Screen. Evaluate. Repeat. The not-so-simple step to choosing a new business to partner with for service. Many business owners go through this process multiple times a year with different providers. Unfortunately, we can’t all be experts in every service we need for our business. That’s why we are sourcing it out, right?
The right choice of a managed IT provider for your business can make all the difference, so we’re here to help. In this article, we break down some frequently asked questions we receive from clients prior to signing the contract. By using these questions in an interview with a potential managed IT provider, you will be on the right track to making the most informed decision for your business.
What certifications and qualifications does your team hold?
What is your disaster recovery/business continuity plan?
If providing an all-inclusive package, how do you manage tasks outside of scope?
Do you have the capability to scale with our business?
5 Questions About Managing Data
Where is our data stored?
Who will have access to our data?
What is your process to protect data?
How are backups and disaster recovery handled?
Who is ultimately responsible for our data (the MSP, a third party, or us as the business owner)?
Depending on your unique business needs, each of the above questions will be weighted differently. Prior to meeting with a managed IT provider, we recommend breaking down which questions are most important to you and which are not as crucial or irrelevant. This will help to keep your discussion moving in the right direction for a streamlined meeting that lets you get back to business.
Want a customized solution based on your needs? Not quite sure where to go from here? Let the experts at Ford Office Technologies give you a hand at 1-800-633-3673 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org