Four Tips for Moving Office Computer Equipment
Often, what distinguishes the commercial relocation leaders from all the other office movers in Las Vegas is their ability to break down, prepare, transport and set up computer equipment and business machines. It’s no simple task. There are lot of variables involved, including cabled connections, wireless connections, software and more. There’s also the added pressure of time as money and the client often requiring their computers and network to be up and running again as soon as possible.
Back up Everything
Ideally, you have automated backup to a cloud and redundancy already in place. Small business offices often don’t, however, and it’s necessary to back up manually. Have a plan in place. Make individuals responsible for their workstations and the office manager responsible for community resources. Make a physical backup but also duplicate all essential data to a remote location.
Coordinate Your Dismantling
This is the area where many offices cost themselves significant money and time. Coordinating how you dismantle may take more time and effort but consider it an investment that will save time and money on the other end. Use color-coding to associate peripherals with ports and the like. The goal here is to make it as easy as possible to reassemble everything as it was as soon as possible.
Pack Your Computer Equipment
The retail boxes the computer equipment originally came in is usually the best choice for packing. If that isn’t available, choose an appropriately sized box and fill any air with Styrofoam inserts, packaging popcorn and so forth. Avoid packaging mice, hubs, external hard drives and the like with the monitors and computers they’re associated with. Instead, associate the cartons that they’re individually packed in.
Seal and Label Everything
The boxes containing the equipment that make up a system should be kept together. Nevertheless, cartons in a set can get separated so use color-coding, numbering or another system. Make sure boxes are positioned appropriately. Towers and monitors should stand in their boxes as they would on a desk. Use labels to indicate how a box should be positioned. Likewise, indicate if a box is too heavy to be stacked on top of others or too sensitive to have boxes stacked on top of it.