IT Office Move Project Plan
IT Office Moves
When you're planning an office move, you need to understand how you can safely & securely transfer your IT Infrastructure and Business Phone Systems without experiencing disruption to services or, even worse, costly downtime.
Every month thousands of US companies move office - but only a very small minority of these office moves ever go smoothly from an IT perspective. Think back to the last time you moved office. Was everything working properly on your first day? Were you able to log on to your network and get access to all files? What about the printer? Fax Machine? Copier? Was your email fully working? What about your phone system? What about your voicemail? Could you transfer phone calls between colleagues? If the answer was yes to all of these item then 'congratulations' - because you are, perhaps surprisingly, in the minority.
IT Matters Yes - your IT infrastructure does matter! Every business knows that their IT services and phone systems are the lifeblood of their operation. Every minute that the computers aren't working or the phones aren't ringing is time when you're losing money.
Experience shows that as many as 90% of office moves suffer from IT operational issues when they move office. The lucky 10% (and it's not luck but preparation & planning) are able to concentrate on growing their business without disruption to services once they've moved office - rather than focus on rectifying what are completely avoidable technology problems.
IT Relocation Planning
If you're thinking about what makes the difference between a successful IT relocation and one afflicted by issues - then the answer is simple. Planning, preparation and the willingness to seek advice from IT & Telecoms companies that specialize in helping companies move office. They work with companies that need to move office for a living. It's what they do. It's why they're experts. They are the go-to people to help you with the smooth transfer of your business communications infrastructure. They can advise you on the right technology decisions and they will assist you in putting together an effective IT Move Plan.
IT Relocation Checklist
It is business critical that careful planning is given to all IT aspects of your office move so that you can achieve your goal of having all IT equipment & services fully functional on the first morning in your new office. Your company will almost certainly require some IT assistance during your office move. Best practice (and experience of witnessing failed IT office moves) show that:
- You can never start the process early enough
- The lead times are often longer than many companies imagine
- Companies that hire IT Relocation companies to advise them suffer less disruption
The free IT Relocation Checklist is there to help you prepare for your office move. It raises the important issues you need to consider (& address) to ensure that your office move doesn't become a statistical casualty.
Download the free IT Relocation Checklist now. It cannot be overstated that getting this aspect of your office move wrong (i.e. disruption and downtime) can have dire operational and financial consequences for your business.
Your office move really does depends on IT.
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