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7 Questions to Ask Any Managed Service Provider

When choosing a Managed Service Provider (MSP), it’s often beneficial to approach it less like finding a third-party vendor, and more like finding a business partner. When entrusting the management if your IT experts to an MSP, you need a company that offers the right resources, expertise, and strategic vision. Most of all, they need to understand your business and how they can help you leverage technology to reach your goals.

If you’re shopping around for an IT service provider, you can learn a lot by asking the right questions. Here are seven we think any reputable service provider should have no trouble answering.

Simplify Network Management with Cisco Meraki

Many growing businesses rely on Wi-Fi for a number of reasons – flexible network coverage, the ease of adding new users and devices, and the ability to quickly get a signal live when moving to a new location.

As today’s workplace increasingly moves to mobile devices (chiefly laptops, phones, and tablets), many workers no longer access the internet through a workstation connected to the network with an ethernet cable.

So with Wi-Fi becoming the primary business network, it’s important that your solution is scalable, secure, and simple to deploy. A hodge-podge system of Wi-Fi routers might work for very small businesses, but you’ll soon realize the limitations when you start to take on more staff and more technology.

And this is where Cisco Meraki can help.

How to Reduce Business Costs with Managed IT Services

Most businesses have the goal of generating profitable revenue growth, and dedicate much of their time and focus to this endeavour. However, it is equally important to focus on controlling costs – without constant vigilance, companies will find themselves struggling to compete under the weight of unnecessary overhead.

And when you consider how central technology is to today’s business operations, IT becomes a much bigger expense than initially anticipated. So why would a business want to take on a new expense by hiring a Managed Service Provider? Because it’s one of the business decisions that can actually save you more than you spend.

Choosing Between a Private vs. Public Cloud Service for Your Business

Cloud computing, and the cloud SaaS platform has matured enough to the point where most businesses can see the appeal and potential – as most owners and employees alike have probably used consumer cloud services such as Dropbox and Google Drive in their personal life.

Six Tips to Speed Up your Office Wi-Fi

With more workers using mobile hardware such as laptops, tablets and mobile phones, Wi-Fi is becoming the default network connection in many workplaces. While it can’t match a wired network for speed and security, the ease of access and flexibility are often worth the trade-off.

AI and Data Protection in 2019

The amount of personal and business data being uploaded into the digital universe continues to expand at a sta­ggering rate; a recent study by IDC estimated that the total amount of digital data will reach 40 ZB by 2020.

Beyond Break-and-Fix: The Many Responsibilities of Today's IT Professionals

In many organizations, the IT department is invisible until something goes wrong. Calls are made, tickets are logged, and the question “Have you tried turning it off and on again?” is thrown around like episode of The IT Crowd.

Is Your Business Safe from a Cyberattack?

Organizations often believe their data is safe, but frequently are unaware of potential vulnerabilities that can leave them open to attacks. And recent studies reveal wildly differing views between executives and IT professionals in organizations on the effectiveness of their cybersecurity practices and policies. Is now the time to re-examine how well your organization is protected against a cyberattack? It may just help you avoid the considerable financial consequences of losing data, time, clients, and your reputation.

Three Common Misconceptions about Hiring an MSP

Business owners might think that their IT infrastructure is complex, which might be the case for larger organizations; however, in the case of small and midsize businesses (SMB), this is rare.

Benefits of Outsourcing IT through Managed Services

Aligning your IT department with the key objectives of your company requires dedication, good infrastructure, and skilled professionals. In keeping an internal IT structure, you can spend a lot of money and, sometimes, outsourcing your IT will be the most cost-effective solution. That’s because outsourcing your IT allows you to focus on improvements, as well as your core business objectives.