Most businesses, when budgeting for their new office furniture, don’t always allow an amount to cover any additional cable management requirements which they may have.
Another important factor is where you site your CPUs. The best place is in a CPU holder which is mounted to the underside of the desk, but again you have to be careful as some desk frames are not CPU friendly.
Also if you go for sliding top desks, which offer the most accessible types of cable management, you have to make sure that your CPU holders will work with them. If not, every-time you slide the desk top forward you risk pulling the cables out from the back of the CPU.
You also have to consider what sort of power outlets you want available for your staff. Many people nowadays work on laptops, which they connect to power and data everyday, so these units need to be securely and safely mounted within easy reach of the desk top.
Ideally all cabling should be kept clear of the floor, for aesthetic and well as safety reasons, and most desk will have a removable panel on the leg frame to accommodate the cabling. These areas are usually segregated in order to keep power and data separate.
And even if your desks don’t have any provision for this, it is a simple matter to screw on a drop down cable tray or basket which will do the job more than adequately.
However, by carefully thinking out your requirements you should be able to get your ideal desk, without having to add on bits ( which can be expensive) at the end to make the desks work the way you require.
As with all things, careful planning and understanding of what you really need, will save you a lot of time, money and effort.