In past issues of W&H Talk, we've covered some of the issues companies need to consider when they contemplate an office move. The transfer of information technology systems, as any office manager will attest, is decidedly one of the most significant.
Efficient moves involve more than simply ensuring that all office furniture ends up in its proper place. What good is it to have your computer on your desk if you can't log on? Who cares if your phone is in place if you can't get a dial tone? These are the kinds of situations that cause immense frustration to new tenants, and, more importantly, result in thousands of dollars in lost revenue.
There are two easy ways to avoid such situations. One is pretty obvious - don't move! Talk to the leasing manager of your building about renewal options. W&H is committed to making tenants happy, and this goal extends to lease negotiations. We want to keep our good tenants, so come and see us. We'll do everything we can to come up with an attractive renewal package for you. The second option: Consider a move within your present W&H Properties building.
And if you're thinking of moving from another building into a W&H building, we offer another solution to move-related IT hassles. You can lease one of our pre-built suites, which feature turnkey IT infrastructure. This means your IT people can relax. There's no hard work to be done, no angry employees, and, most notable, no downtime.
We've got all the conduits for wiring (also known as draglines, which run from the ceiling to your outlets) in place for you. All you need to do is decide where you want to put your equipment, and connect your cables to them. As a result, the installation of the wiring itself is a snap.
In short, with a minimum of time and effort on the part of your IT staff, your employees can show up at the office on the first day after a move, log on to their computers, check their e-mail, access the Internet, answer their phones and listen to their voicemail messages.
Now, about that furniture...