CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Lanspeed to its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the MSP Pioneer 250 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of I.T., improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on I.T. investments.
When it comes to your business' backup, you have a ton of options, but how much thought have you honestly put into it?
It’s naturally one of the most imperative parts of your entire IT infrastructure, so you want to pay particularly close attention to how you are storing and receiving your data in the event of a disaster. Most companies simply don't have a process for choosing a backup solution. Here is a simple way to figure out the most important aspects of a proper backup system.
In our fast-paced, rapidly changing, technology-driven world, it’s easy to forget that there are people behind the screens, and that customer service should still be an essential part of what businesses do on a daily basis.
Before working at Lanspeed, I worked as a retail manager for 11 years where customer service directly affects the bottom line. Although I haven’t been in IT for quite as long, I am one of the many who have called a “Service” line only to be put through the paces of “press 2” to get to another ten menu options. It can be frustrating and make you think: why even bother?
Computer networks today have grown up. They may not get all the glamorous headlines that the Cloud, IOT or Virtual Reality grab today, but it’s hard to argue the fact that today’s network is more important to an organization’s success than ever before. A robust network that addresses security, performance and reliability enables better information sharing, more collaboration, improved productivity and reduces risks. As more devices connect and the need for local and cloud applications and secure data access expand, a well-architected and managed network is a competitive advantage.
It is a fact of doing business today that you need technology to run things well. With all of the tools you use, there are inevitably issues that pop up that stop your day in its tracks. I know for our office, if the internet is down we are literally sitting ducks because everything we do relies on a strong WiFi signal and access to the cloud. Even our phone system runs on the internet!
Choosing an IT company can be a stressful task if you aren't sure what to look for. Finding an experienced and reliable service team is essential to getting the quality of care you deserve from an outsourcing company.
Without the proper information, you could end up making a costly mistake by choosing the wrong services and provider for your business.We've simplified things for you, highlighting the five questions to ask when choosing an IT company.
These are what we consider to be the absolute essential questions you need to ask each and every IT services firm you meet with before making your decision:
I have been in the I.T. industry for more than twenty years. It has changed faster than anyone could have predicted. In decades past, business leaders could get by with a basic understanding of computers. Today, millions of business leaders are finding themselves overwhelmed, frustrated, and even scared of technology.
When it feels like everybody is out to get you, there's only one way to survive: Trust nobody. You may not have too many physical enemies ready to jump you, but there's an army of hackers wanting to breach your company's database. One of the best ways to keep your company's information safe is to implement a "zero trust" network security model.
At the end of the day, you are trying to do your job as efficiently and effectively as possible. Technology tools that work when you need them to is a huge part of making sure you are successful at your job. Without a reliable network and computer, much of what you do each day would be a big challenge, if not impossible.