, you may think that you no longer have to buy any parts and supplies for it. After all, the job is done, so you just need to start using the network. However, the truth is that it is a great idea to have some fiber optic networking supplies on hand all of the time, even if the network seems to be working perfectly.
The problem is that a network that crashes could really leave your business without any ability to function. If you cannot communicate between different computer terminals, you cannot share information and data that you need for day-to-day tasks. You may also lose your ability to connect with the outside world, which means that you cannot get new orders or fill the ones that are coming in. In essence, your business has to stop and wait for the network to be fixed.
How long can you afford to do that? Do you really want to pay all of your employees to sit around and do almost nothing while you all wait? Not only are you not making any money from the orders that are supposed to be coming in, but you are losing money because you cannot just send everyone home for a day – or a week – while you order the supplies that are needed to get everything running correctly again. You are much better off to have the supplies on hand so that you can make the repairs instantly.