5 Tips for Moving Your Server(s) to a Data Center

There is no doubt that moving your servers to a data center is costly and high risk.  There is nothing more frustrating than high relocation costs, data loss, security risks, and employee downtime.  I’ve included 5 expert tips  for moving your server(s) to a data center. Key factors to a successful data center move are preparation and experience.  You will need to coordinate proper shutdown, de-racking, shipping preparation, re-racking and create a thorough testing plan.  If you don’t have the internal personnel to execute these tasks properly, find a trained certified partner who can help.   In the meantime, here’s 5 […]

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The key to successfully moving your IT equipment

As your move day approaches, your plate can feel like it’s overflowing. A huge component of your move will be what to do with your IT equipment.  Relocating your computers, servers and other electronics without damage all while minimizing downtime and disruption can be overwhelming.   The key to successfully moving your IT equipment will be meeting with two key groups before you move: your IT Team and your mover.    Working with your IT Team: Pre-Move Meeting  Conduct a pre-move meeting with your IT team to determine what is moving and what is not.  Some key questions to consider during the […]

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Are you ready for an IT hardware refresh?

Most companies refresh their IT hardware every 3 – 5 years. A hardware refresh usually means replacing all your monitors, docking stations and preferred device of your choice.  The most common reason companies do a refresh has to deal with End of Life (EOL) and End of Service Life (EOSL) milestones. These milestones basically mean the OEM will no longer support your equipment. An IT refresh often requires your company to make special arrangements (either internally or through a technology rollout company (TRC)) to ensure that technology is fully functional and quickly deployed to minimize end-user downtime. This may include […]

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Recycling

4 Ways to Recycle IT Assets

Did you know that recycling your IT and electronic assets is a federal requirement? As end users, we are responsible for safe disposal of used computer equipment to be compliant with federal data security laws such as Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), Patriot Act of 2002, Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act (ITAD) and others. Regardless of what your company plans to do with the old equipment, the first step to proper disposal is to protect your corporate information by removing all data from hard drives.  There are plenty of programs that will wipe […]

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Top 5 Challenges to Office Moving

Is it time to move already? It seems only yesterday that a group of co-founders sat in this room and officially began the journey to financial freedom. With all the sweat and tears shed to build the business, it is finally time to move.   Moving to a new place to accommodate business expansion is what every business startup dreams of.  It does, however, come with its fair share of challenges.  Here are the top 5 challenges to office moving you need to keep in mind: 1. Productivity Losses According to statistics from AMSA, 37% of businesses move for business reasons […]

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Top 5 Tips to Tell Your Staff About Your Office Move

Relocating to a new office can be a cause for excitement and anxiety. Here are five (5) recommendations to tell your employees you are moving. Your goal: move quickly, smoothly, and with your staff feeling confident and moving with you. After all, it presents a change in their routine. Moving to a new space can impact your staff’s morale, so you must handle the process with care. Be prepared for the fact that some staff members may be anxious or unwilling to move. 1.  Notify the Employees as Early as Possible Few people love changes, so using clear, simple language, […]

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