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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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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8 Essential Steps to Planning Your Office Move

Planning an office move is a multi-step process that requires careful planning and several preparation steps. It’s best to divide the workload and assign specific tasks to different employees. Starting the process early and maintaining frequent open communication are key.  Here are 8 essential steps to a successful, stress free move.   1.  Create a Timeline Create a timeline that includes all the required stages of your move. Discuss the plan with all team members involved with the move as early as possible. Be realistic about how much time you will need. A small office may need at least three […]

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Keep Your Personal Data Secure During a Move

I read with frustration about the news of the Capital One data breach that affected more than 100 million people applying for credit. Fortunately, authorities arrested the hacker. But not before the damage was done. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about huge data security hacks recently. The FTC just fined Equifax $575 million for its 2017 breach of 148 million people and their personal data. Data protection and security are everyone’s responsibility. Did you know that 60% of Americans report they or an immediate family member have been victims of a scheme to defraud? It is essential to […]

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