If you have ever moved offices before, you will know that it isn’t as simple as shifting everything from your old office into your new one. There are a number of things which need to be taken care of in order to ensure a smooth transition. By the time you organize the moving company, date of your move and floor plan, moving IT systems is usually the last thing you want to think about.

While this may be the case, it is important to ensure your computers, servers and other delicate hardware will be able to be moved safely from your old office into your new one. Without necessary planning, you could be left with problems which could cause increased downtime and phone disruptions.

Below are some helpful IT related tips which can help you through your office transition

Weigh up your options

Moving offices provides a great opportunity for you to evaluate your current IT system. Whether you are interested in upgrading servers and hardware, or thinking about moving to the cloud, moving allows you to assess your business’ current and future needs without causing any additional disruption.

Take care moving sensitive and valuable equipment

IT hardware can be extremely sensitive and therefore will need to be transported to your new office with care and diligence.

If you are relying on a moving company to shift your IT hardware from your old office into your new one, make sure you package your equipment well- you don’t want your servers to be bouncing around in the removal truck.

It is also worth contacting your insurance company to determine whether they have any policies which offer insurance against theft and other damages in transit.

Give your internet and phone carrier plenty of notice

As soon as you are aware of your moving date, you should start scheduling your various utilities. Some internet connections such as Ethernet and fibre take up to 12 weeks to be installed, therefore you should contact your carrier as soon as possible to eliminate the risk of prolonged downtime.

Server room requirements

If you have an on premise computer system, it is important that you leave enough room for your server in your new office.

Not only should your server room have enough space to fit your IT equipment comfortably, but should have adequate cooling and lighting to ensure your system runs as it should.

Get Synapse to take of the move for you

Synapse IT are excited to announce that we now offer a range of relocation services which can guarantee a smooth and reliable transition from your old office into your new one.

From a comprehensive moving guide to a full moving service, Synapse offer a package which will suit the needs of your business.

If you would like to find out more about our moving services, please call us on 1300 903 405.

Hayden McMaster