Moving Offices? Pack Up Your IT with Cloud
Thinking of packing your bags and moving to another office location? As exciting as it sounds, regardless of the reason, moving offices isn’t easy and should be carefully managed. If the effort is poorly coordinated it can turn into a costly adventure that can have an impact on the bottom line.
Before calling in the moving vans, making sure that IT keeps on running should be the top item on the agenda. You can’t move IT the same way we move furniture.
Relocating IT resources such as computers, servers and other IT equipment is challenging and time consuming. Mistakes in this area can result in disruption of business operations, downtime and stress.
There are plenty of ways you can ease the stress of moving your office space, but what if we told you that there’s one powerful solution that stands out on multiple fronts? Cloud solutions, like Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), can simplify your move, reduce costs and maintenance issues all while maintaining strict security policies and keeping your staff productive. Cloud technology is among the trending technologies driving digital transformation.
It’s time to move your IT infrastructure, not just across town, but into a more dependable, scalable new home, the cloud.
By moving IT infrastructure to the cloud, companies have the opportunity to slash their overhead costs. With a pay as you go operating budget model transforming the cost structure and enhancing your capabilities by letting go of legacy systems.
And with less items on the office IT relocation checklist, this would mean more cost savings on cabling, installation and equipment setup.
By leveraging Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and Application Publishing employees can have access to the same familiar desktop personalization and applications from any location. They could start working remotely or from home during office relocation and still be able to collaborate without being in the same location. Cloud technology ensures business continuity, increased efficiency and productivity of employees.
Security, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
When moving offices, it is very important to make sure that all sensitive data is safe, stored and backup up properly. Relying on legacy IT systems with limited security, business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) can be worrisome.
Secure hosted private cloud with it’s tier 3 + virtual private data centers that meet SSAE 16 auditing standards ensure security and backs up the data on various servers making sure the data is safe and secure.
Relocating your office due to expansion and want to relieve your IT team’s stress on keeping up with the server and software upgrades? Or is your business experiencing a shift in strategy and looking to downsize your physical space? Scalability is another advantage that cloud computing brings to the table, allowing companies to scale up or scale down their IT resources on the fly with latest upgrades and fixes deployed. When using a DaaS solution, this can happen within hours instead of days, weeks or months. If the move takes longer than planned and employees need to work remotely, DaaS can keep them productive while still maintaining strict security protocols. Your staff would simply need a device with an internet connection to access their desktop and all of their files. This could even be done on a personal device instead of an IT managed device and once you are settled into your new space, you don’t need to worry about transferring any work product from that personal device to the office system.
Sometimes, businesses find that they must scale down. This could be due to many reasons, both positive and negative. Regardless of the driving force behind the downsizing, the cloud can keep your operations running smoothly during the move, all while helping you to reduce costs. Maintenance issues, security, software updates are all bundled into a single fee, reducing the complexity of managing your IT infrastructure and costs.
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Relocating to another office can be an exciting move, but it’s also hard work, especially packing up your IT. Let our cloud engineers do that for you. Fill out this form and one of our team members will give you a call.