When relocating to a new office space, one of the first things that you should consider is: How should I pack my office’s IT equipment for moving day? Equipment disconnecting and re-connecting during office relocations is important because it is a big part of what makes your company run efficiently. Damage to any technical equipment while packing could result in loss to your important business information and data. This can be avoided if there is proper planning in advance.
To get a better idea of how to pack your equipment, here is what should be considered when making a packing list for your IT equipment.
Disconnecting IT Equipment
- Take Photos of Your Space Before Packing
- Pack PC or Apple Desktops
- Sort and Label Cables and Wires
- Dispose of Old Equipment
- Back Up All Data Systems
- Pack All Other Equipment and Accessories
Re-Connecting IT Equipment
- Make a Layout Plan for IT Equipment
- Strategically Place Wires
- Test Network Before First Day
- Test That All Other Equipment Is Running
- Have a Back-Up Plan
Luckily there are professionals out there who can handle all your disconnecting and re-connecting needs. It can sometimes be a wiser decision to consider professional IT disconnect and reconnect services. Do not ask your employees to handle the disconnecting, reconnecting, or packing of their equipment. Damage is less likely to occur when equipment relocation is handled by professional technicians. Ideally, the moving company that you choose should offer IT disconnect and reconnect services and is fully insured.