As the executive assistant to the Big Cheese, I get all the great jobs — like asking the questions he doesn’t want to ask! That’s how I found myself facing Glenn, our IT manager, asking, “Exactly how difficult would it be to pack up all of our computer system and move it to a new location?”
Glenn looked at me, and said, “Do you know how hard it was for NASA to send a man to the moon?”
“Pretty hard,” I told him.
“This won’t be quite that hard,” Glenn replied. “But I’m going to need a NASA sized budget, three assistants, and a handcart.”
“What is the NASA sized budget for,” I asked, thinking that perhaps Glenn would need it to rent a truck.
“Pain relievers and counseling. Moving a system this size?” Glenn shook his head. “There’s sure to be psychological trauma involved.”
Boston High Tech Moves: Shipping Computers, Servers, and More
Moving your business, whether it’s an office, retail shop, restaurant, or factory, doesn’t have to involve a NASA sized budget and psychological trauma. This is especially true when it comes to your business’ technological infrastructure. Do not delegate the task of moving your businesses’ computers, rack servers, and other tech to the head of your IT department. This person may have all the skills needed to keep your networking running flawlessly, but that is not the same skill set that is required to safely pack and transport delicate, sensitive high tech equipment.
Customized packaging solutions for high tech equipment protects the investment your company has made in their technology. Working closely with the IT department is ideal, to maintain clear lines of communication and ensure delivery of the right items to the right location at the right times to minimize downtime. Expertise in packaging computer systems, crating and moving rack servers, and safe transport of network components is essential in your moving service: make sure to select a Boston pack and ship company with extensive proven experience in this area.