Three members of ITbuilder working on an office move

The A-team

Big shout out to 5 ITbuilders that pulled off a manic mid-day phone swap at city-based yesterday. The guys had to swap 112 IP phones in the middle of the working day in a busy office as the telephone numbers ported across @wearegamma

It was a pretty hectic hour, but with all five of us going flat out, we got around each desk, switched them to nice new Polycom VVX411 desk phones and even had all the old phones boxed up and the packaging cleared down within a couple of hours, all with minimal disruption to the staff as they worked away at their desks.

It was meticulously planned in advanced and everything prepared to make sure that the bulk of the change over could be done in the lunchtime period, when most of the staff were either in a meeting or taking their break. Our techs operated in a light-touch manner, tidying up cabling at desk positions as they went, utilising existing computer network connections to plug the telephones in-line using power-over-ethernet. The built-in switch port on the PC was then used to uplink desktop computers or laptops with docking stations via the phone handset. 

It was long hard day's work and there wasn't much time for breaks for our team. The guys powered on until early evening and got the job done in incredibly good time. 

We regularly handle large scale IP telephony roll outs like this all over London, as part of our Managed Cloud Telephony services. Give us a call on the number above if we can help you with  a similar project.

If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire… DAH, DAH, DAAAAH, Da, Da, DAAAAAA

Jimmy G
Jimmy G, JR and Sam

James Naylor

James Naylor is ITbuilder's Managing Director and Founder. He has worked in technology since the early nineties and, after a decade in the corporate world, went into business himself.

James has lead ITbuilder for over two decades, building the business into the force that it is today, but is still a technician at heart and still very hands on with tech.

Despite growing up in Hertfordshire, James lives in the Netherlands for five years as well as London, before returning and setting up the base in Hertford, where he lives today.

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