Life can be unpredictable.
Whenever you’re entering some type of relationship, whether it’s personal or professional, you simply can’t predict how it’ll work out in the long-run. Sure, you can hope for the best, but unfortunately, partnerships don’t always work out. This is especially true when it comes to technology support providers.
Because many of them tout the same exceptional offerings, quick response times, and other promises simply to bring clients into the door. When push comes to shove, they don’t follow through on their promises.
Unfortunately, this happens quite often. We’ve had many clients come to us after experiencing this same situation. Far too often, you invest a ton of time and money into the partnership, and in turn, it becomes harder and harder to walk away. Well, we’re here to tell you something very important…
You wouldn’t be researching ways to exit the partnership if it wasn’t time to walk away. It happens, even in great partnerships when things start out perfect, but along the way, the IT company stops meeting your needs. We’ve found that oftentimes, you’re not as stuck as you feel. This is particularly true if they’re not meeting their service level agreement. Here are a few of the most common reasons we’ve heard (HINT: They’re ALL valid):
If any of the above sounds familiar, it’s time to make a change. So how do you do that? How do you switch IT companies without any sort of hostility?
In the simplest terms, a third-party can make the process a lot smoother, especially if they’re familiar with transitioning businesses from a different IT company to their own IT company. Our team has done this many times and we’ve worked out a system to prevent any sort of hiccups. After all, your IT company essentially holds the “keys to the kingdom” so to speak – they have all of your documentation, login credentials, copies of backups, and other sensitive information.
You might even start to feel uncertain about your decision, even if they’re not meeting or exceeding your expectations. We get that. It’s a massive change and it’s not an easy transition to make without the right help. Here’s how we make sure the process goes smoothly with no hostility:
Find A New IT Company
First and foremost, you’ll want to find a new IT company that’s familiar with the process of transitioning you over. You should pay attention to a few key details to make sure this IT company will meet or exceed your expectations:
Get Access To Everything You Need
Your new IT company should be able to help you get access to everything you need, including the following:
Undergo An Extensive Security Assessment
Next, it’s time to undergo an extensive security assessment to look for any sort of vulnerabilities and/or backdoors that need to be resolved, such as:
Give The Notice To Cancel Once An Agreement Is Signed
Once you’ve signed an agreement with your new IT company, it’s time to give notice to your current IT company. Again, your new IT company should be able to assist you with this process. Then, make sure you speak to your staff about the change, including any relevant contact information, policies or procedures they’ll need to know.
That’s right… You can get FREE IT services if you switch IT companies now. We’re giving away 2 months of FREE IT services with every 1-year agreement. Here’s why you should sign up:
So go ahead and get started… Click here to book a meeting with our team of technology experts and we’ll get you transitioned over to our management right away.
Scott Gallupe of 403Tech Discusses Cybersecurity Threats in Business in Calgary Article
The COVID-19 pandemic sent businesses scrambling to pivot from an office-based environment to a remote workforce. A recent issue of Business in Calgary featured 403Tech President Scott Gallupe, who advised on how local businesses can protect their IT systems from cybersecurity threats. He explained that passwords and video collaboration tools are possible entryways for viruses and malware. The article, Alright, Stop, Collaborate and Listen, features several local IT leaders, describes the issues faced by business owners during the pandemic and provides guidance on ways to protect business data from ransomware and other types of cyberattacks.