Let me just put it out there. IT and Telecommunications are the lifeblood of any company.
If your systems aren’t working and your phones aren’t ringing in your new office then you can’t operate. It cannot be overstated that getting this aspect of your office move wrong (i.e. delays & downtime) can have dire operational and financial consequences for your business.
And when it comes to commercial office fit-outs, planning is crucial, no matter where your office is located. Experience shows that (a) you can never start the process early enough and (b) the lead times are often longer than many companies imagine.
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So whether your IT department consists of one person, or you have a Managed IT Provider who will do the majority of the work for you, it’s essential that you plan each detail of your office move precisely and far enough in advance. Keep in mind that many carriers require long lead times for installation, so planning your IT relocation is not something you want to leave until the last minute.
Following a checklist will thus help you arrange and supervise your office move securely, effectively, and without interruptions to your business. This will save you time and money, (your blood pressure), as well as keep your staff and customers happy!
Here are some things you need to consider and some steps you can take when you are relocating and fitting out your new office:
- Plan your IT Relocation well in advance
- Evaluate your current IT Setup
- Assess your Communications Requirements
- Prepare your Site Visit Checklist
- Protect your Data
- Prepare for Move Day
- Test your New Office’s Network
- Enjoy your New Office!
Want to find out more under each area? Download our comprehensive IT Relocation Checklist here now!
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