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How to choose your IT Managed Service Provider

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Are you currently researching an IT Managed Service company in Toronto for your business? You found so many but wondering which one is the best and how to compare them and make the right choice?

Here’s a few tips that will help you choose the right IT service provider for your company:

Define your business priorities
The most important step is to first outline what propels your business forward and how technology relates to it so you have to look at it from a business and an IT perspective.

What are looking for in an IT Partner?
Once you have defined your priorities, you will have a better understanding of what you are looking for in terms of attributes in your next IT Partner.

Here’s a few attributes that you will certainly look at:

  • Geographic location
  • Expertise
  • Size
  • Certifications
  • Value Proposition
  • Apps knowledge

Vertical Knowledge
One important point to look at when selecting an IT Managed Service Provider is to make sure that the company has experience in your industry. Certain requirements and compliance regulations are specific to each industry so your provider should have a good understanding of it.

Evaluate your current IT cost
Before contacting any IT companies, make sure you have a clear view of what your costs are on every aspects of your IT activities.

Define your costs for each of those areas:

  • End-User devices management (hardware/software)
  • Network management
  • Security
  • Licences
  • Infrastructure hosting

Define your long-term IT strategy
It is important that you have resources available to create a business plan for your technology to be successful in that area on the long term. This way, you won’t have unpleasant surprises when evaluating a new IT provider and you will be more prepared.

Linovus had focussed on being a trusted franchise’s IT services partner for market segments such as Legal, Accounting, Insurance and Real Estate. Their on-demand or turnkey offering  includes End-User Devices and Infrastructure Management, Technical Support, IT staffing and Infrastructure Hosting.

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