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What to look for in your IT Company
What should your IT Company be offering you? By Joel | Thu 12 Apr 2012 01:17pm | Views: 4092
What to look for in an IT Company
When you experience problems with your computer systems, regardless of the size of your company, finding an IT support company is a smart choice. What should you look for in an IT support company? There are many support companies out there with many products and services; a few that you'll want in your IT support company include some basic qualities, and a few features you may not have considered before. Here are a few things to look for in an IT Company
Are the knowledgeable?
Your data and information is critical, so is the importance in finding a knowledgeable IT Company to look after your complete IT infrastructure. They need to understand your business, your requirements and be able to address any issues that may arise as quickly as possible
What support to they offer?
It's a Friday afternoon and your server goes down, you call your IT guy and he has already finished for the day, or he says it will incur a callout fee.
The scenario many face is contacting their IT Support after hours or on weekends is next to impossible, some of our clients mentioned that they even paid their former IT Support a monthly fee for 24/7 support but the response time was as bad as 48 hours. Ensure the company you are using has same day support, as business won't wait for anyone.
Many IT Specialists can offer remote support to quickly help out when there is a need remotely without the cost of an onsite technician.
Don't settle for a company that you only hear from once a year or only when they want to sell you something.
A great IT Specialist will discuss with you the importance of ongoing maintenance of your hardware, this will save you money and down time in your company.
An honest IT Technician will always inform you of the importance of servicing due to dust build up and updating important system & anti-virus files.
A dishonest one will wait until your computer overheats due to excess dust build up then try sell you a new computer.
Reliable backup solutions
Does your IT Company have both onsite and offsite backup options? Have they spoken to you about the importance of both of these options? Do they check that your existing backups are working?
If not then it is so important that this is done. It is critical for your data security and crucial for your smooth business operations.
Customized service for your needs
Allot of IT Companies have a "one-size-fits-all" attitude for small and large business.
If yours is like this, then it's time for a change.
The support system and maintenance system that your IT Company proposes should be customized to the needs and requirements of your company.
All-or-nothing companies will want you to sign a contract that stipulates you use them a set amount of time, no more, no less, but that isn't practical for how a business runs.
You never know when you will need help.
There when you need them
If your company already knows a good deal about IT support systems, you won't need support all the time, but you should be able to use it whenever you do need it.
You never know when you will need help. If your company already knows a good deal about IT support systems, you won't need support all the time, but you should be able to use it whenever you do need it.
Find a company that offers support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Response time is such an important factor in the choice of IT support providers.
You work with mission-critical information and all time lost is costing you money.
If you have online support, look for IT support providers who respond in at least 10 minutes. For more advanced support that requires on-site assistance, your provider should respond and be present in at least 2 hours.
Response time will be affected by how close they are to you, so look for a company that is located centrally with branches that can give support to you, no matter how far away you might be.
The benefits of finding the perfect company to provide you with IT support are many.
With quick response times, you will spend less downtime; downtime costs money.
You will also see increased productivity with employees no longer splitting focus between their jobs and extra work.
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