What to Look for in an IT Company

What to Look for in an IT Company

Say your system is down, or you need a component, fast. If you call an IT company that understands your equipment and your network, you’ll get up and running quickly at the best possible price. Unfortunately, choosing a top-notch IT partner can be stressful if you aren’t sure what to look for. If you keep these three IT quality characteristics in mind the next time you talk to your usual technology supplier, it will be easy to determine if they’re the right IT partner for you. 1. Experience The chances are that the longer your IT supplier has been in business, the more they’ll understand how to adapt current industry standards to your network. We look to at least 5 years as a minimum. It’s the experience that allows your partner to design, configure, and implement smart and cost effective solutions to fit your unique network architecture. 2. Creativity This brings me to your second consideration. Is your IT partner creative? By creative, I mean are they bringing different ideas to the table. For example, if you are working on a simple request for quotation, do they suggest other options or easier networking solutions? If not, are they really acting as your partner? To be fair, sometimes giving a customer too many options creates confusion. But keep creativity in mind as you request quotations. You’ll get an inside look as to whether or not your supplier can add value for you. You’ll also learn to stay away from suppliers you discover are just inexperienced order takers, who may have the right part, but add very little to your solution. 3. Trust The third, and perhaps most important aspect in choosing an IT partner, is trust. I hesitate to state the obvious, but if you catch your IT partner in a lie, you should get rid of them. Your information technology is too important to your business to give second chances to suppliers who aren’t truthful. They’ll cost you time, money and aggravation. We understand that it’s natural for companies to go about doing business with little thought about their IT infrastructure until it goes down. Consciously keeping in mind these three elements to evaluate your tech suppliers—who you might need to depend on in an emergency—could save you a ton of headaches in the future.

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Web Server Hosting Types There are different types of hosting services that you can choose from depending on what type of web development and web site that you want to host. Dial-Up Access Hosting – This is the most basic access/hosting service and these providers also provides a web page for hosting your site. Dial-up access hosting was the first hosting available and is still around. Most ISP's specialize in just internet access and it's rare that you will see an ISP do both. These companies make their money off of providing access to the Internet. 

Development Hosting - Web site developers are buying their own servers and offering independent hosting services for their clients. This is called development hosting in which they provide web development services along with a host server located at their place of business. The consumer gets charged for the development and the maintenance of the web-site. 

Web-Hosting ISP's. – These are companies that specialize in hosting business web sites. There is no dial up access needed and site owners access their pages via File Transfer Protocol (FTP). This is what the majority of small businesses use to put their site information on the internet. Other services are also included in the Web Hosting ISP package depending on their service plans. These types of hosting plans are usually for corporations that need a lot of bandwidth to run their web applications. These companies run T1 access lines for big packets of internet data and have multiple connections to an internet backbone. They have fully staffed data processing facilities and the prices are substantial for using these types of services. 

Corporate/Industrial Hosting - Companies like Hewlett Packard, Dell or IBM, run the server infrastructure for most of these host companies. The SOHO business owner will usually need the Web-Hosting ISP services. It is the middle ground between the basic and advanced services.

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