With the early part of the year tending to be a quieter one for most businesses, many use this time to plan for their future.Often, this might include expanding your premises, or moving to a new one altogether. Read on to find out our five factors for a successful office relocation plan.
Of course, this is never a decision to be taken lightly, and protecting the IT side of your business should be at the forefront of your planning. We have put together five of the most important questions to ask yourself:
The 5 Factors of a Successful Office Relocation Plan
1. How am I going to move my equipment?
The first thing you will probably need to consider is whether you have the manpower and transport to move all computers and phone lines from A to B. Keep in mind that there is much more to think about than the physical aspect of the move.
2. How should I handle my server?
Remember that simply switching your server off may cause your software to become corrupted and harm server performance. Look at getting a professional to power down or decommissioned your server.
3. Does my new office have sufficient facilities in place?
Your business won’t be able to operate in its new location unless its phone lines are adequate and effective broadband services are available. What if you were to move there only to find these basics were not in place?
4. Is all my data backed up?
However meticulously you plan the move, you can never be 100% certain that your data will be as readily available as it was at your previous location. Backing up should always be at the front of your mind.
5. Can work continue as normal during the process?
Of course, this whole process takes time and expertise. You need to look at how well you can work around the disruptions. Decide what you can do to minimise them without cutting corners.
Here at Ten Ten Systems, we realise that companies need their relocations conducted thoroughly, efficiently and with minimal fuss. That’s why we offer a professional office relocation service, saving you the time and effort while ensuring your IT equipment and data are in the safest of hands.
To learn more about our services, contact us today or stop in at our Chester location.