Never Go IT Alone – The Importance of Partnerships in IT
When a company is considering how best to use technology to advance their goals, a typical first step is to consult with an outside provider. However, how can decision-makers be confident that the suggestions offered by their chosen IT provider are the right fit?
In our individual lives, we often gather multiple professional opinions before making major decisions or investments. When it comes to running an organization, though, time and resources are often unavailable for drawn-out decision-making processes. The good news is there’s a good way to ensure the IT provider you choose has the breadth of expertise you need.
When a technology provider claims to have expertise in a given area, they should be able to cite specific examples of services provided to real clients. With specific examples come stated partnerships with other technology providers.
For example, if an MSP claims to have expertise in cloud migration but is missing key technology partnerships with Microsoft or Amazon Web Services, there is room for skepticism that they can actually get the job done correctly.
A Custom Technology Solution
Maybe a provider has been identified because of a specialization in one particular area—a company is looking to refresh the hardware their employees use every day and Dell is noted as a partner. They would likely have no problem procuring workstations and distributing them to your team. But what’s next?
The problem with IT providers who have only one, two, or even a few areas of expertise (and the partners to make it work) is that a business’s IT runs through each and every aspect of their organization.
Hardware must be appropriate for processes that rely on software backed by airtight cybersecurity without sacrificing accessibility or flexibility. The sentence reads like a run-on we were all taught to avoid in school, but the point is that effective IT relies on a continuous, integrated stream of systems working in harmony.
The fact is, no two organizations have exactly the same internal structure or processes, and only through a custom-tailored technology solution can operations be efficient. To create that custom solution, the right partnerships need to be in place. The key is a wide-ranging suite of services backed by partnerships that ensure each service and tool can be implemented correctly.
30+ Technology Partners
Few outsourced IT providers have the scope of Liss Technologies. With over 30 partnerships with the industry’s top providers, we are able to develop and optimize a complete IT solution for any organization.
Expertise in cloud services like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure align with communications and networking expertise from Cisco, Network Solutions, and other providers.. Microsoft 365 and Zoom enable collaboration and productivity wherever and whenever your team is hard at work. And, of course, hardware partnerships with Dell, Lenovo, HP, and others ensure your organization has the physical tools to get things done.
The real power of Liss Technologies, though, is our ability to link together tools from all of these distinct providers into one integrated technology solution.