While the process of relocating and moving IT assets for a small enterprise may not be as complex as that required by larger enterprises, the move still needs to be carefully planned. Budget and physical space allocations must be well thought out to avoid downtime and reduce costs.
IT relocation budgeting should include: site preparation, care of IT assets, IT departmental costs, and physical relocation costs.
Physical space allocations for IT relocation must consider:
- Business process support including workstations and printers.
- IT departmental furniture/supplies including workspaces and bookshelves.
- Data center and switch/hub locations.
This note will advise IT leaders regarding key budget allocation and space planning decisions for the small enterprise IT relocation.