It can be difficult to determine what Managed IT Services Company you should select for your business in Calgary. Now, Techno Planet has done the work for you. They conducted a thorough assessment and came up with the 50 best ones in Canada.
Techno Planet helps Managed IT Services Companies and vendors leverage their experience and expertise and find ways for them to accelerate their growth. Since 1993 they’ve been developing best-practice solutions that help technology manufacturers choose the best partners.
Every year, they ask 8,000 Value Added Resellers (VARs), Managed IT Service Providers (MSPs) and Internet Telephone Service Providers (ITSPs) from across Canada to vote for their favourite vendor and distributor in over 90 categories. Over 500 vendors are nominated each year. Voting starts in November and ends in January.
This award recognizes those who get the highest scores for the best business practices in 12 categories. You must show that you were profitable in the past three years and demonstrate your best practices in each of the 12 areas.
Eight judges from different backgrounds review and audit each application. The system uses a sophisticated AI (Artificial Intelligence) algorithm to confidently benchmark and score answers based on the business intelligence and data input from thousands of assessments.
The scores are added up and the companies with the top 50 highest scores win. Each applicant also receives a report so they know what their strengths and weaknesses are so they can improve for the following year.
The data that’s generated from the survey helps MSPs understand how they rank amongst their competitors (from the eyes of the channel partners). It helps guide them to improve their programs and tactics. The winners are IT service companies that businesses in Canada want and need.
For the winners like 403Tech, this is a once-a-year opportunity to celebrate with our colleagues for a job well done. Awards are handed out in February from ChannelNext during a special ceremony. Many leading channel executives from vendors and distributors, attend this event.
You can save time and money by contracting with the right Managed IT Service Company. Even if you have your own IT staff, a Managed Service Provider (MSP) can augment their work and partner with them when you need a few extra hands.
They can also take care of all of your technology needs for an easy-to-budget for monthly payment. And they can customize the services they provide according to your unique requirements.
Sounds like the perfect solution, right? It can be as long as you choose the right MSP. To find the one that’s best for your organization, conduct your own survey. Here are 21 questions you should ask.
Are they available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year?
Do they respond to your requests within 1 hour?
Will they liaison with your IT third-party vendors (like Internet Service Providers) to ensure you receive the services you deserve?
Do they have expertise in the IT tools that you use?
Do they provide both on-site and remote maintenance and support?
Can they automatically back up your IT infrastructure to a secure remote server every day?
Do they perform periodic test restores of your backups to make you can access your IT assets in the event of a disaster?
Do they offer IT Security Testing & Monitoring?
Can they provide on-site and remote help and training for your staff?
Do they provide Security Awareness Training for your employees?
If they answered “Yes” to all 21 of these questions, then you know that you have an award-winning MSP.
Or, you can simply contact 403Tech, one of the 50 Top Best Managed IT Companies In Canada. Then you can ask us your 21 questions and learn why we’re an award-winning MSP in Calgary.
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