Business Relocation Continuity Checklist
Creating a Business Continuity Plan is a necessity for any business - even if they are not moving office. But it is often in planning an office relocation that forces many companies to assess their business continuity efforts and create a reliable Business Continuity Checklist in the unlikely event of a delay or disaster.
In the process of relocating a business, there are potentially a multitude of things that can go wrong, especially if you have not planned your IT Relocation properly, or if you are moving office without the support of an IT Relocation Company.
Use this simple Checklist to help create your own Business Relocation Continuity Plan:
How are you going to secure your valuable business data during the office relocation? Do you have back-up copies that are stored off-site and are not transported with the rest of your office equipment?What would the process be to reinstall / reinstate all your data in the event it got "lost" during the office relocation?
If your IT Systems went down in the new office, do you have a process to maintain business critical functions?How long would it take to restore your IT systems in the event of an IT disaster? Who would be responsible for restoring your IT systems and do you have a 24/7 contact number for them?
Have you got a list of all employees contact numbers?If your business is unable to operate in the new office, do you have an alternative location where your staff can work temporarily from?
If your phones and IT systems are down in the new office and clients can't get hold of you, do you have a contact list of key clients so they can be kept informed during a crisis?Do you have an updated contact list of all clients (electronically & hard copy)?
Putting together a Business Relocation Continuity Checklist is all part of ensuring your office relocation is not only moved safely and securely, but that you have the relevant contingencies in place and that you have prepared yourself for the worst possible scenario. Find an IT Relocation Company who can help you create a reliable and useable Business Relocation Continuity Checklist.
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