Branch Office Build Outs
How much downtime did you experience the last time you moved your company office? An office move is a major project which most companies are ill-equipped to handle. Collaboration with your Organization’s key employees ensures a smooth and timely office move with minimal downtime.
Planning information technology components of the move is pivotal to successfully getting your company up and running with minimal downtime. Leases, construction delays, permits, inspections, wiring, and Internet activation are some of the many factors that influence your move in schedule. Getting the IT team involved from the start will greatly improve the likelihood of a smooth transition.
Preparations for the move begin even before the final location has been selected. Inspection of potential new office space must be conducted by qualified IT Consultants to identify major structural, HVAC, wiring and electrical issues, which left unchecked, may translate into increased expenses and delaying of the project
After the new server room location has been identified, it is important to examine the air conditioning unit to confirm that it is 24×7 and will support the demands of the server room components. The electrical system must have sufficient capacity for your equipment’s load and have the right voltage and amperage and adequate surge protection. The data and electrical wiring must be well-suited for the number of workstations, printers, and other devices attached to the network. A detailed examination of the data wiring is required to verify the integrity of all the connections. The flooring in the server room should be antistatic and grounded. The security system must ensure the safety of the server room equipment. Fire suppression systems should be evaluated to ensure it will to suppress a fire without damaging electrical components and is safe for employees.
Alpen Technology Group’s consultants realize that every organization’s needs are unique and your new office location should be tailored to your organization’s requirements. Usually, tenant office improvements are necessary to support the servers, workstations and network equipment. Alpen Technology Group’s consultants have the experience to check for often overlooked items such as wiring cores for centered desks, and conference tables with potential for future layout changes. Alpen Technology Group has managed numerous office migrations and knows that thorough preparation can make the difference between significant disruptions or a quick and efficient office move with minimal downtime and reduced expenses.