Relocation is stressful; business relocation is even more stressful. You have all the stresses of relocation, plus the added stress of keeping your business operational. One of the biggest problems is moving IT infrastructure. Moving your servers and PCs, rebuilding and setting them up in your new office, and keeping your business going is tricky.
Many companies will simply move their tin from their old office to their new office, but an office move is a great time to step back, assess your infrastructure, and futureproof your business. Here at Ilkley IT Services, we think the Cloud provides a great infrastructure option. In this blog, we’ll list some of the ways that the Cloud and Ilkley IT can help you with your office relocation.
KEEPING YOU UP-TO-DATE
Office hardware requires replacement every 3 to 4 years to prevent it dating and eventually reaching its end of life. Rather than moving your out of date hardware to your new location and risking damage, a move to the Cloud would enable you to discard your old tin and never be out-of-date again. Here at Ilkley IT, we’re able to setup and manage an entire virtual infrastructure for you – backups, Office 365, applications, antivirus, and more – ensuring you are always up-to-date.
HELPING BUSINESS CONTINUITY
The process of physically moving tin can be time-consuming and cause a lapse in business operations – your staff probably can’t work until everything is set up. In contrast, a Cloud infrastructure can be setup whilst you’re operating off your tin. This means that the actual switch to the Cloud is easy and your staff can continue working throughout the process. Our Managed IT Support means that we can setup everything for you in advance of your move. You’ll also save time, money and energy by simply having less to move.
There’s always risk of damage to your IT setup during a relocation. A Cloud infrastructure diminishes this chance as there’s much less to physically move. Further to this, a Cloud based backup solution will ensure that you can recover from virtually anything, regardless of whether you’re mid-move.
An assessment of your infrastructure will allow you to think about the future. Cloud computing is scalable and flexible, meaning you can respond to change easily. Your Cloud-based infrastructure will meet your business needs now and will still meet them in 10 years’ time too.
SUPPORTING YOU ALL THE WAY
Our Managed IT Support contracts mean that we can help you through your move and thereafter too. Our support enables businesses of all sizes to access IT expertise. We can plan, manage and facilitate your office move, your move to the Cloud, or both together. Our help will make your move as stress free as possible, manageable, and above all else, it will have a minimal impact on your business continuity.
Why Ilkley IT Services?
We help small and medium sized businesses who don’t have an in-house IT department maximise and maintain their business IT infrastructure.
We constantly monitor your PCs, network and other IT devices. We’ll often prevent problems from happening without users even knowing, meaning you and your staff continue to work uninterrupted.
On the rare occasions when things do go wrong we’re ready to respond quickly and efficiently. With our vast experience and investment in the best tools we are well equipped to get you back up and running in the quickest possible time.
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