The Biggest Mistake Companies Make When They Move Offices

Have you planned everything out for your next office move? Though you’ve doubtless planned your office spaces, acquired new furniture, and notified your customers, there’s one area that many companies consistently ignore — technology. Your organization’s technology needs are likely the backbone of your operations, but the old adage applies: Out of sight, out of mind. You may not have appropriately planned out your space for your tech, and that’s a mistake that could come back to haunt you later.
Checking Wiring
Not all buildings are already wired for the services that you need. Just because a building has Internet service does not mean that it has the connectivity to support high-speed Internet access and VoIP, for instance; you could find yourself investing thousands of dollars in simply getting access to your property. When building out the interior, it’s also easy to forget where the network cables and wiring will need to be run. Each office will need its own telecommunications outlets, and the server room itself will need to be compensated for. Make sure that you’ve created a wiring diagram and ensured that the wiring is available to your unit before you commit to your floor plans.
Getting Utility Quotes
Don’t just assume that services are there — they either may not be available or the cost could be prohibitively high. Getting competing quotes is of critical importance when calculating the cost of moving into a new space. One space may seem more affordable but have a far higher utility cost related …

Up to 1GB of Bandwidth within 7 Days, No Smoke or Mirrors Needed

With the advent of the BYOD and the “Internet of Everything”, bandwidth is King. So what do you do when you need more bandwidth? You probably call your local telco person and they provide you with a few quotes from the likes of At&T, Comcast, etc.

According to the yearly statflash by Vertical Systems Group, metro fiber passed the 40% threshold this year. Fiber penetration into commercial buildings with 20+ employees has now reached 42.5%, moving up strongly from 39.3% last year. Five years ago, the figure stood at 22.9% of such buildings, a number which we may even officially double in 2016. Of course, that still means that 57.5% of those buildings still get their bandwidth from the likes of copper and occasionally microwave. The penetration rate is much higher in large cities, but rather lower when you get out into less populated areas.

If you have ever ordered bandwidth or changed your carrier, you know this is not a quick process, often taking six months to fully deploy. What if you do not have six months? Enter 123Net Metro Wireless solution. 123Net is the largest provider in Michigan for High Speed Fixed wireless. 123Net’s SLA for this product is the exact same as the SLA’s for fiber, so please do not think the quality will suffer.

Below are a few of the Highlights

Speeds of up to 1 Gbps over secure, fixed wireless links
Fast installation turnaround of 7-14 days
Low installation and …