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Southern California business executives call our office daily asking for a quote for IT support services. It generally sounds something like, “We’re considering changing IT providers and I’d like to get a quote for your IT services.”
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If you employ between 20 and 500 employees in today’s competitive marketplace, you recognize that your IT department is not what it used to be. A seasoned staff, legacy equipment, and yesterday’s processes will no longer support your business into the next generation.
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Toy Story 2 was a major hit for Pixar Animation Studios. Woody and the gang were back in the mix solving life’s little adventures, but it was almost lost forever. Pixar Studios suffered a now infamous data loss, the biggest data loss in the company’s history and it included a significant portion of Toy Story 2. How could this happen you ask? Because their out-of-date backup method failed them.
Whether you call it a plan, template, checklist or strategy, your disaster recovery document(s) is your key to success when disaster strikes. And no, a disaster recovery plan is not the same as your backup – think of it as your backup’s bodyguard.
We have all done it. Met someone who does (fill in the blank profession) and asked them for “10 minutes” of advice. Just like your co-worker's dentist husband can’t tell if you need a root canal at the company holiday party – the IT world isn’t quite that simple either. As it turns out, like your potential root canal, that “simple IT thing” can be much more complicated than you thought.
You’ve interviewed a couple of IT companies, and now you're ready to pick a service provider. Congratulations on narrowing your search to a top 3, but now what? Staring at the contracts, they all look similar. And not just similar, but downright identical in some parts. So, how do you choose? Which is the best option for you? How do you really tell the difference between the contract options? Which one will be the best investment for your future?
We've all been there. After hiring a new IT company, destined for what felt like a perfect match, something fell flat. Or maybe it's the same company you have been using for years and out of the blue things aren't adding up. Maybe it was a lack of communication or bad timing. Heck, it might even be a mutual feeling between your company and the managed IT service. Either way, what you do next is crucial to the productivity and longevity of your business.
It seems like everything is a gimmick these days. It’s easy to feel like everything has an add-on that’s just trying to skim another dollar off the top. But one place that deserves your hard-earned cash is the warranty, or manufacturer support for your hardware. You’re probably thinking, “I’m already paying for the device and it comes with manufacturer support. Why would I still need IT support? Isn’t that the same thing? Can’t the manufacturer just make it work?”