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7 Critical Things to Consider Before Hiring Any Computer Consultant or IT Services Firm

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Finding an honest and capable IT consultant is tricky. It’s a lot like trying to find a good mechanic. In both cases, it’s easy for a technician to take advantage of their customer’s lack of technical knowledge. Oftentimes you don’t know you’ve hired the wrong IT person or firm until you are halfway into a project and you’ve already invested considerable time and money.

Other times it is not that obvious. An IT consultant may look like they are doing a good job, but unless you are technically savvy yourself, you have no way of knowing if they are overcharging you or making critical errors that will cause you serious problems down the road.

On the flip side, a good IT consultant will save your company  considerable time, money, and frustration while helping you increase productivity, lower overall operating costs, improve customer service, and avoid devastating downtime and data loss.

After all, your computer network is the nerve center of your business. It largely affects productivity, security, and even the competitive advantage of your organization. While you may have never thought about it this way, who supports your IT infrastructure can have significant impact on your ability to grow and succeed.

Consider these 7 important tips before hiring any consultant to work on your network or outsourcing your computer support to an IT service provider:

  1. Ask the computer consultant to let you or your staff gets involved with the project so you can learn to be more self-sufficient and shave billable hours.
  2. Always ask for fixed pricing.
  3. Make sure whoever you hire is certified or endorsed by the software vendor you are using.
  4. Ask to speak to a few of their recent clients who have had similar problems or projects.
  5. Make sure you’re completely clear before signing any contract or spending a dime.
  6. Get everything in writing.
  7. Do business with “one-man-bands” carefully – very carefully.

For a more in-depth version of this advice, download a free PDF copy of “7 Money-Saving Secrets Your Computer Consultant Doesn’t Want You to Know” from the ABC Computers web site. We’re offering this guide because we are fed up with “bad guys” who give our industry a poor reputation and the messes that they create.

We’ve loaded “7 Money-Saving Secrets Your Computer Consultant Doesn’t Want You to Know” with useful information to help companies like yours select an honest, competent and dependable IT service provider. Following advice found in the guide will help you avoid hiring the wrong consultant and costly mistakes.

Looking for an honest, reliable and competent IT service provider / computer consultant in Wisconsin (WI) or the South Bend, IN area?

We’d like prove that exceptional customer service is more than just a promise at ABC Computers by offering your business 2 hours of on-site computer support at no cost. You can utilize the 2 FREE hours of IT support right away or activate a voucher that can be saved and used at a later time.

About ABC Computers:

ABC Computers is a Microsoft partner with gold and silver certifications in numerous competencies. The company specializes in Computer Support, IT Outsourcing & Managed IT Services, Microsoft Software Licensing, Microsoft Dynamics NAV financial management and ERP solutions, and other related products & services.

Whether you need the solution to a one-time computer problem, a company to serve as your IT department, or a skillset to supplement your existing IT staff, ABC Computers can help.  With 3 locations in WI, 1 location in South Bend, IN, and a cross-functional team of specialists from a wide rangeof IT disciplines, we are uniquely positioned to provide complete IT services to businesses — large and small.

by ABC Computers

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