Moving offices

Companies move offices all the time. With proper planning this should be a minimally disruptive event for both employees and customers.  If a proper plan is executed the biggest problem that an employee should have is finding their favorite staple remover.  On the other hand we hear too many stories about loss of phone or internet service for days after the move, missing backup data, or in one case an entire server that never got to the new location.  Over the last 15 years we have moved dozens of offices and never had a major glitch.  So we thought that it may be helpful to document and share our process.  While this document focuses on the IT components most of the concepts can be applied to other departments as well.

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