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5 Tips to Keep Your Office Organized

The end of the year is the season where things tend to slow down a bit at work (at least for some, not for us, this is our busiest season for commercial moving).  So many people take this time to tidy up and get organized for the new year.  For those of you that aren’t OCD about keeping a clean office area, I wanted to share with you 5 tips to keep your office clean and organized. Tip #1 – Out with the old. File It, Scan It, Shred It Throw out what you don’t need (also known as purging).  […]

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3 tips to safeguard your office move

In this blog, I’m going to discuss 3 tips to safeguard your office move.  As you may know, the biggest expense of an office move isn’t the cost of the mover, but the downtime and disruption to your business.  That’s not to mention the risk to your property  if the move doesn’t go as planned. A successful office move requires detailed planning and coordination. Coordinating an office move can be stressful, especially as you continue to do your “day job”. There’s a lot to think about.  As the point person for the move, everyone is looking to you for the […]

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6 Office and Industrial Industry Trends for 2020

I am writing today about 6 office and industrial industry trends for 2020 and beyond.  Please feel free to comment below with other industry trends that you would like to read about. Trend #1:  Furniture.  Should it stay or should it go? With the demand of temporary co-working spaces, the office furniture is leased and stays when the tenant leaves.  Therefore, the move is essentially contents and equipment with very little furniture moving. On the flip side, the economy is doing well and businesses have begun expanding or moving to bigger spaces.  The demand to furnish new workspaces has increased, […]

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5 Office Packing/Labeling Tips

Proper labeling is the most important part of the move preparation. The labels tell the move team what should be moved and the proper placement of each item at your new location.  Below are 5 office packing/labeling tips for your next move. Packing Tip #1 – Labeling All items moving must be labeled (i.e. furniture, computers, boxes, chairs, pictures, trash cans, floor mats, etc.). Each office, cubicle/workstation, work room, and open area will be assigned a unique move number by your mover.  This is to ensure all items are moved according to the floor plan. The move number should be […]

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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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