How to Choose the Best IT Provider

By September 24, 2018 IT

When you’re choosing an ISP, you’ll typically have an easy time of it; options are limited in most areas, and narrowing them down usually comes down to the right mix of price and speed. Choosing a managed service provider (MSP), an IT provider that specializes in SMBs, is much different, because each business may have drastically different needs, budgets, and special use cases. There are also many more providers serving this space, so making the right choice can be a bit bewildering. Here are some things you should be keeping top of mind drawn from the many years of IT management and consulting we’ve provided here at Ambit IT.


Why Choose a Managed Service Provider?

Running business IT can be a full-time job, especially if you’re putting forth the time and effort to ensure all your bases are covered. But not everyone has the staffing budget to keep an IT person on staff full-time — nor, for that matter, does every business have the need. Managed IT services run the gamut from consulting to full stack tech management, with businesses’ needs changing over time with particular projects or initiatives. Ambit IT allows businesses to take a smarter and more targeted approach without worrying whether their systems are running at peak efficiency and safety. That, in turn, allows you to concentrate on your business’s core strengths.


Ambit IT Services

As an MSP, Ambit IT’s services fall into three classes that you can mix and match depending on your needs.

Managed IT Services

Your business may run from 9 to 5, but your IT needs tend to be a 24/7/365 concern. We’re on the job even when you aren’t, managing your hardware and software needs while also safeguarding your business against security risks, attacks, data loss, and breaches. Rather than waiting to fix what’s broken, our approach is proactive, focused on preventing problems so you can maximize uptime.

Security

In an environment where cyber security threats are constant, varied, and ever-changing, your business needs more than antivirus software and a strong dose of hope. Ambit IT brings the skills and knowledge your business may lack, but we also bring a more important tool to the table: attention. Our vigilance and ability to scale with your business ensure that you’re protected by proven techniques. We extend your protection even further with data backup programs that safeguard your and your customers’ data.

Application Support

The cloud is more than storage. It’s increasingly displacing and taking over many of the functions for which businesses would traditionally have relied on onsite servers, or even bulky desktop computers. The SaaS tools leveraged via the cloud  have lowered costs and infrastructure requirements, while also giving workforces an unprecedented level of access and mobility. The downside? If you and your team are short on time or technical know-how, understanding and maximizing that infrastructure can be difficult. Ambit IT provides application support for many of the most commonly-used SaaS providers, including Microsoft, Adobe, Intuit, Sage, and LexisNexus. That means the help you need is closer at hand than dialing a vendor’s tech support hotline.


Getting Started with Managed IT

If you’re struggling to manage your IT needs, or are new to this and are still getting a handle on what you need, contact Ambit IT. We’ll start by evaluating your business and the systems you currently have in place, and provide solutions that are the best fit for where your business is, as well as where you’re going.

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