Before you assume the fetal position and whine softly in a corner during the ensuing riot, check out this 6-Step Punch List to run through as soon as you can.
Another thing to consider is how people actually begin to work and move within the space. Considerations such as common areas, meeting rooms and external spaces (patios, outside areas), all impact set up and location of technology from server locations to printers.
But if you didn’t do that, do an audit of IT assets NOW. An IT provider such as partner, Higher State Technology, has IT automation software that can run a network diagnostic and provide an in-depth report on what you have age and status.
There is a separate but important consideration for BYOD (bring your own device). Knowing who has what including access from mobile and tablet devices is often overlooked. This can help you find the problems and troubleshoot short-term and long-term needs. This Network Detective service is provided at no charge to Tenavox clients.
Validate Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) is in place. Long term this would be part of your Business Continuity planning – but short term the focus is on backups of servers or other data and the protocol for recovery. This includes the proper precautions for security needs to ensure your environment is bulletproof Even when the company is primarily cloud-based, having a documented plan for what happens when the unexpected happens is critical.
Logging in, configuring access and correctly integrating printer/scanner and users can be where kinks need to be ironed out. It may be as simple as a publishing a ‘how to’ checklist or may require a trained set of eyes to just swiftly walk through the setup and troubleshoot gaps.
If you have the team in place with bandwidth to troubleshoot the first days of move-in headache, then they can divide and conquer to find out how to best get ‘speed’ back into the day-to-day by working with providers. If not, augmenting with IT experts who have trusted relationships and experience can help you get their faster to address the post-move needs.
This check list provided by Higher State Technology, a Tenavox partner. Higher State Technology, LLC (www.higher-state.com) provides outsourced, Managed IT Services and Support with services ranging from one-time troubleshooting and monthly services to scaling to be a company’s Virtual CTO. With a diverse and talented team, HST offers SMBs affordable and scalable solutions for best practices, unified communications, security, network administration and collaboration on a Strategic IT Roadmap for leveraging technology for business performance improvements, revenue acceleration and margin improvements.