So, you are in the process of organizing an office move but are concerned about how that valuable IT gear is very likely to endure the journey. Here we will provide some top tips as to how to safeguard your precious kit and once we talk about IT equipment here, we are including everything – things such as notebooks, tablets and where not been hauled in your pocket, even smartphone.
- Review your insurance policy position. Yes, this may seem a little defeatist but whatever security steps you take there is always the possibility of something being ruined maybe even beyond repair. So, be certain you have appropriate insurance coverage and bear in mind that some policies may not cover things in transit. Read the fine detail.
- Read these user guides that are probably sitting, largely unread, in your filing cabinet. They might well contain useful advice and guidance about the best way best to protect the bit of kit worried if you will need to move it.
- Make sure anything that contains information, including things like videos and picture files, is backed up on another device or storage medium somewhere on moving office. This was time-consuming and tedious but now can be quickly done using many different equipment or Cloud established facilities. In a sense, this is only another kind of insurance just in case something goes wrong.
- Select your specialist office removals company attentively. Some may be especially experienced in technology and commercial removals. They may have the ability to provide you with many different hints and perhaps even provide exceptional boxes in certain conditions.
- Ensure that your items are well packaged. Generally things like bubble wrap and very solid cardboard boxes should be considered as being essential. You might also wish to be certain any screens are coated with some kind of hard protection to be able to decrease the odds of them being broken or badly scraped. It could also be a wise idea, assuming your budget will allow it, to receive your technology professionally packaged rather than attempt to get it done on a DIY basis.
- Do not forget that damage can be both a physical and software item. So, attempt to avoid simply pulling out plugs between boxes and apparatus right, left and Centre as you are packing. Occasionally individual IT devices need to be disconnected from one another and shut down in a very particular fashion and Sequence if the possibility of software damage is to be avoided. If this all sounds like gobbledygook then you need to consult an IT specialist as soon as possible.