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There are tons of benefits that can be had by any small business with hiring an IT company. But more than anything else, it is important to hire the best and the right IT company and not just one you happen to meet first. Here are some cues that can help you in identifying the best IT company to employ for your small company.
Tips in Selecting an IT Company
1. Choose a local IT company.
If you are hiring an IT support provider for your small-sized firm, then you will really need to receive onsite support. Although onsite support is not needed every time, an near IT firm provides you quick response the time you need it badly. If the IT company you choose is not geographically near the location of your business, it will take time before they can address your issues like a firewall failure for instance, and chances are they will even reach out to a third-party vendor to address your urgent IT needs. You hire the most reputed IT company because you trust on their services, so if you will be sent with third-party vendors, it does not add things up. It is always recommended to pick a managed IT service company that is close to where your business headquarters is.
2. Check the IT company’s industry experience.
Technology can vary between industries. It is very crucial, therefore, to go for an IT service company that is well-versed with the technology used and demanded by your industry. You should inquire from the very IT support company that you are thinking of hiring if they have worked with other businesses in your industry before and if they cater to companies with nature and needs like yours. It would be added idea to know whether or not the company has been awarded in your industry recently. Even more, you need to find out if they have been certified in the technology of your industry.
3. Go for an IT company that has a quick response time for your company needs and issues.
Your company can be different from other companies in terms of processes. Therefore, any knowledge and committed IT support company should understand that your needs and issues may treated differently from its other clients. It is most important to check out carefully the IT company’s service level agreement before you make any decision. The SLA should include very salient details such as the time it will take the company to be there for onsite concerns, the time it will take the company to provide response to inquires and issues, and the time it will take the company to solve IT concerns. Any IT company that wants to gather a lot of clients would quickly say they are fast but then of course, you need to ask for a proof.