Growing Enterprises Have Growing Needs
Whether your business is relocating to a new office space of building from the ground up, managing the multitude of vendors, deadlines and responsibilities is a complex task. A successful move requires careful planning and coordination with architects, telecommunications providers, electricians, movers and many other vendors. Additionally, very few organizations are staffed to effectively deal with relocations and even fewer have the extensive experience required to make the move seamless. Sound overwhelming? It doesn’t have to be.
If your company is planning an expansion or relocation, minimize disruption to your business and ensure seamless transition of your infrastructure with IronEdge’s ManagedMOVE Solution. With IronEdge in your corner, you can worry about your business instead of your move. Not only can relocation be done painlessly, it can be an opportunity to design an IT infrastructure that suits your growing business more completely than before. Call us to set up a free consultation of your business’s technology needs including: telecommunications, server requirements, wiring, cendore management and other services.
We will coordinate services and enable a single conduit of communication between vendors, such as:
- General Contractor
- Telecom Providers
- Electrical Contractor
- HVAC Contractor
- Security Contractor
- Building Management
- Network Cabling
- Furniture Supplies
- Moving Company
- The IronEdge team of infrastructure and facility experts ensures a successful deployment
- Hundreds of successful technology implementations and relocations
- Undistracted focus and attention to your business technology requirements
- A single communications conduit and complete vendor project management
- Keep your staff focused on your business – let IronEdge focus on your move
Business Needs Evaluation
Your move starts by identifying your business drivers. This will enable us to define short and long term goals, and define roles and responsibilities that will play a part in the process
Current Infrastructure Audic
We will conduct a thorough audit of the following key network components:
- Computer Hardware & Software
- Local & Wide Area Network Topology
- Disaster Recovery Plan
- Telephone System
- Local & Long Distance Service
- Internet Access & Website Hosting
In addition, we can review contracts you have with any related vendors.
New Site Evaluation
We will ensure that your new site is physically ready for your business. This will be done by identifying available service providers, reviewing architectural drawings and space plans as well as electrical, HVAC and physical access control systems.
Technology Solution Design
ManagedMOVE will develop a plan that will encompass your technology needs. We will determine the most efficient topology of your LAN and WAN, design a cost effective computer and server architecture, and develop printing, copy and scan solutions. We will also design solutions for your telecom system, electrical, HVAC and Physical access controls and audio visual systems.
Vendor Neutral Bid Services
We act as a neutral party to determine what telecom, networking cabling, security and other vendors will best meet your overall business needs. We will identify best candidates and obtain bids, saving you hours of search and communication time.
Solution Architecture Review
After evaluating your site, your needs, and potential vendors, we will present options for designs and review associated costs. We will provide a comprehensive analysis to guide vendor selection, prepare the final solution architecture and provide a project plan.
Interface with Architect
We will ensure that your technology requirements are a part of the architectural plans, and will communicate with the architect and contractors to ensure specifications are met.
Vendor Installation Management
We will coordinate with all technology related vendors to ensure their respective installation is completed on time and on budget. These vendors may include network cabling, A/V, security, telecommunication services even furniture dealers.
IT System Deployment
Prior to your move date, we will verify and prepare the new site for network and system relocation. As this time, we will also install and configure any new hardware or software related to the Solution Architecture Design.
A schedule will be created in coordination with your internal team and your moving company. Part of this schedule will include a date and time for telecom transfer in order to ensure seamless connectivity.
4. The Move
The actual moving day is usually the most stressful for any business – let us worry about it. ManagedMOVE will expertly disconnect, label and oversee packing of all equipment for safe transportation. Our certified technicians will reconnect and test all systems, as well as verify telecom transfer to minimize downtime.
First Day Back
…And everything just works? Hard to believe but you can return to a fully functioning office. Our technicians will be onsite to assist users with any problems that could arise. you can be painlessly relocated with a limited loss of productivity.
Case Study – South Texas Money Management
In 2014, South Texas Money Management needed to relocate their corporate headquarters from Olmos Park to downtown San Antonio. IronEdge Group was contracted by South Texas Money Management to oversee the relocation during the planning stages. IronEdge coordinated oﬃce and furniture layout, low-volt design, electrical requirements, environmental considerations and new equipment solutions.
The Professional Services Team at IronEdge adjusted the design plans to meet the operational needs of the client and, in turn, saved costs by reducing over-engineered electrical and low volt designs.
“They were an essential piece from the beginning build out all the way to the end of project when we ﬁnished our move.” Alyssa Torres | IT Director, South Texas Money Management
During the execution of the project IronEdge Group worked closely with 3rd party architects, construction engineers, and contractors to ensure the relocation was on schedule and within budget. To prevent an interruption of daily operations, IronEdge Group worked with internet and telephone providers to complete the move outside of normal business hours. Finally, IronEdge Group streamlined South Texas Money Management’s network with the addition of new equipment, including ﬁrewalls, switches and access points. South Texas Money Management now has a higher level of insight into the health and utilization of their network environment.
“Our move in February was seamless which we attribute to the services provided by the IronEdge team and their ManagedMOVE service.” Danny Aleman | Chief Information Officer, South Texas Money Management