Relocating your office is an exciting time and one that empowers you to focus on the future of your business – and it’s never too early to think about how technology systems and solutions fit into that picture.
We’ve watched companies move and shake across the country for decades. Here’s what we’ve learned about how to ensure your technological transition to your new space is as seamless as possible.
1. Don’t Put Off Planning – Start with Technology in Mind
The best time to plan for robust technology solutions and integrations is during the early design phase, when we can work alongside your architect to craft a holistic plan of attack that best suits your space. Don’t wait until construction is about to begin. Integrators can also be tremendous resources, as they can provide expertise, insights, and advice about what trends will help you build a future-proof space.
2. Give Your New HQ the Tools It Needs to Support Modern Workforces
The workforces of today, yours included, are trending toward agile, hybrid & dynamic workspaces – and this is a perfect opportunity to make sure that you provide one. Your technology needs to support in-office and remote workers, collaboration between the two groups, and the health and safety precautions that will be standard moving forward. Think about flexibility in design, bring-your-own-device functionality, touch-free solutions, and remote access and management to boost uptime.
3. Consider Technology as a Service to Save Some Key Dollars
You’ve got a lot on your plate, budget-wise – and AV-as-a-service (AVaaS) can help you ease up on that capital expenditure without sacrificing the benefits of powerful solutions or your ability to scale alongside innovation. By transitioning technology to an operating expense and investing cash in appreciating assets, you can prepare for the future and keep up with service and your refresh lifecycle without pouring out huge sums up front.
4. Create or Refresh Your Standard Reference Architecture
Your reference architecture gives you the blueprint for how you’ll structure and integrate your technology systems and investments to form a comprehensive solution, and moving HQs offers a perfect chance to either create or reassess that blueprint. It’s time to consider how you’ll approach audiovisual and collaboration solutions, digital signage, security, access and visitor control, and more to create a meaningful technology portfolio ready to grow as your organization does.
CTSI is ready to help you drive unmatched business outcomes, no matter where you’re located. This is an exciting time, but a stressful one – and we’re ready to help you get it right.
Schedule a ClearInnovation Workshop to speak directly with our Engineering and Leadership teams about the right solutions for your new office.