Relocating a business is an exciting time but that excitement will soon evaporate and turn to stress if your new site does not come with decent internet connectivity.
You will find plenty of guides on the web to assist offices in the moving process, including ours, but among all that helpful advice the most important items must be ensuring your internet connection is live before you move in…assuming you have checked there is availability at all!
I heard a news story on the radio recently whereby a woman had relocated to the Scottish Highlands for a more peaceful life but found she could not continue to work from home as there was no internet access.
Sure, the Highlands may be considered rather off grid but the same is often true of city and town business parks where you would expect there to be decent internet connections.
And even if there is internet access available, there may not be capacity on the exchange or it may not be of an acceptable standard for business use. Just imagine the pain of moving and then realising your internet connection is not fit for purpose? Without a decent connection, you will not be able to access your email, cloud-hosted applications, internet banking, web browsing, etc. In short, work will come to a standstill.
Checking the internet connection provision at the address before you sign on the dotted line is essential. Our connectivity team can advise you of what is available in the area or to a specific address to help you make that all-important decision.
So, once you have identified a potential new location for your office call us and we’ll quickly let you know what is available and at what price.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further advice or read our Ultimate Guide to IT and Telecoms When Moving Office.