Thinking of moving office? Not sure what is involved from an IT and Telephony perspective? Managing an office move can be tricky as there are lots of areas to consider and contractors to coordinate. Sit back and let Streym advise you of the best and most cost effective way forward. We have a team of suppliers who are able to deliver new kit at discounted rates and a team of engineers who are ready to do the cabling, installation and configuration.
Moving office is the ideal time to upgrade your business communications and review/switch telecom service providers. Your IT & Telecoms Consultants will make a qualified assessment of your current business phone system and recommend worthwhile upgrades that could save your company money and help improve business efficiency. Future proofing your IT and business phone systems is not only prudent prior to an office move, but can quite often, save you money in the longer term.
Your IT & Telecoms review should consider the following: -
- Has your business outgrown your existing phone system and will it suffice business growth (think 5-10 years ahead)?
Is your telecoms service provider meeting your expectations in terms of cost and service standard?
Would your new office benefit from a wireless broadband connection?
Is your cabling infrastructure suitable for your new office?
Do you require additional phone lines?
Can you take your phone number with you when you move office?
If you are relocating servers, you will need to evaluate server room requirements (air conditioning, size and cabling)
RE-CONNECTION OF IT SERVICES: Transfer & Migration of IT Systems to the new office
The most important aspect of a smooth IT Relocation is to ensure your systems are up and running as quickly as possible in your new office to avoid any disruption to your business operations. This requires:
Determining the most appropriate network and cabling configuration for the new office
Efficient reinstallation of all PCs, printers, servers and business phone systems
Testing of all systems to the network.
This important part of your IT relocation is best carried out by skilled IT & Telecoms Consultants who have the expertise to deliver the IT relocation as efficiently as possible. Even if your company has a dedicated IT department, they often do not have the time, resource or experience to manage the smooth transition and migration of your IT & Telecoms services to the new office.
Remember that if customers get poor service and cannot contact you during your office move, your business will suffer. Having an IT relocation strategy in place will help you enjoy a smooth IT relocation, so your customers experience the same level of service throughout.
Streym will project manage the whole move from start to finish, but we don’t stop there, we can also provide on-going technical support your new environment, everything from the phone system to the desktops, servers and the network.