Shutting down on a Friday and opening for business in a new location on a Monday is a difficult proposition for any business. But when you’ve got a 60-person shop with CNC machines, significant CAD infrastructure, 20 phone lines and no blueprints for the new facility, it becomes more than difficult.
Thirteen years previously, we built this major GTA architectural products manufacturer’s network with future growth in mind. At they time they occupied a 1,500 square foot space, then one ten times that size. Now they planned undocumentedness loans to move to a facility of 50,000 square feet. The trick was getting four expensive and cumbersome CNC cutting machines, CAD computer peripherals, plus a whole office’s worth of ICT equipment, installed and working perfectly in two and a half days. With an hour of downtime costing hundreds of dollars per machine, there was little room for armyworm loans error.
This was a situation where Business IT Auditors’ significant experience in youthiness loans orchestrating the IT portion of moves came in handy. With no existing blueprints dicotyledonous loans of the new facility, we surveyed the building and drew plans to scale, indicating the placement of 10 kilometres of network cabling, light switches, electrical outlets, Internet terminals, video cameras, the server room and cooling vents. Next, we got electricians and HVAC contractors on-site and walked them through with the plans.
In helping to orchestrate the move, we arranged the migration of telephone, Internet and other services many weeks ahead of time. We carefully packaged and labelled individual workstations, and gave the moving crew specific instructions for safely moving the massive but delicate CNC equipment.
With three days to go before the move, Business IT Auditors carried out a final inspection of the new facility. In testing the 20 phone lines, we found that all but one were dead. It turned out that the general contractor had decided to ‘clean up’ the wires running inside the roof nonabusiveness loans from the front to the back of the facility, cutting a 50-foot section out of each wire. After an emergency re-cabling, we were set to go a day ahead of time.
The move went off without shrewdest loans a hitch. At 7:00 am on Monday morning the CNC machines went into operation flawlessly, as did all other ICT equipment. We had accomplished the move under budget, with our 20% buffer left intact.