Protecting Your Computers When Moving Offices with Ghost IT Services EssexSeptember 29th, 2017
Are you and your employees spilling out of your office space? Or perhaps you fancy a change of scenery? Either way, we can bet you have thousands upon thousands of pounds worth of IT equipment and devices that need moving.
Alongside your many desk chairs and filing cabinets, your computers, servers and any other bits and bobs for your computers will need proper protection. While not a removal company, Ghost IT Support Essex understand that should any of your IT equipment be damaged in the process of moving, it could negatively affect the running of your business.
That’s why the team at Ghost have put together a checklist for moving your technology from your old office to your brand new one.
Backup All Your Files
We could imagine nothing worse than your computer being knocked about in the process of moving and losing all your important documents. This is exactly why you should keep a copy of all your work on a portable hard drive or even a cloud system. By using a backup device you will have access to all your documents when and wherever you want!
Be sure to also keep any flash drives, instruction manuals and software disks – you never know when you may need them!
Safely Pack Up Your Computer
To avoid any initial damage or loss of files, make sure your computer’s power is turned off at the monitor and box (if you have one) and then disconnect it from the power source. Once you have turned off your computer, you will be able to dismantle it. This means unplugging any and all cords going into your computer.
If you’re new to dismantling computers, it may help to label all of the cords with masking tape before you wind them up, tie them and place them into the storage container. Make sure you keep them in the box you’re packing your computer into to avoid losing important wires!
Keep In A Safe Environment
You may be moving into your office space but not have time to unpack straight away. If this is the case, keep your computer out of reach from moisture, humidity and dust. Any kind of dust, moisture and humidity could damage your computer’s hard drive, meaning you could potentially damage the computer and lose any files.
As one of the best IT companies in Essex, the team at Ghost Network Support Essex understand both the moving process and the relocation of your computer equipment as well as keeping your files safe and sound.
If your company is moving office in the near future, why not have Ghost come and ensure your backup systems are effective! Get in touch with us on 01708 390370 for more information.