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How to minimise disruption during an office move

One of the measures of a successful office move, is the ability to minimise disruption as far as possible throughout the office move process. This can be achieved through planning & preparing well in advance, being alive to all of the issues surrounding moving your business critical equipment (i.e. phones, computers & systems) and ensuring all communications infrastructure is set up and ready to go in the new office.

Your business phones and IT systems are the lifeblood of your company; if your phones aren’t ringing or your PCs are down on the first morning in your new office, then you’re losing valuable business time and money.

A smooth and seamless IT relocation requires prior planning of your network infrastructure and determining the correct cabling configuration for the new office. An IT & Telecoms Company will be able to assess this for you and get it set up in advance of your office move. They will also ensure the safe and secure transit of your phone and IT equipment to the new office and reinstall all PCs, printers, servers and business phones on your behalf. They’ll need a clear understanding of your moving office timeline so they know what your priorities and deadlines are.

Once everything is in its right place, all systems will need to be tested to the network using an IT Test Plan. This should include testing all features and lines of the phone system, website, servers, firewalls, incoming & outgoing email and any custom software your company uses. Going through this process will mean that when your staff arrive on the first morning, your business is ready to resume back to full operation quickly.

By employing IT & Telecoms Companies to carry out your IT relocation, you will reduce risk, avoid delay and ensure that costly downtime is minimised.

 

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