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According to techworld.com, a little forward thinking goes a long way when it comes to cable management. For example, if you spend a few extra dollars to buy snagless connectors, when it comes time to pull any wires out of the neat bundle under your desk, you will be able to pull the cable out of the pile without ripping off the little plastic tab that holds it in the port when it's plugged in.
Also, document your system and keep it in an easy to access place. In other words, write down your cable layout, what each color means and how you routed your cables. This way, if you are away from the home or office and a problem arises, it will be much easier to direct someone to fix the problem. It's easier to tell someone to move the green cable from port 24 to port 95 rather than saying "grab one of the black wires on the left sort of near the bottom and put it in that thingy all the way to the right..."