Moving Computers, Monitors and Peripherals

13 Jan 2014 9:59 AM | Anonymous

You may have just a couple computers, monitors and peripherals or you may have hundreds in your office setting. Whichever your case, there are steps you can take to ensure your assets are properly set up and ready to work after they have been moved. Organization is not only crucial to a successful move in general, but it’s also very important when it comes to the smaller parts of your move.

The first order of business is to label your computers, monitors, and peripherals before disconnecting them for your office move. Make sure each computer station is properly matched to its monitor and peripherals. If a computer is connected to a printer, scanner, or fax machine, label them to match as well. Be sure to check with your moving consultant because he or she will have labels and antistatic safety bags you or they can use to safely preparing your computers for moving.

You might choose to label your computers with numbers, letters, or employee names but however you decide to do it, make sure you match the connecting monitors and peripherals. Take plenty of pictures of how each computer station is set up and most especially how the wiring is connected and where connections are made between assets. This will help you minimize downtime and improve efficiency at destination during setup because you won’t have to try and solve connectivity issues between electronics or mismatched computer stations with employees or departments.

Your office movers will work with you to help your move go as smoothly as possible. They will bring questions and concerns to your attention to help with preventing mishaps or potential issues. It’s their goal to provide you with the most efficient and successful move possible and you can rest assure that with CRN, that’s what you will get. By organizing your computer stations and properly labeling them to ensure each piece matches another at destination, you’ll have that much more of a successful move.

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