|Your company's performance
is dependent on your office technology. Our company's performance
is dependent on preparing and moving that technology safely, seamlessly
Movers, Inc.'s Tech Services Division, your ISO 9001 certified partner, has crews trained to prepare,
pack and protect your valuable computer workstations, printers, scanners,
fax machines and delicate electronic devices. As your IT staff concentrates
on your network system and infrastructure, our personnel will disassemble
and pack all the equipment in your office. These specialized crews
will place items in secure containers for transport, accompany them
to their new location, and upon final placement, properly reconnect
all items and assure they are in good working order.
|We offer this service to insure the
correct handling of all office technology, and to control the timely
delivery and in order making it reinstallation in order to disruption to your company's
Your business cannot afford any downtime; our
Tech Services Division will keep you on schedule.
|In today's organizational structure,
the office workstation and its related connectivity has grown significantly
more complex. It is far removed from its status as a stand-alone personal
computer; it has become an integral part of the communications and
information-processing environment. The technology on every desktop
is the enabler for information flow. Without it, data cannot be accessed,
communications chains are broken, and work processes come to a stop.
|Office Movers, Inc., since its inception
over 40 years ago, established proven competencies in handling
and relocating a wide variety of electronic, mechanical and computer
equipment devices. This has evolved beyond simply unplugging and transporting
the equipment, and now includes handling and diagnostic procedures
that have been continually upgraded to address the needs of ever-changing
|As equipment and the infrastructure
surrounding it becomes more significant to the success of your operation,
our company has once again taken the lead on assuring your staff will
be only minimally affected during relocation. We create and update
written procedures, provide specialized handling equipment, and conduct
regular training sessions so that our personnel can safely disconnect
your equipment and install it in your new location according to your
schedule. Whether you move across the room or across the region, our
professional staff will keep your business operating smoothly.
planning a move to a new location, companies should conduct a
complete technology assessment in order to properly plan and coordinate
the relocation of workstation and server equipment. The Office
Movers, Inc. Tech Services Division has knowledgeable Project
Managers who can assist with an assessment and can help avoid
|Depending on the size or structure
of the firm, some companies consider utilizing their own in-house
resources for disconnecting, packing and reconnecting activities.
Attempting to do it in this fashion may involve requiring each user
to prepare and pack their own equipment, or it may mean utilizing
internal technical staff on overtime or during non-business hours
to handle simple tasks while critical issues pile up. In practice,
neither of these methods ultimately proves an efficient way to get
the job done correctly.
|Ideally, companies want their workforce
at full production at all times. Although one method is the insistence
of a uniform hard-stop time, a finite time at which the system (and
the company's productivity) will be brought down. This naturally
leads to a hard-start time upon completion of the de-installation,
tagging, packing, transportation and reinstallation phases whereupon
the system as a whole is brought back up. The time in between the
hard-stop and the hard-start is referred to as the "blackout time" and
is totally dependent on a wide variety of factors, some of them in
the hands of your own personnel and yet others totally out of your
control. The degree to which this blackout window can be minimized
has a significant impact on your company's productivity (even
your company's future); attempting to do everything with limited
resources can be disastrous.
Office Movers, Inc. created the Tech Services Division to significantly
reduce and control the blackout time.
on users to disconnect and reconnect their computers, monitors, printers
and other peripherals is generally never successful. There are a variety
of reasons for this. Frequently, connections for power and data are
hidden behind desks and other heavy furniture that may need to be
disassembled to be moved. And, while users can operate the equipment,
competencies surrounding hardware and connectivity are highly varied.
The time it takes to disconnect and reconnect it, possible damages
that need to be addressed, critical connecting pieces and parts that
were not packed as a unit, mean that your blackout window is very
uncertain. And using internal IT staff diverts them from key tasks
related to your network and server applications.
|By utilizing our teams to handle
the disconnects and reconnects, we can assure that equipment is ready
to be moved at the proper time, all items are packed and bundled as
a unit, each item is properly tagged for destination, and individual
system units are brought back on-line according to schedule. While
your staff concentrates its efforts on the overall network, our crews
will take care of general installation and set-up. By controlling
the handling of the equipment and embedding the relocation sequences
associated with technology into the overall move plan, we make the
logistics between the hard-stop and the hard-start a managed, step-by-step
process. Further, we can manage the relocation of specific pieces
of equipment in stages, thereby eliminating one overall hard-stop
time and instead, allowing various departments or areas within a department
to continue operating while other areas are being moved and reinstalled.
Movers, Inc.'s Tech Services Division is staffed with trained,
knowledgeable personnel ready to assist in your company's office
technology relocation. Utilizing our services will result in a seamless,
integrated and managed process that assures your business will be
operating at full production immediately following your scheduled
|Our process begins with a review
of your IT infrastructure and your business units. While each company
will have different requirements and priorities, a typical tech service
team engagement is conducted as follows:
- Meet to thoroughly understand your priorities.
Even though the move itself might be divided into multiple stages, there
may be differing requirements for the blackout of certain hardware.
- Critical items are pre-determined for priority
move status and are identified as last off-line and first on-line. Once
identified, a "hot" truck (a dedicated electronics-handling division
air-ride vehicle waiting solely to move the designated equipment) is
scheduled and assigned. This assures no delays.
- Do a complete walk-through of your existing space
exclusively to examine the office technology, verify what is to be moved,
and discuss any unusual requirements.
- Establish target timelines and milestones.
- Prepare contingency plans in the event of schedule changes,
weather impact, hardware failure, system interruption.
Our commitment to ISO Certification is the backbone of our rigorous training program.
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