We got a call the other day from a tech startup firm. It was pretty exciting, because I had actually heard of their product (it's a new app/software package) a few weeks ago. I thought to myself: "This is cool! These guys are on the cutting edge!"
Maybe I was a little surprised because, of all the things they have to think about, one of them did some research online about access floors and found us. Their list of questions was long, and their time was short. So after a quick but very detailed conversation with them, they said they liked our product and wanted to use it. They were getting ready to move from their current location (it's a "communal incubator" in New York City) to a slightly larger, slightly less communal shared office space.
Why would a small tech firm that is just starting up care about access floor in the first place? Their biggest concern is getting their product into beta testing and releasing it to the public (Hello World!). Oh, and scoring that first round of venture capital would certainly help things move along. So why would they care about access flooring?
That is a very good question, and the answer is because even though in the 21st century everyone seems to be talking about 4G Wi-Fi hotspots, we live and work in a more wired world today than we did 5, 10, 15 years ago. Many tech startups are heavily reliant on servers, graphics, video, apps, and web development. Therefore, there are going to be a lot of cables and a lot of power wires associated with this type of tech work.
What do startups have? They has a couple dedicated people who are willing to do whatever it takes to turn their idea into reality. It also carries with it a lot of risk and uncertainty and that risk and uncertainty should be minimized as much as possible.
With a low-profile cable management floor, you minimize your risk and uncertainty. Maybe I've been hanging around access floors too long, but we're like a super awesome FUD-destroyer.
Most businesses that I've toured, whether large or small, have very messy server rooms. Unless we are talking about a dedicated data center, most businesses have a problem with wires. If you're a small tech startup firm, the last thing you need to worry about is your power and wire situation.
A Netfloor USA low profile access floor lets you run all your wires and cables in a neat and orderly fashion, and when you need to add or change cables out (because of your explosive growth, of course!), it's simple to do.
Maybe this seems like small potatoes to you, but an access floor gets wires and cables out of the way of your creativity.
Oh, and by the way, we'd be happy to join your beta testing program!