Take Everything with a Grain of Salt
IT consulting in Staten Island can help your business become more productive, but don't neglect to take a grain of salt with every consulting solution! Or put it another way: you want to trust the experts, but you always want to consider the source. Or a third way: chew the meat and spit out the bone.
To that end, the more "meat" on that "bone," the less annoying your "meal" will be. You want to find tech consulting agencies who are full of good ideas and suggestions. You don't want to deal with agencies full of "gristle" that just want to get at your pocketbook after delivering a bare minimum of IT "sustenance." So, what characterizes a good consultation agency? Several things:
- Top-tier tech solutions
- Satisfied clientele
- Flat-rate services
- Backup and data recovery provisions
- Cloud computing options
- Proactive support
- Monitored support
- A savvy and available help desk
- IT security
- Free services assessments
How the Right Agency Looks
IT consulting in Staten Island which can be banked on reliably will be on the cutting-edge of technology developments, but what's more: they'll understand how to implement those developments proactively and cost-effectively, and in a way which can be vetted through clients similar to your operation who recommend them. You might be able to find some of these things at an IT provisions group that offers services under a break/fix model, but this is going to be less likely. Clients won't be satisfied, because break/fix models of delivery often just defray costs, and when those costs come they're much greater than a proactively serviced flat-rate model's expenses would be.
When it comes to backup and data recovery solutions, you should be looking for an IT group that offers cloud computing. This is one of the most trustworthy and cost-effective kinds of service provision on the market today. It also virtually requires proactive support, because most cloud arrays are composed of servers which provide computing solutions for multiple clients. If they're not proactively monitored, the entirety of the MSP's consumer base suffers. Therefore, the responsibility for proactive maintenance is a built-in prerogative from the beginning. With the cloud, you know proactive, monitored support is almost a given. So is a savvy help desk available at a moment's notice, because it's part and parcel to the earlier-described services. It should go without saying, but doesn't, that such an operation will offer the most secure options on the market, and be cognizant of shifting trends to ensure continuing security.
If, on top of all these things, a given MSP offers a free assessment for potential clients, then you definitely know they're "above-board," as the saying goes. A company "on the skids" can't afford to offer anything for free. One doing well knows that by eating the cost of assessment, they source more and better clients, so they do this because they know they're able to.
Finding Solutions for Your Business
IT consulting in Staten Island through Tekie Geek includes all the items listed above… and more. Contact us for top-tier, cutting-edge services that are affordable, and will help your business flourish by cutting costs while expanding your ability to serve your own clientele.