Moving to a new office means moving your internet and phone connections. There is a process called “network due diligence” that answers the question. “Will my network function at the new office?”
The process answers questions about cost, risk mitigation, fail over, and current contract obligations that need to be addressed prior to the move. Timing is critical and should be set in motion no later than 90 days prior to the move. It is better to complete network due diligence, before the lease is signed. Many clients discover, after the lease is signed, that good reliable (affordable) internet connections are not available at the new office. Your current Internet Service Provider may not have adequate service at the new address, so another provider that fits your tolerance for risk and your budget must be selected.
Think of the ISP (internet service provider) as the landlord who wants to “rent” an internet connection to you based on 12, 24, or 36 month terms. All enterprise grade bandwidth pricing can be adjusted based on competing offers. An Internet Broker can gather competing offers and actually drive your monthly costs lower. The Internet Broker receives a commission from the ISP a free service to the client.
A free evaluation will help determine the type and quantity of cables needed for your new office. Space can be listed as “plug and play” with cabling already installed. It is in your best interest to have the cabling tested. The space may have been divided, and the landlord does not keep records on, or guarantee installed cabling.
Network Move Management:
This is a service that allows you to outsource the entire network move operation. Several companies are part of the network move. Cabling, Phone, IT, Riser Management, one or more Internet Service Providers. An experienced network move coordinator can guide your team through the decision making process during the network move.
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