Moving your business from one location to another requires planning and preparation to ensure that you lose the least amount of downtime away from your client base. Limiting your downtime evolves around four main components, which if planned and executed correctly will guarantee a seamless transition. According to the knowledgeable experts at Good Time Moving & Storage, you should consider the following four items: point of contact, your floor plan, IT closet and your infrastructure when planning your move.
Point of Contact when Moving a Business
One of the most important considerations of a successful move is your point of contact person. The primary responsibility of your point of contact person is to plan and manage all of the logistics of the move including determining the budget and the authority to screen and implement the services of your service providers. Some of these duties will include being the liaison between your internet provider and your utility company to make sure they receive the correct move date, new location, and when to disconnect the power in your previous location. Ideally, you will want to make adjustments in the timeline to include a grace period should you experience any unforeseen snags during the actual move.
Floor Plan of New Business Site Location
Make sure that your point of contact person has access to the final floor plan of your new location as soon as possible so they can share the details with your Good Time Moving & Storage professional. This valuable information will ensure that your moving costs are as accurate as possible and will allow the moving crew to manage the flow of the move as seamlessly as possible. A copy of the floor plan will also help your point of contact person plan for equipment placement ahead of time to shorten the time spent moving into your new space.
IT Infrastructure Relocation
As soon as you determine the location of your IT closet, the sooner your team of IT experts can prepare to run cables and get your systems up and running. Many business owners also chose to upgrade to new systems and accessories during this time that will protect your new equipment in the event that something goes wrong. Some of these items include: power backups and surge protectors among others. If your business is cloud based and your employees can work remotely from home, you can continue a number of your business transactions with very little downtime. If that is not the case the success of your point of contact person is paramount to a seamless transition. They will need to make sure that your IT team has all of your wiring in place, workstations linked, and printers and phones primed, tested and ready for hookup when your equipment arrives. If you are purchasing new equipment, make sure it is unpacked and ready for hookup when your movers arrive with your office furniture.
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Your point of contact and Good Time Moving & Storage professional will ensure that your move is worry free and perfectly executed. To learn more about professional residential and commercial business moving services, contact the knowledgeable experts at Good Time Moving & Storage today.