Network outages, misplaced files, data hacks, and more can all start out has annoyances, but what will happen once these problems escalate and find their way to every area of your business?
Your company is depending on the IT infrastructure that has been put in place, but what happens when that IT infrastructure is letting you down? If your IT infrastructure can no longer handle all of your daily operations, you will turn to your Managed Service Provider(MSP) for answers. Your Managed Service Provider(MSP) is supposed to prevent all of these problems from happening.
It can be a frustrating and overwhelming process when you begin to think about switching Managed Service Providers, but it may be a process you need to have, especially if you are spending a significant amount of money on technology. Here are some signs that it could be time to switch Managed Service Providers:
Your Network Is Slow
If your network is moving at a snail’s pace, all areas of your business will be impacted. Your business depends on internal communications and external communications. If your network is no longer able to handle the types of communication that are coming in or going out, it is time to find an infrastructure that will be able to handle it.
When you have a slow network, you can lose a significant portion of business data due to the poor network. Every incident that occurs due to your poor network connection can cause at least a full day’s worth of lost work. Network outages will have a negative impact on productivity. If you have experienced losses in production, data losses, network outages, and more, these are all signs of your MSP dropping the ball.
A Data Hack Can Ruin Your Business
Many hackers will target small businesses because they believe the small businesses will not be prepared for what is about to happen. Many small businesses do not have a plan for cybersecurity, and this is one of the reasons why they are targets. It is important to do everything in your power to make it difficult for a hacker to attack your business.
If your Managed Service Provider does not offer any backup and disaster recovery services, secure data storage, or monitoring services, it is time to find an MSP that will provide you with the tools and resources you will need to fully secure your business. The MSP you choose should be made up of a staff that understands what your business needs to remain protected at all times.
Your Business Dreams Are Not Being Fulfilled
If your Managed Service Provider(MSP) is not well-rounded enough to help you fulfill the goals and needs of your business, it is time to choose another Managed Service Provider. Your business deserves to have a Managed Service Provider that understands your business goals and can help you achieve those goals.
If your current MSP only provides support and assistance when it comes to equipment and technology problems, we encourage you to start looking for another provider. Whatever your short-term and long-term goals may be, you need to have a Managed Service Provider that will support the goals you have for your business.
If you have problems with a lack of support, network outages, and security problems, your business will continue to suffer. While it is important to have an MSP that understands how to solve problems and troubleshoot technological issues you also deserve to have an MSP that can help you fulfill your business dreams.
If you think it is time to switch to a better Managed Service Provider(MSP) because you know your business deserves better, please contact us today.