When your business starts the relocation process you want the move to go as smoothly as possible, and there are many details that have to go just right to achieve that. One of the most important aspects of planning a move is relocating or adding computer and business phone systems. Migrating your voice and data systems will require advanced planning, and is not something that can wait until the day, or even the week of the move to figure out.
In fact, voice and data should be one of your first priorities when charting out a big move. That doesn’t involve just figuring out how to box everything up and move it; you will need to account for the physical layout, HVAC, the ceilings, cabling, etc. to make the transition as smooth as possible. This is doubly true if you are having a new building constructed.
We can’t stress the importance of strategic wiring enough–items such as computers, telephones, printers, and even cash registers, credit card terminals, and speakers all need to be considered and planned for if you want to avoid a frustrating heap of wires in your workspace. Additionally, you need to determine what network speed your business will require, as this will determine the grade of cabling necessary for your network to function properly. VoIP might lessen the importance of some of these requirements, but you will need to account for the extra data jack that may be needed for each phone line.
When you have the foresight to plan out your voice and data systems ahead of time, moving to a new office will result in minimal downtime.