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Planning for an Office Move?

Are you currently looking to open a new office or relocate to new premises? The key to a smooth move is plenty of planning well in advance so there are no hidden surprises!

We are delighted to have recently helped several clients open new premises and understand just how stressful it can be.

At its most simple, an office move can be an exercise in getting hardware from location A over to location B in the least possible time, with minimal disruption and ensuring everything works when it arrives at the end destination.

What makes the move work well is planning; not just the scheduling and arranging, but the time spent making sure the new site is fit for purpose well in advance. When helping our own clients move, we take a look at the new location(s) with them and offer advice regarding what might need to be changed or updated to match their requirements. Prior to moving, we attend site and test all the network points so that there are no unpleasant surprises on the day.

We also ensure that new internet services are procured, installed and tested ahead of the move date. This might mean a small overlap of time and cost as the existing services of the current office overlap the new services but there is no point in trying to save pennies only to find you are committed to move into an office where no broadband is available.

With the correct planning and preparation, the physical move of the network hardware can be made relatively straight forward and there would be minimal configuration required at the new location.

With the increased use of VoIP, where your telephony also uses the internet and is not tied to a geographical location as remains the case for analogue and ISDN lines, one can also move the communications with comparative ease and even remain contactable by phone throughout the move process via mobile app connectivity to the VoIP system and/or staff able to respond from either the old or new office.

Having previously installed VoIP to Virgo Beauty, a beauty salon in Goring, we were delighted when they contacted us to ask if we could help set up their new salon in Pangbourne.

“I am a salon owner and use VCI for my current business,” says Sarah Virgo, Owner of Virgo Beauty. “I have recently had them set up my systems for my second salon. I can’t recommend them enough. A very quick and efficient service and delivery. And the advice was so helpful, giving me options without the hard sell. They have made life so easy as I am so busy with refurbishment it’s such a relief to know this is one task quickly and efficiently ticked off my list.”

Moving is still listed as one of the most stressful undertakings in life and moving a business of any size is not without challenge but, with good planning and appropriate help from your support companies who may well have been involved in multiple office moves over the years, it can be of minimal disruption and help take your business forward.

If you are planning a move, want to expand to a second office or simply want to know more about the options of VoIP telephony, please give us a call on 0118 976 7111.

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