IT Relocation Services when you Move Office
If you are just starting out planning an office move, have you considered how you will move your IT systems safely and securely to the new office? Does your internal IT team have the time and expertise to reconnect all IT services correctly so that business can resume quickly? Like many people, who have never organised an office move before, the answer is probably "No".
An IT relocation involves a whole lot more than just moving equipment from one location to another. It will have a significant impact on all your IT systems, business phones and the overall effect will be on how quickly you can resume "business as usual".
Any company moving office (whether large or small) should consider using the expertise of an IT Relocation Company to ensure that the office move is completed on time, within budget and that all systems are ready-to-go on the first morning in your new office.
They will offer a comprehensive IT Relocation Service which will include:
- Moving IT and phone systems to the new office safely and securely. They will have specialist packaging so your valuable equipment doesn’t get damaged during transit.
- Assessing whether your current business phones will be adequate for future demand and compatibility in the new office. For example, if your reason for moving office is due to growth or merger, you may need to consider upgrading your IT and business phone systems to accommodate future requirements.
- Network cabling in the new office - An IT Relocation Company will consider what cabling is required in the network between computers and different hardware. They will also review existing cabling infrastructure in the new office, as it will most probably need adapting to meet your own requirements. This needs to be done well in advance of your office move date.
- Testing all IT equipment - Your IT equipment will need to be tested prior to your staff arriving at the new office. An IT Relocation Company will have all your data wires and jacks tested, mapped and labelled and form a logical test plan to carry out when everything is in situ. This will include internet, email, phones, intranet, CRM systems and all hardware.
Ensuring that your IT services are working when you get to your new office can be a big headache - which you can probably do without! Using an IT Relocation Company to carry out your IT relocation, you will reduce risk, avoid delay and ensure that costly downtime is minimised.
Find out more about planning your IT Relocation with this invaluable IT Relocation Checklist.
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