Moving your business to new premises is more than finding a new location and signing a lease. There are dozens of considerations you need to take into account to ensure the move doesn’t disrupt your business continuity.
- Preserving your IT Infrastructure.
Office layout and floor space have more impact on how our IT systems and infrastructures are planned than we realise. If your new premise is larger but doesn’t come pre-furnished you could find that decreased WiFi signal range/strength, lack of suitable storage for data racks, or even simply not having enough outlets or extension cords creates problems.
- Keeping your phone system connected.
Your new premise may be larger and in a nicer location, but does it have the same standard of cabling and connection to the wider UK network? If your phone system has been running on high-end fibre connections your call quality could drop when you move to a building with analogue copper cabling running throughout.
- Additional work may be needed.
All of the above may be reasons that cause additional work to be carried out in your new premise. When your IT and network infrastructure is concerned, moving location is never a simple case of plugging it in and turning it on.