Downsizing Workspace and Office relocation

This month, we have assisted three of our clients with moves and relocating them to smaller offices. These moves are mainly because of COVID-19 and the fact that many employees are working from home (as of this writing, there is still no vaccine for COVID-19). Office moves have many moving parts so to speak, and you have to consider many factors to make it smooth and cost effective. As far as the IT side of it, the important factors to consider are as follows:

  • You will have less room and space. This might be an ideal time to do some “house cleaning”, tossing out and recycling unused items prior to moving. This allows you to either take necessary equipment or put them in storage.
  • Internet – Confirm that the new location can have high-speed internet similar or better than what you already have. Make sure the Wi-Fi coverage is adequate for your needs.
  • Cabling – Of note, you will need to make sure that you get CAT6 cables or better for the new location and adequate drops for your phone and internet.
  • Infrastructure –Ensure you have adequate power and AC for the server room, as well as the entire office.
  • Taking downtime into consideration – Communicate with employees, vendors and clients that your email and applications will be down for several hours while move is in process.
  • Make sure the server and network equipment, computers and peripherals are moved by the IT company. Movers will treat your equipment as a piece of furniture.
  • If you get new IP’s, your routers, firewall and remote access should be updated with the new IT.
  • Backup, backup, backup – Make sure you have a good backup before you move.
  • Forwarding and porting your phones and phone numbers. Also, upload your important files to the cloud.
  • Lastly, it is advised to have IT support help during the move as they are able to assist with any IT related issues or concerns that may arise.

Proceeding with a move has its challenges, but with the support of a trusted IT team like CEO Computers behind you, we can help get you set up, reducing the stress of going at it alone. For questions you may have about a possible move or any other tech related question, feel free to contact us at CEO Computers: 818-501-2281 or via email at:

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