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Fully Managed IT Solution
Your business would benefit from partnering with a third-party IT provider that offers a fully managed IT services program!
How Do I Determine Which Provider is Right for My Business?
Start by determining which services are a must have for your organization. Your IT provider is going to be the only IT resource available to your organization to address any strategy or issues that may occur. You want to make sure the package you choose includes everything from Help Desk to strategic IT planning for a truly comprehensive experience.
Even though an IT services package claims to be “all-inclusive”, “comprehensive” or “fully managed”, doesn’t mean you will receive everything that you think you will. Make sure you confirm which services are included under this blanket package before you sign anything to avoid a costly switch in providers!
A last rule of thumb is to look for a provider with a proven track-record within your industry and company size for the best results.
Common Services to Expect from a Fully Managed IT Package
By proactively monitoring your systems around the clock, a successful managed IT services provider should prevent issues before they ever reach your desk.
Complete Vendor Management
Your IT service should manage your hardware, software, and data back-up relationships for you.
Peace of Mind
You should be able to get back to your core mission, and leave the IT to your service provider. Common services include: performing daily back-ups and software updates, and helping you leverage the right technology to achieve your overarching business goals.
Support Whenever You Need It
Just because the workday ends at 5, doesn’t mean that your organization stops working. Make sure before purchasing that your managed IT services provider is available should you ever need them.
A Team of Experts at Your Disposal
Your Managed IT Services team would ideally consist of engineers that are not only technology experts, but who have the know-how and certifications that your industry requires.
Strategic IT Planning
Monitoring your day-to-day is a huge task in itself, but if you’re truly looking for someone to take IT off your hands, you should look for an IT service that provides frequent, consistent strategic IT initiatives to help you to align your technology with your business goals now and in the future.
Your company will soon stop wasting time putting out IT fires, and get back to performing your core mission! You can look forward to a set-in-stone monthly invoice, and rest assured that your systems are being monitored and your data is protected, 24/7.
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