Don’t jeopardize moving your business forward because you think it’s too much hassle to switch IT provider. Switching is usually quite straightforward. Moving supplier can add value to your business beyond cost reductions by taking advantage of better talent, technology, processes, and innovation.
If you’ve decided that your current IT provider is not right for you and your business, here are some things to think about before switching that will help a seamless transition:
Pull together all your IT network documents
Make sure you have collated all IT documents that you can, so you can pass this on to your new IT support company and take backups of all your data. If this is something you don’t have, ask your current supplier to provide it before giving them notice. Examples of the documents that will help are your current website domain host, passwords to servers and other important systems, and information about where data is stored and backed up.
Do your homework on the IT provider you are switching to
The more information you can find about your new IT provider beforehand, the better chance you have of a great working relationship that will last for years and the more your business will grow.
Check if the new supplier has migrated systems like yours before
When changing IT provider, most problems are caused by the new supplier’s lack of experience in migrating cloud services so check they have migrated other similar ones. Do they have a dedicated project manager and project team to ensure the transfer is planned and goes smoothly?
Always be open and transparent with your current supplier about switching
Communication is key, and any ethical company will want to make sure that their reputation is not harmed. By being open and transparent you can agree on expectations before and during the transition.
Adaptive Information Systems was founded with the mission to help businesses get the most out of their technology investments. We provide technology services in Monterey and the surrounding areas , we are ready to manage your IT needs so you can focus on running your business.