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Creating a moving in test plan

They say you’ll never know unless you try and nothing could be more true than when it comes to finding out whether your new office is fully functional. Don’t just move in and expect everything to be working perfectly, as there will more often than not be certain issues to address and fine tuning that needs to take place in order to get your office back up to speed.

Failure to check that vital communication channels are working can really throw a spanner in the works when you are looking to get backing touch with clients and even the smallest of misunderstandings can create trouble when getting your work place back on track. The good news is that most of these problems are avoidable with forward planning and drawing up a simple test plan will give you peace of mind when moving into an unfamiliar office environment. Your IT & Telecoms Consultants will also help to avoid any delays to your office move and ensure that everything is 'ready to go' on that first morning in your new office.

Some tasks for your tests plan could include:

  • Define the key operations of your business. What can you simply not do without? Make sure that you take care of these areas first and foremost.
  • Make that sure your basic utilities will be in place well in advance of your moving date.
  • Test electricity, telephones and faxes.
  • Ensure that servers, computer systems and networks are prepared and ready to run.
  • Last but not least, consider secondary operations systems such as mailing and photocopying are taken care of.

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