In many organisations, IT departments do not have the experience and/or the resource to ensure that the additional requirements of relocation are met. Whatever the size and complexity of the project, Mepco moves guarantee a seamless relocation service, delivered to the highest standard. In these instances our project managers can recognise the areas requiring support and organise our teams accordingly. This ensures your organisation’s IT department or supplier can continue to meet their on-going responsibilities without impacting on their service levels.
There is more to it than just this and to ensure a smooth movement, it is important to have a well-planned IT shift in place. What this will do for you and eventually your business is that there will be an instantly operative and productive morning post the office movement instead of constant chaos, dysfunctional staff, angry customers which would lead to not just downtimes but also losses in revenues. In the most ideal of scenarios, the aim post every office shift has to be to ensure that the business carries on exactly how it would have had you been in the old setting. If anything, it should be done in a more productive manner.
When it comes to the relocation of office spaces, Mepco provides an expertise with the planning and execution of areas related to IT. Below is a list of pointers of issues that need to be considered before you unplug a workstation: The planning phase of the new office space needs to be done taking into consideration the infrastructure that may be required to brace IT. Have clarity and determine who would be running the telephone cables and network Careful considerations need to be made while choosing the service provider for your internet connection and if deemed fit, ensure that there you place an order for internet circuits that have blocks of addresses that have multiple static IP.
This needs to be done in a minimum of 2 months prior to the date that you plan to move-in and in the process, it is important to not forget to terminate the old services.
Also, make careful consideration of how to get dial tone services on your telephone: Internet based phone circuits, PRI phone system and standard phone service.
All the equipment that needs to be moved has to be accounted for and responsibilities need to be assigned to take ownership on them.
A team needs to be assembled to carefully un-wire and then reassemble network devices, workstations and servers.
The current system back-up needs to be taken, it has to be tested for loop holes and then moved in a separate manner.
Back-up your old system, test the back-up and move the backup separately from the rest of the equipment
Ascertain if you are replacing or simply moving the equipment. Have a contingency plan