The thought of moving puts even the most composed and organized person in a state of uncertainty. If you think relocating homes is tough, imagine moving an entire office of IT equipment — you’ve probably imagined it, and needless to say, it’s a bit of a challenge. In today’s technologically advanced society, an IT department is one of the most integral components of a business. Ensuring that IT equipment is up and running as soon as possible in the new office is a major priority, and prolonged downtime can significantly affect the bottom line.
In order for your relocation process to go as smoothly as possible, Keystone Technology Management is here to help. Check out this infographic to view a list of our services that will help you during your move:
Whether you need to safely dispose of hardware, or to sell IT equipment in New York, our range of services can aid you in this complex process. However, when moving your IT equipment, keep these four to-dos in mind:
Plan Your IT Relocation Ahead of Time
When you plan your IT relocation in advance, you’ll have ample time to contact carriers and service providers. Installing new phones or T1 lines often requires advance notice, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get these tasks accomplished.
Evaluate Your Current Equipment
While preparing for your big move, you should assess your equipment and set aside hardware you no longer need. Selling this equipment will give you a return on investment, and will leave room in your new office for new, updated equipment.
Analyze Your New Office
It’s a good idea to conduct a thorough walk-through of your new office space to assess the layout. This will help you determine where electrical connections and IT infrastructure will go.
Protect Your Data
You never want to take chances when it comes to the information stored on your IT equipment, especially when relocating. There are a number of things that can go wrong, and the last thing you want is for your equipment to get damaged during the move. Be sure to make several backup copies of all IT data and store those in a secure location.
There are many benefits to relocating your IT department, and you should certainly enjoy the process. Just be sure to follow the above checklist to ensure the safety of your equipment and the sensitive company and client information stored on them. If you decide to sell your IT equipment in New Jersey, give us a call at 800-419-7176 or fill out our contact form.