Office relocation checklist
- Originally Published:
- Apr 2019
Whether moving a headquarters or branch office, site relocations are among the most demanding projects IT professionals must address. From power and wiring dependencies to circuit and facilities requirements, numerous elements require careful planning and tracking to ensure that critical facets aren’t overlooked.
This checklist includes three key worksheets to help you cover all the bases:
- A detailed project plan that lists and describes each step
- An equipment and services list
- A contact list
In the commotion of an office move, in which employees, workstations, furniture, network and server components, printers, audio and video equipment, security systems, and other critical items must all be moved with a minimum of downtime, numerous dependencies are often overlooked. For example, in a move’s confusion, it’s easy to forget that IT staff can’t set up critical employees’ computers and get them up and running at a new site if desks and network connections haven’t first been set up in those employees’ workspaces. Similarly, IT pros can’t begin firing up domain controllers and network switches at a new site until its server room, network closets, and power requirements are ready to go live. And they can’t install and light the new site’s wireless network if electricians didn’t properly run network drops to the planned wireless access point locations.
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