When Finding a Local IT Provider Matters (and When it Doesn’t)

Posted by Steven Vigeant on 10/3/13 4:50 PM

If you have ever bought something online, you understand that it’s not always necessary to work with a local business to get the level of service you want. This is especially true for information technology (IT), in which managed service providers (MSPs) can remotely monitor and maintain your IT infrastructure without ever setting foot in your office.

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Topics: IT Outsourcing, Small Business IT Support, IT Support, SMB, Managed Services, Hybrid MSP, Local IT Service Provider, MSP

3 Things to Evaluate when Choosing an IT Service Provider

Posted by Steven Vigeant on 9/5/13 2:28 PM

Do a simple online search for “IT Service Provider” and you will quickly realize how many companies are prepared to offer technical assistance to your small business. How do you separate the good from the bad? Keep these three considerations in mind when you evaluate any company you are thinking of working with.

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Topics: IT Outsourcing, IT Support, Local IT Service Provider

The Four Benefits of Using a Local IT Service Provider Instead of a Virtual Provider

Posted by Steven Vigeant on 8/30/13 8:00 AM

Choosing the right IT service provider is one of the most important decisions you can make for your small business. There are many factors to weigh, but one of the most critical is whether or not to use a local company, or one that provides strictly virtual services. Both have their advantages, but many small business owners will find that the benefits of working with a local provider outweigh the convenience of a virtual provider. Here are four reasons why:

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Topics: IT Support, SMB, ITO, Local IT Service Provider

Should You Go Local for Your IT Service Provider?

Posted by Steven Vigeant on 8/29/13 2:57 PM

There are a lot of factors to consider when you’re deciding on an IT service provider for your small business. Do you want to work with a large or small company; one that is brand new and ambitious, or long running and proven; one dedicated to your industry specifically, or one with wide ranging IT expertise? All of these are important considerations, but one of the most fundamental and most commonly overlooked choices you need to make is whether to work with a local IT company or one that is not in your region and provides its services remotely.

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Topics: IT Outsourcing, IT Support, ITO, Local IT Service Provider


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