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IT Relocation Factors to Consider when Moving Office

When you move to new premises, you'll want to ensure your IT infrastructure is set up well in advance of you moving in, and ensure it has robust capabilities in order to enhance productivity.

When choosing new office space, you will need to consider your IT requirements and this Checklist will help you choose which is office is right for you from an IT perspective:

Is there sufficient amount of space
The amount of office space you need not only needs to meet the number of employees etc. but it should also take into account PCs, comms room (copiers, scanners, video conferencing) etc. and even server capacity. Check to see whether there are adequate power points for the total number of PCs.

Wireless Connectivity
Most business expect wireless networking to be available these days, but don't take it for granted. If wireless is essential for your business check with the buildings manager to see if it's possible.

Network Cabling
There needs to be a sufficient amount of wiring infrastructure to be done before a tenant moves into a new office. The previous tenant's IT requirements will undoubtedly differ from your own, so be sure to factor in enough time in your IT Relocation Planning to get this done. An IT & Telecoms Company will be able to carry out this important task and review your IT requirements.

Phone Systems
Check to see how many phone points there are in the new office and are they located in the right place? Moving office is a good time to review your current phone system and see whether it needs upgrading to the latest and more efficient technology.

Server Room
If you own your own server, you will need to assess the server room; it's size, power capabilities, cooling and also security.

Getting your new office "IT ready" involves advanced planning and a review of your IT Requirements, use the IT Relocation Checklist to get your IT relocation planning well underway.


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