4 Tips For A Successful Relocation Of Your Technology Company
Corporate relocations are an exciting moment in the life cycle of many companies. They often signify the growth of your customer base, and the lengthening of the national reach of your brand.
But in addition to being exciting, moving your IT business also has the potential to be challenging and stressful. As the owner of a technology company, you’ll be facing some unique challenges during the process.
Here are 4 quick tips for a successful company move, so you can avoid the stress, hassle, and cost of business downtime from lost, damaged, or delayed company equipment and infrastructure.
1. Designate A Relocation Manager Early On
Finding someone on your team who is willing to act as the project manager for your move (or your “relocation manager” if you prefer) is a critical step for a few different reasons.
If any team in your office was working on a project, they would block out some time beforehand to delineate who was in charge of what.
Designating a relocation manager will help you look at your corporate move just like any other project, which will make it seem less daunting and help alleviate anxiety about it.
But just as importantly, if you choose well, you’ll have a willing and capable person by your side to oversee the process and ensure that everything unfolds smoothly.
2. Make Sure Your Sensitive Data Is Protected
One of the unique challenges that comes with being in the IT industry is that you aren’t simply tasked with protecting your own personal data during the move.
You’re also responsible for protecting the personal data of anyone in your database or any other digital access point to their data.
Not only can this be a daunting task, but it’s critically important that you avoid even the smallest data breach. In today’s world where information and news travel instantly, a data breach would forever be associated with your business in the minds of the public.
It’s well worth your time to invest in extra measures to make sure your move goes successfully and your sensitive data stays protected.
3. Evaluate Your Equipment (And Consider Upgrading)
A company relocation is a fantastic time to take a good hard look at your equipment and business infrastructure and ask yourself a few questions:
- How old is this equipment? Is it obsolete, or will it be obsolete in the next 2-3 years?
- Will this equipment meet the projected needs of our company over the next 3-5 years?
- What strategic initiatives will we be able to achieve (or achieve more quickly) at our new location if we invest in upgrading our equipment?
As a technology company, it’s important to think seriously about these questions since so much of your day-to-day business hinges on the use of sophisticated equipment.
4. Take Stock Of Your Communication Infrastructure Needs
Communication infrastructure is another very important element of many tech companies.
This plays into your relocation process in two different ways. First, be mindful of the difficulties involved in safely and effectively moving large (and often easily damaged) infrastructural components, if you’re bringing any of your own with you.
And secondly, you should be sure to thoroughly check that the communication infrastructure capabilities at your new office align with your company’s daily communication needs.
Use The Right Moving Company
Using the right moving company can make all the difference in deciding whether your corporate move is smooth, simple and convenient, or full of headaches and accidental mishaps.
MoveStar has over two decades of experience executing successful moves. To learn more about how we can help with your technology company’s corporate relocation, contact us today.