What are Decant Services?
Quite simply, IT relocation.
The transfer (Decant) of IT equipment when a business, school or college moves premises can be a very high risk operation. In the modern age, the reliance of IT has never been greater. If it is not up and running then most functions in an organisation cannot operate. PW Data Group offers a specialist IT Decant service to clients in order that a client can move knowing that their IT systems are in a safe pair of hands. The Decant service can be for a move between buildings at the same location, or between different locations and can be full or partial relocation of the office and its IT equipment.
The success of any IT relocation Project is entirely dependent on the planning that is put in place. The PW Data Group operates to PRINCE2 Project Management methodologies for the transfer of all IT equipment.
A senior Project Manager will be allocated who will prepare a detailed Project initiation Document (PID) that details all aspects of the requirement including:
* Key Dates and Timeline
* Critical Path analysis
* Decant Protocol and RAG Reporting System
* Resource Plan
* Test Plan
* Risk Register
* Third party liaison (e.g. BT, Built Contractor etc)
The PID document will be agreed on by all parties and “signed off” as the working document. Any changes to the plan will be fully recorded under a change control procedure.