In today’s technology-centric world, your IT Department will need to be fully engaged in any conversation about new office space. It is important to ensure that technology issues do not delay your move or result in a lack of productivity for your employees in the new space.
Do your due diligence on telecommunications availability
Telecommunications, along with furniture, are the items with the longest lead times required in a move. The first conversation you should have when considering office space is with your current provider. Ask if they provide service to the locations under consideration. Discuss bandwidth requirements and capabilities as they may be close to fully subscribed in your location of choice. Request other telecommunication options from the property management/leasing team. Evaluate cost, effects to your current contract, and lead time for installation at the new site. Take your IT representative on property tours to confirm voice and data network capabilities on-site.