Stripped Down Plans
Managed IT services in Dallas come in all shapes and sizes. You can definitely find bottom-dollar options, but you must be diligent to read the “fine print,” as the saying goes. Many SLAs, or Service License Agreements, constitute what’s known as a “Stripped Down Plan.” Such plan has been deliberately curtailed of any services of a useful kind that constitutes the regular workings of an IT services agency. Basically, nothing is covered under them, a prime example being a “classic warranty.” Certainly, all the things covered and not will be itemized in your SLA, but these agreements are specifically worded to obfuscate their provisions so you don’t realize what you’re not covered for until it’s too late.
What ends up happening is that your managed services plan doesn’t put an end to the break-fix expenses which spike your budget at regular intervals. You keep upgrading the plan to such a degree that the changes are practically seismic, but nothing seems to change— surprise bills still keep jumping out of the woodwork and backhanding your budget.
Managed IT services in Dallas should incorporate a cost-effective and all-inclusive solution. You’ve definitely got to nail down what the service provider actually covers, but don’t lose hope entirely— there are solutions out there. They just may require an additional quotient of perspicacity on your end to source. But on that end of things, there are certainly qualifications you can look for in service provision with a higher likelihood to denote all-inclusive services. One thing that’s going to save you substantially is a managed service package which doesn’t rely on break-fix models kind of support. Such package may have a slightly higher recurring price tag than a stripped-down plan, but you save through the excision of unexpected recurring expenses— the weight of which supports many of these underhanded IT agencies. Other things which generally denote proper service provision include:
• Longevity of Service: 20+ Years
• Managed IT Services
• Managed Cloud
• Managed IT Security
• IT Projects
• Data Backup and Recovery
• Protection from Viruses and Malware
• End User Support Including Rapid Response Times
When a provider has been around 20 years or more, they’ve usually established themselves in the community well enough that they can afford to offer low-cost plans with high service delivery. Additionally, they’ve built up a reputation which can be checked on. Such managed IT services are more affordable and more comprehensive. When cloud computing support is brought to the table, you know provided services have a cutting-edge quality. This will also denote a more streamlined backup and data recovery in the event of an emergency. You can also trust in better virus/malware protection, because it must remain cutting-edge to retain cloud services provisions. All these things should be silhouetted in response times that are quick when it comes to on-site service needs. You want as little downtime as possible; it gets quickly expensive. Top it off with savings which can come from solutions like VoIP, and you’ve got a real solution.
A Local Solution
Managed IT services in Dallas through CTG Tech offer 35+ years of service experience, coupled with rapid response times, cutting-edge technology solutions, and affordable managed service options. From VoIP to cloud computing, data backup and recovery, and virus/malware protection, contact CTG for affordable, predictable support.