There are many reasons for a business to relocate including expansion, going hybrid, or shifting to a different market. Regardless of the reason, there’s a lot to think about when it comes to relocating an office, especially with so much IT equipment to transport. To make sure your business doesn’t suffer downtime during the move, you’ll have to put a plan in place to avoid breakages and get set up as soon as possible upon arrival at the new location. With this in mind, we’ve gathered together a series of tips for a smooth IT relocation.
Before the Move
If you don’t spend time planning your move, you may end up making mistakes and being unavailable for business for longer than necessary. Therefore, you should put a plan together detailing when the move will take place, how long it will take, what you need to take with you (and in what order), and who will be involved.
When you’re balancing an IT relocation alongside office moves, there will be a lot of other elements for you to think of, which may lead to a poor plan. Fortunately, you can rely on Better Business Removals to help you every step of the way. Our expert removals team will make sure that nothing gets left behind and that the move involves as little downtime as possible, which gives you peace of mind.
Packing and Transportation
Given how technologically reliant the world has become, there are going to be streams of devices and cables to pack up for the move, and it’s important to make sure these are packed fully, logically, and securely. When you put your trust in Better Business Removals, we’ll be there to unplug and pack your current office and then unpack the other end, which means you won’t miss a single cable. This is something we can guarantee on the back of more than ten years in the removals business.
As with any clear-out, there’s bound to be technology that you don’t need anymore. You don’t need to worry about this, as our removal teams will take care of everything from packing to recycling old equipment. However, you don’t need to worry about losing anything value, as you’ll be sent a disposal Asset Report before we dispose of anything.
Planning New Office Layout
To avoid spending too long at the new office deciding where to plug everything in, it pays off to draw up a floor plan that includes locations for network cables, ISDN cables, power outlets and phone lines.
Once you’ve obtained this information, you can pass it to our team to allow us to set your new office up according to your needs. After all, if there’s a piece of equipment slightly out of place, this can cause complications to your business operations.
Testing All Equipment
Once you’re set up and plugged in at the new office, you’ll need to test all of the equipment before your team arrives for work. If all of your equipment was working before departure, we can guarantee it will work once it’s plugged back in. After all, we’re a Constructionline gold member, which means we’re held to a higher level of scrutiny than other relocation companies. As well as making sure your equipment isn’t damaged, this membership means that our customer service meets an excellent standard.
The success of your office relocation is important to Better Business Removals, which is why our experts will be there to help every step of the way. With over ten years of experience and a Constructionline Gold membership, you know your team will be up and running at your new office in no time. Contact us today and let's get your move underway. Call: 0808 175 3357