A good IT support provider is a company that is able to listen to and understand your businesses needs. It is also vital to partner with a company that you will feel comfortable working with on a regular basis. With a large increase in the number of IT companies to choose from, it can make the selection process much more problematic. WestWon Leasing IT partner, Tegen, shares its perspective on how to go about finding the right IT partner and suggests you consider the following 5 points…
How To Find The Right IT Partner
1. Take References
These provide a different point of view and therefore give you something to compare your viewpoints with – they may give also you a glimpse into a company’s work ethics and ‘habits’. This is invaluable information from someone who has already had experience with them.
2. Look at partners
The easiest and quickest way to check potential partners’ credibility is to have a look at their website and search for any certificates, qualifications and/or industry accreditations that back-up their IT knowledge and skills. A company with an array of partners signifies that they have access to the latest solutions. By forming strong partnerships with big brands, their service quality should excel.
3. Expect clear pricing
It is always good to know how you will be charged, amounts may vary depending on the service that is being provided. Remember to always check what is included in the cost to avoid any hidden or extra charges, and also what IT lease finance options are available.
4. Look for competency proof
Ask potential suppliers to provide their service level agreements defining response times and resolution targets. Or alternatively, why not personally test the service out yourself. An IT partner who keeps you on hold, or where you have to go through a variety of stages on the phone before you are physically able to speak with a member of the Service Desk team is probably not a partner you want to work with.
5. Book a meeting
Companies that recruit the best staff will usually be able to deliver the best services. People do business with people, so look out for company/individual awards that may represent a good work ethic where employees are valued by the company.
For more information about IT support, and to see how Tegen could benefit YOUR business see www.tegen.co.uk