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4 Tips for Managing an Office Relocation

If 2018 means a move to bigger premises, then it’s essential to plan well in advance to avoid any disruption during the move. Here at Pink Chalk we have plenty of experience planning and executing office relocations so we’ve put together a few tips for what you can do to make your relocation as stress-free and smooth as possible.
Tip 1: Decide what you’re moving
Before you move ensure that your inventory is up-to-date and lists all your equipment. Make sure equipment is clearly labelled so it can be easily directed to its new location. It can be helpful to take some photos of equipment too.

Now is also a good time to decide if there are any upgrades that are needed. With careful planning it can be possible to combine the downtime caused by upgrading with the downtime caused by the move – so you can get back to business as soon as possible.
Tip 2: Get set before you go
Be clear on how much configuration your new offices will require. Are they already wired up? Do you need your own Wi-Fi routers? Will your connection to the outside world be live when you need it? Know what work will need to be done and how long it will take so that you can factor that into your plan of action for the move itself.

And it might seem obvious but do check that your existing equipment will fit – a tape measure is your friend here. If you need new hardware, order ahead of time to the new office location.
Tip 3: Plan your downtime
Know how much downtime you can get away with. Some businesses stick to traditional office hours, so you know that working overnight will minimise […]

By |February 21st, 2018|Articles|0 Comments|

Why Hackers Love Ransomware – and why you’re a target

Ransomware is a popular method of digital attack as it is so incredibly simple to implement. It can be introduced through the time honoured weak link in the IT security chain – the end user. […]

By |February 14th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments|

Top 6 Reasons to Migrate to Microsoft Cloud

The forecast for the future of computing is decidedly cloudy with more and more companies seeing for themselves the benefits of moving to Cloud computing. Here’s Pink Chalk’s top six reasons for migrating to the cloud […]

By |February 6th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments|

How to Prevent Ransomware

When it comes to protecting your business from cybercrime including ransomware, two famous sayings come to mind:

Prevention is better than cure
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.

By |January 29th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments|

5 Signs you Need to Invest in new Hardware

Replacing hardware can be quite costly, many people put it off for as long as possible. However, running a business with failing hardware can be even more problematic. Not only does it slow systems down and affect productivity, but outdated hardware can also be susceptible to malware and viruses, making it a security threat.


By |January 22nd, 2018|Articles|0 Comments|

In-House IT VS Outsourced IT Support

IT is such a fundamental part of any business, which is why it needs to be managed effectively. Most SMEs have two choices; they can create an in-house IT department, or hire one technician if the company is small enough, or they can sign up with an outsourced IT provider. There is no perfect solution, it all depends what it best for your business operations.


By |January 15th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments|

New Cyber Security Threats for 2018 & Beyond

This year the UK prepares for GDPR, which means being aware of cyber risks is more important than ever before. Data breaches and cyber-attacks will have much more serious consequences for organisations which don’t adequately protect their data. There are many threats from last year which are still widespread, in addition to new ransomware and viruses released around the world.


By |January 8th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments|
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Small businesses and SMEs are financially volatile and managing budgets effectively is critical to business survival and success. Small enterprises often have large outgoings and have to invest in marketing to compete with bigger companies. It can be really challenging for SMEs to find affordable services are essential for running a business, such as IT support, web hosting and accounting.


By |December 14th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments|

Reasons to Invest in a New Website in 2018

If you have a website which is fit for purpose and seems to be doing the job, you might not think that any updates are needed. But what if a professional web developer could unlock the potential in your website and make it even more successful at representing your brand? Web design trends are always evolving, and the last thing a small business needs is for its website to look outdated.


By |December 8th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments|

5 Office New Year Resolutions

As we head into 2018, it’s time to start thinking about setting goals and resolutions for the brand new year ahead. Business owners and CEOs want their companies to become more successful and experience growth year on year, but it’s the small things combined which help us achieve the bigger ambitions in life.


By |December 2nd, 2017|Articles|0 Comments|