Last updated 11 months ago
Relocating your business can offer an exciting chance to expand your company and its success. After finding a new location, there’s more to consider than simply boxing up and transporting the contents of your cubicles. Unfortunately, many businesses make costly mistakes during the transition, especially when it comes to IT services. Here are a few concerns you should keep in mind:
Moving Office Supplies and Furniture
How are you going to get everything from one location to the other? Does your budget allow for third-party movers or do you have to utilize your employees? Plan ahead by making a checklist of what is to be moved and assign responsibility. Hiring movers who specialize in corporate relocation will ensure that your fragile items are protected and that you don’t overtax your employees, especially since moving is likely not in the scope of their job duties.
Begin to notify your clients, business partners, and customers of the planned move well in advance so that productivity and customer retention do not suffer. Having your mail delivered to both locations two weeks before and after the move is a good way to avoid interruptions in the receipt of your client’s documents while you transition to the new address. You can maintain great customer service by following these steps.
Setting up Communications Services
Find out right away who serves your building and what they offer. Your communications service provider is the most important part of your technology infrastructure
, and all telecom, internet, cable, and satellite services should be connected before move-in.
Securing Important Data
Keeping both physical and virtual assets secure during a move can be challenging, especially if vital information is stored on a single computer or server. Instead of risking downtime or worse—like damage to an integral computer—store your sensitive records in a virtual environment that’s accessible from more than one location; investigate the possibility of private cloud computing.
Moving is the perfect time to assess your IT situation and seek out the assistance of a managed service provider. Contact ZyEdge
at (703) 860-1111 to learn about our IT solutions.