Reliable and efficient internet can sometimes be overlooked
Protect systems, networks, programs, devices and data from cyberattacks
Ensure your network is set up the right way to drive performance and prevent vulnerabilities
Methodical thinking documenting how to respond to unplanned incidents
Systematic evaluation measuring how your infrastructure conforms with the best security practises
Looking to move offices in the UK? Looking for a professional IT office relocation plan, or need some guidance to create one? We’re here to help.
Your Office IT move checklist
After you’ve signed your contract for your new UK office, you’re going to need to think about a few things, including your office IT relocation. We’ve made the following checklist of things you need to consider.
Once you’ve considered these questions, we plan for four different phases.
An onsite audit can be one of the most useful things in the planning stage. Audits help flag any issues or concerns before your move in date, giving us the opportunity to resolve them for you smoothly and proactively. Our audits consist of:
When it comes to an IT office move, it’s often the case that procuring new equipment is the most straightforward and recommended option. In addition to the upgraded IT equipment, your business also benefits from being able to install the new equipment while leaving your existing equipment untouched. This means you can test internet connectivity and the overall network avoiding downtime and delays to your Go live. At Proxar, we can help ensure any new IT equipment needed is purchased and ready for delivery for your moving in date.
Alternatively, if you’ve chosen to keep your existing IT equipment as part of your UK business IT office move, we recommend ensuring it has been packed carefully to help prevent breakages. As a top tip, it often helps to label equipment so that the removal firm know exactly where to place the equipment upon delivering it to the new office - while helping you locate specific equipment much quicker when it’s time to unpack!
Unpacking equipment and connecting carefully will ultimately save you money! This is often a good opportunity to check any existing (or create) an asset list. Doing so will make your IT management much smoother in the future. If you need support with connecting your new office, Proxar IT can help.
The final phase of your IT office relocation! When everything unpacked and connected, you can now perform full testing of your infrastructure. Checking devices and all key services are working is essential to the smooth running of your business. With networking dependencies such as Firewalls, switches and load balancing combined with VPN access and corporate and guest Wi-Fi requirements reconfiguring your monitoring is also a sure way to identify any problems too