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7 Tips If You Are Planning an Office Move in 2016

CCS has relocated hundreds of technology departments successfully.
CCS has relocated hundreds of technology departments successfully.

Many companies are planning moves for 2016 and the technology portion is often the most complex part of the relocation. Clare Computer Solutions (CCS) would like to change that.  Here are 7 Tips If You Are Planning a Move in 2016.

1) It’s about Planning, Planning and More Planning
Technology and office furniture will likely be the two items with the longest lead times for your new space. Make sure you include team leaders from technology and office management on your move project team.

2) Consider That Technology Lead Times Are a Minimum of 45 Days
The time required to set up new circuits and phone and data as well as to schedule the cutover, is a minimum of 45 days and with some carriers much more.

3) These Systems Are Fragile
Company servers, SANs (Storage Area Networks), and computer equipment are powerful but delicate. Look for technology moving company that will partner with you and your team to provide pre and post move inventory as well as disconnect and setup.

4) Review Your Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Plan
Make sure you have a detailed list of providers and personnel o contact just in case. Review your current plan and see if it will suit your needs at the new location.

5) Include IT Costs and Contracts in Your Move Budget
Consider and review all of the IT contractual agreements that will help you relocate and include all of these costs in your move.

6) Is it Time to Upgrade Your IT and Improve Your Strategy?
An office move is a good time to review technology and consider changing processes.

7) Allow Time For Testing
Plan for telecommunications testing and create a testing checklist. Make sure to have 
team members on hand for the testing.

Clare Computer Solutions (CCS) has moved hundreds of companies and has the technical and project management expertise to make your move stress free. Contact us if you need help with your company’s move.

For more information about CCS or to register for one of the upcoming events visit or call Tel (800) 339-0690 ext 148. Visit our events page to attend an educational event about technical and IT topics to broaden your knowledge base.

*portions of this article and tips are from The Office Space Advisor Blog.

About Clare Computer Solutions (CCS)
Clare Computer Solutions has been providing high quality IT Network Services and Network Support to Bay Area companies since 1990. CCS has installed over 2,400 multi-user networks and serviced many more. Clients represent diverse industries including: healthcare, manufacturing, construction, insurance, service industries, legal, hospitality and more throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. The company is based in San Ramon, California. Visit:
Our Services
We have experience in deploying solutions utilizing technology from Microsoft, Novell, Citrix, VMware, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Dell and many other industry leaders. Our long-term relationship with these manufacturers ensures considerable depth of knowledge in these products, and how they interoperate. What this means to our clients: solutions are deployed quickly and correctly.
Our Process
CCS strives for seamless integration and high touch customer service from the most highly certified and trained team possible. Clients are kept informed with monthly reports and quarterly reviews. From our detailed invoices to our process, clients regularly report that they appreciate our level of detail and transparency when it comes to their business. Our internal performance guidelines ensure that we continue to perform at peak level to service all of your IT needs.
Our Mission
CCS is a technology partner committed to our client’s future by listening, strategizing and implementing cost effective technology solutions. We are an extension of our client’s business and are interested and committed to their long-term success. We ensure that your technology supports the vision, experience and the passion that is the basis of a thriving business.

Our Vision
We are dedicated to becoming the premier technology solutions provider in the Bay Area by following these three tenets:

•    Listening to our clients and understanding their needs
•    Becoming our client’s trusted advisors
•    Following best practices, policies, and systems, which create greater responsibility and accountability to the client and to each member of our team.


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