You want to make sure the people handling your information technology are competent, proficient, and dedicated to giving you the best possible support. Here are five questions to ask BEFORE making a decision to hire a business computer services company:
Make sure you’ve determined what certifications or technical specialties, if any, the business computer services company has. This allows you to understand their strengths and how they relate to your unique needs.
If they’ve worked with businesses in your industry before, you can feel confident knowing they’ll understand your security and/or compliance requirements – and make sure you’re able to meet those requirements.
When a business computer services company schedules regular meetings to review your IT strategy, you’re able to rest assured knowing they truly care about your business; and whether or not your technology is having a positive impact on the way you operate.
Always discuss IT security and data protection first and foremost. Make sure they provide network security services, such as anti-virus software, patch management, firewalls, and web content filtering, as well as data backup and disaster recover services.
The cloud is a fantastic technology designed to give you anytime, anywhere access to important files and applications, but it’s not as easy as simply picking a service and migrating to the cloud. Make sure your business computer services company will help you leverage the cloud properly.