Your employees and customers depend on a fully functioning IT department so you can provide top-notch service at all times.
When relocate your business, it’s important to make sure everything goes smoothly. Here’s how you can do that when relocating your IT department:
Use Data Centers and the Cloud as Much as Possible
If you keep your servers in a data center and your software running over the cloud to the maximum extent possible, you have that much less to move. More importantly than moving, however, is that you can reduce your staff and maintenance costs when you do this. If you haven’t already considered data centers and cloud software, maybe now’s the time to do so.
For the equipment you do choose to move to your new location, make sure you have adequate physical space. Also, once you’re there, this is your opportunity to get your cabling perfectly organized. If you use IP phones, separate cabling for the phone and PC is ideal.
Diagram Your Network
Know the setup of your current network and use it to plan how your network will fit in the new structure. This may also be the time to upgrade to new equipment, if it works within your budget.
Make Sure Fire Suppression and Cooling Systems are in Place
If you are going to move your server over, make sure the new location has these systems ready and available. Adequate cooling may not already be there. If you have many servers, you could possibly overwhelm the building’s cooling system, so you may need to add in your own cooling options.
Hire a CRN Moving Team to Help
Moving an IT department is not easy. There are a lot of little details you need to be sure are taken care of. Hiring a local CRN member to help your IT moves makes a lot of sense. Your professionals can focus on driving more organizational value than helping with the move.
In the past, moving IT equipment was as simple as disconnecting a few cables and packing the equipment. This is no longer the case. The technology with office workstations and communications equipment has become more and more complex. Although some offices choose to disconnect and reconnect office equipment themselves, others prefer experienced professionals like CRN to handle this for them.
Contact the Commercial Relocation Network today at 866-714-0111 if you need help coordinating your next IT/office move.
Posted in IT Moves | Leave a comment November 21, 2013
Bigger and better things are coming up for your business – congratulations! Before you get to celebrate the success too much though, you’re going to have to plan the move to your new location.
Enjoy the move!
If you need help with any or all aspects of the corporate moving process, contact the Commercial Relocation Network at 1-866-714-0111, and we’ll put you in touch with a moving company in your area.Posted in Moving Tips | Leave a comment November 14, 2013
Your company is about to go through an office move and that means you’ll be assigned a new workstation or office at destination. Do you know if everything in your current workspace will fit into your new one? You might have a large desk or even one with a credenza. Perhaps you have a small conference table for two to three people in your work setting. There are filing cabinets, mini fridges, printer stands, and more that can often be overlooked when moving to a new workstation or office.
Make your move easier and be sure you do your homework ahead of time. Find out if your new location will accommodate the furnishings in your current workspace. Otherwise you’ll find yourself with an over jammed workspace or items that won’t fit at destination. Consider a backup plan in case you end up in that very situation.
One sure way to find out is to look at the destination floor plan and identify your specific location. You can often find area or room measurements on the diagram and check them against your current workspace measurements. Check with you designated move coordinator from your company if you have one or contact your commercial relocation network move foreman and inquire with him or her from the start. They’ll work with you and will try to accommodate your specific needs when it comes to making sure your items all fit at destination.
It may be that you find yourself having to make a decision about which items you’ll need most, and which items you can do without. Hopefully that won’t be the case but if it is, it’s always less stressful when you are aware of the possibility and have an alternative solution available. On a more positive note, it might a good time to inform your boss that you’ll need new office furniture.
Your commercial relocation office movers are well aware of potential obstacles you may face in your office move, and they will work with you to accommodate your needs as much as possible. The more you are prepared for your office move, the better you’ll be and the more able your office movers will be to help you.Posted in Moving Tips | Leave a comment November 5, 2013
You never know what’s going to come up with your office move, but with smart budgeting you can prepare for the worst case scenario.
How do you know if you’ve budgeted for that scenario? Follow these tips to ensure your budget keeps the stress and hassle of moving in check:
Now that you’ve got the nitty gritty of the budgeting out of the way, it’s time to enjoy your move!Posted in Moving Tips | Leave a comment November 5, 2013
If your company is moving on to bigger and better things, it’s important to make sure the office moving process goes as smoothly as possible. That way, you can focus on your real passion – operating your business.
Here are 7 common mistakes to avoid:
Whether you’re moving because business is skyrocketing or simply to have a new location, there’s going to be a bit of stress and hassle throughout the process. But, you can minimize their impact by thinking ahead a little.
By taking these steps, you can make your move as smooth as possible:
Make a Thorough Checklist
As you start looking for new space, start planning out the entire move step-by-step. As you progress through the process, make sure you update your checklist and remain in close communication with all vendors and key internal personnel.
Streamline Your Furniture and Inventory
Moving is the perfect time to unload some of that extra stuff your business no longer needs. Just like you streamline your processes for maximum efficiency, streamline your physical inventory. It will be that much less to move around and track later on. If you haven’t used it in six months, donate it or sell it.
Hire the Most Reputable Vendors
The more straightforward a vendor’s process is, the easier the process will be. One party may be cheaper than another, but then they may charge you more down the road. The vendor who has the most straightforward approach, even though they might cost more, will be well worth the cost over the long haul.
Set Up Necessary Services
Get in touch with your service providers as soon as you have a new location picked out. This is for everyone from your phone service provider to the company that delivers your water. The more notice you provide the less there will be to worry about as your move date approaches.
Map Out the New Location
Make sure you know how to access your new location with ease. Make sure your employees and customers can navigate to and through your new office with ease.
Consider Data Centers/Co-Location
Rather than moving your powerful servers with you, consider keeping them at a data center. This can also keep your long-term IT costs down.
If you need help with an office move, make sure you contact the Commercial Relocation Network at 1-866-714-0111.Posted in Moving Tips | Leave a comment November 1, 2013
When you are thinking about your plan for your office move, organization is essential for a successful move. Besides labeling your boxes, moving crates, and furniture, it is important to make a floor diagram of your entire office space down to each room. Do this for both the origin and destination. Floor diagrams are a great way to organize your move and to help speed up the moving process.
As members of the Commercial Relocation Network, our office movers understand that time is money and we want your move to be just as smooth and efficient as you do. We want you to get back to operating your business as quickly as possible. Using a floor diagram that depicts where all of your items will be placed at destination will help ensure a more efficient move. Your office moving company’s foreman will convey your floor diagram to the rest of the moving crew and help them understand your exact instructions.
When you put your floor diagram together try to be as detailed as possible about the departments for each area or room space. Make sure you properly label the areas on the diagram legibly, and that the items destined for those rooms or spaces match with your diagram labels. It often helps to use a color-coded labeling system where specific colored labels on items match rooms or spaces with the same color code.
Your floor diagram can include exact furniture placement references per room or space at your new destination. It would be ideal to have measurements already taken to confirm your items will fit in those specific locations. Then, your office movers can simply match up the furniture with the diagram. This is most efficient floor diagram to use, and would allow for maximum moving efficiency. However, appointing a coordinator who can help with exact furniture placement per room can be just as effective when using a floor diagram.
Be sure to check out CRN’s page on how to plan your office move early and find out even more helpful information with your office move.Posted in Moving Tips | Leave a comment October 23, 2013
Whether your office is comprised of a single room or many rooms, there are plenty of things that can be done on your end to achieve a more successful move. Working with CRN should be priority number one but preparation is the most important thing you can do.
Consider taking a pre-move walkthrough of your office(s) and see if there is anything that might need special attention or handling that you would like your office movers aware of on moving day. Keep a notepad or sticky notes handy and document what’s important to you. You may even leave a sticky note on a piece of furniture or cabinet to remind yourself to share your concerns with the movers when they arrive.
Do you have pictures, posters, or whiteboards hanging on the walls? In many cases these are items that your office movers will need you to take down from the walls. If that is the case with your movers, have those items off the walls and ready to move before your movers arrive.
Are your boxes and totes properly sealed? If you equipped your office with a refrigerator, make sure it’s emptied and waterlines disconnected. Copiers may need to have ink cartridges removed before handling, and ensure your sensitive electronics are properly deactivated and ready to go.
Labels, labels, labels; make sure every item and box is labeled properly so your movers know where to put them at destination. Floor diagrams are very helpful for more accurate placement of boxes and items. These are some of things you can do to help facilitate your move. Be sure to visit CRN’s office moving checklist for more useful information.
By preparing your assets and personnel for your office move, you are ensuring a more efficient and successful move. A move with minimal surprises and downtime will help get you and your offices back up and in business faster.Posted in CRN | Leave a comment October 14, 2013
Moving your business is no small ordeal and it’s something that you’re going to want done properly. One of the best securities in choosing office movers within the Commercial Relocation Network (CRN) is that they aren’t just your run of the mill movers. As part of CRN, commercial office movers have to meet a high standard of quality and efficiency in providing professional moving services to business customers.
By allowing office movers with the Commercial Relocation Network to handle your moving needs, you can be assured that yours and all of your personnel’s equipment will be handled safely and properly. Take for example moving sensitive electronics such as tower servers; the equipment is very expensive, needs to be specially prepared, delicately handled, securely loaded, and safely transported. It’s not always as simple as just ‘grab and go’, which is often the average mover’s working mentality. With CRN, you can trust that your office movers will come prepared with the right equipment for the job, and the experience to do the job well.
Your business’s equipment, furniture, sensitive electronics, and other assets are too expensive to leave in the hands of movers who don’t carry a proven skillset based on real commercial moving experience. The Commercial Relocation Network offers refined office movers who truly know the commercial moving industry. If you’re still on the fence about who to choose for your move, take a look at CRN’s core values. You’ll find that moving with CRN is moving with the ‘best of the best’.
The commercial relocation network is focused on quality customer service and your successful move. Don’t waste any more time weighing your options with other office movers. Choose CRN to provide you the very best office movers today. You successful move depends on it.Posted in CRN | Leave a comment September 16, 2013
Many movers claim to provide office moving services, but most treat office relocations like a typical household move when it comes to the type of equipment and processes they use. The result is a disorganized and unsecure move that ends up costing way more time and money than expected.
Businesses that want their move handled professionally count on office movers in the Commercial Relocation Network for all of their moving needs. The CRN is a membership organization comprised of reputable office movers that have been recognized as the best of the best in their geographical area. To better understand the benefits of hiring CRN office movers, you need to familiarize yourself with the services that set them apart from your average mover.
Office movers in CRN, including the specialists at Admiral Movers, are experts at relocating offices of all types and sizes. They have experience with the many intricacies of relocating an office and doing so with the least amount of downtime. Members of the Commercial Relocation Network provide turnkey office moving services that are widely considered the best in the business. From moving healthcare facilities to manufacturing plants to data centers, CRN office movers use innovative methods and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure relocations are precisely managed.
Businesses with data centers have a unique set of concerns when relocating from one location to another. They have clients that rely on them for uptime, so they need an office mover that can deliver sensitive equipment within a tight schedule. Admiral Movers, an office mover approved by the Commercial Relocation Network, offers data center moving services that include disconnect/reconnect, cabling, and precision packing that ensures this high-tech and very expensive equipment is never damaged during the relocation.
Members of the Commercial Relocation Network are committed to green moving. They help companies reduce waste and dispose of unneeded materials safely and economically—and in an environmentally friendly manner. Whether moving a small office or a large corporation, CRN office moversdo so with both the company’s and the environment’s best interests in mind. That is why they offer additional disposal and recycling services for all unwanted furniture, electronics, and waste. In addition, CRN members like Admiral Movers also offer secure document shredding and disposal services for outdated files.
Moving Healthcare Facilities
In addition to the relocation concerns of other industries, healthcare facilities face additional challenges and liabilities regarding privacy issues. They must meet the standards of HIPAA and other privacy policies, which is why Commercial Relocation Network office movers provide secure chain-of-custody processes, staged moving, and technology setup. This enables medical offices to relocate their files securely and be ready to see patients as soon as they’re settled in the new building.
Most businesses don’t have the time or expertise to pack up their own offices. This is because packing an office requires precision, careful planning, and the right materials to prevent damage and loss. From moving small electronics to large pieces of art to a massive volume of files, Commercial Relocation Network office movers take better care of their clients’ property than any other movers.
Most businesses have lease terms that require them to decommission the property back over to the landlord. Office movers in the Commercial Relocation Network can handle the entire coordination process so that businesses can focus on their move and worry less about their old location. Some of these decommission services include meeting with property management, disposing of trash on the property, cleaning the facility, and performing final walkthroughs with property management officials.
Choosing a CRN Office Mover
When it’s time to move your office, consider the reputation and the broad range of services offered by the office moving company. The CRN approves only the best of the best, and it continually audits its members to ensure they stay at the top of their game year after year. Whether you’re moving a small office or need an experienced professional for a large, complex relocation, look no further than office movers in the Commercial Relocation Network.
Moving offices in Montgomery, AL? Talk to Admiral Movers, the most trusted Montgomery office mover, to see the difference when you work with an office relocation expert. Visit www.AdmiralMovers.com or call 877.816.3454 for more information and to obtain a quote.
If you’re moving to another location, search for a Commercial Relocation Network from our locations page to find the member closest to you.Posted in CRN | Leave a comment ← Older posts