Setting up a new office or relocating your business is a time-consuming and typically expensive process. If the current pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that remote work is very possible – and it’s likely the way of the future for many industries.
If you’re thinking about moving to a smaller office because of increased remote work, here’s why now might be the right time – and why you need a tech expert’s help!
The decision to move is ‘now’
For the better part of a year, Australian businesses have been participating in the great global remote work experiment. For many, it has been a roaring success. Employees are enjoying greater work-life balance, they are saving money on commutes and daily coffees, and employers are seeing greater productivity across the board.
So does this mean the end of the office as we know it? Not likely. While we will probably see more businesses allowing people to work from home for part of the week, the traditional office is still critical for team camaraderie, meeting new clients and driving the business forward.
What is likely to happen instead is that businesses will want to reduce their overheads and no longer pay for quite so much floor-space. When it’s time to make that move, there’s a lot to think about.
Why you need help from the tech experts
Preparing to move offices can take much longer than you expect! You might think transferring all your essential service can be done in a couple of weeks for example, but it can take several months for external service providers to set up power, data and phones for your new office space.
Relocation is also complex – there are a lot of moving parts to consider. A tech expert can help ensure a stress-free transition, and minimal impact to your normal business operations during the moving process. They can:
- Make sure you have the right internet capabilities from the outset.
- Help you design the optimum layout for your equipment and decide where your network equipment (e.g. on-site servers) will be housed.
- Double-check your power and data requirements, so you’re covered but you’re not paying for what you don’t need.
- Ensure you have enough power and data connections – in the right places.
- Handle the cabling.
- Move your phone system.
- Move your tech equipment safely and securely – after all, the hardware is fragile and contains sensitive company data.
It’s stressful enough moving house, let alone managing multiple employees and trying to get all their workstations – and all the technology that comes with it – transferred safely to a new location.
So before you start packing up your current premises, talk to a tech expert and get some professional help. At entire tech, we have years of experience in project builds and office relocations across all industries.
We make sure your tech is installed, set up and runs smoothly from day one – leaving you free to focus on your business. Contact us to find out more about our business and technology solutions for Perth enterprises.