If you are a CIO or IT Manager at a company that is relocating or adding a new location sometime in the near future, you may already be dreading the IT and Telecom component. If you have been through it before, you know that a move can be very costly both in time and money (even if things go well). However, when not planned and managed well a move can be a huge drain on company resources that drags on to create a chaotic environment that usually ends in a lot of finger pointing.
Not surprising since there are so many things to consider when moving or adding a new location:
New or Upgraded Phone Systems Internet Connectivity Local Dial Tone Long Distance Wide Area Network Cabling Email Servers and Infrastructure Virtual Desktops Security and Firewall The Installation Process Trying to manage all of this on your own can be terrifying. In fact, a recent industry survey revealed that ONE in THREE people tasked with managing the IT/Telecom move, either quit, or were replaced before the move was completed. You definitely don’t want to be a part of that statistic!
The fact of the matter is, you’re probably not an expert (nor need to be) in all of the areas necessary to complete a successful IT and Telecom move. Considering this, working with an outside resource with the right experience really makes a lot of sense. This is especially true in the case of eXemplify Group. Our services add nothing to the cost of the move, and in many cases, end up saving your company money on monthly recurring costs.
We start by outlining a clear vision of your company’s goals and infrastructure requirements. It is important to understand how today’s technology can impact and support your company’s big picture objectives at your new location. There is a mind-boggling array of options, but only one right solution for your company. Our job is to cut through the clutter and help you find that right solution.
Preparation for the IT and Telecom move should start 6 to 12 months in advance. This will give all the stakeholders time to think through the project to determine responsibilities before, during, and after the project is completed.
If you have a move coming up in the next 12 months and would like see how eXemplify Group can assist, please don’t hesitate to – https://www.exemplifygroup.com/contact contact us to schedule a free, no obligation assessment. We have the resources and skills to take the project from start to finish and make life a lot easier in the process.