Office Moves - Getting IT Right
How to Get an IT Office Move Right
If there's any part of an office move that you simply can't afford to mess up, it's the relocation of your IT and phone equipment. So much of your business relies on a robust network connectivity, phones that are ringing and an internet connection that is reliable. Leaving the IT Move to the last minute, or neglecting to plan your IT relocation properly can leave your business severely disrupted by the move.
A simple solution to avoid an IT disaster when you move office is to get professional help from an IT Relocation Solution Provider. They will ensure that your IT infrastructure is carefully shutdown, packed and transported to the new office. In addition, they will set up the appropriate IT infrastructure in the new facility, to enable all your IT systems to function as they should and network correctly.
Your IT Relocation Solution Provider will work with you on the following tasks:
- Identify what IT infrastructure you require at the new office Identify your telecom requirements and transfer of voice systems to your new offices.
- Ensure that your phone number is maintained and carried over at the new facility.
- Identify what IT equipment you are taking with you to the new facility; and what needs replacing.
- Identify your internet requirements and if necessary review your Internet Service Provider to ensure you are getting the best support.
- Establish a Test Plan to user-test all IT equipment at the new office.
- Provide on-site support on the days following the move to fix any issues and get user feedback from staff.
An IT Relocation is a complex undertaking, and it's not something you want to take full responsibility for. Even if you have the technical resources internally, they may not have the experience in moving IT equipment, or have the time to set up the appropriate infrastructure at the new office.
Help Moving Office has a comprehensive listing of IT Relocation Solution Providers that operate throughout the United States - search for your location here. If you are planning an office move, be sure to get yourself fully up to speed on what issues you need to review and prepare for during an IT move by using this IT Relocation Checklist.
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