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Don’t Get Trapped in Long IT Consulting Agreements in Los Angeles!
IT consulting services in Los Angeles bring quite a lot to the table for local businesses. They provide an affordable and effective way for businesses to manage their technology, while staying up to date on the latest innovations available. This is likely why so many businesses use a third-party service. However, there is a problem -- this problem is one that many business owners don’t even realize until someone points it out to them.
The problem is their IT consulting contract.
Sure, it was written well, outlined the needs of the business and highlighted the services the IT consultants would provide, but what about cost? If a company becomes complacent with their current consulting contract, they may not only be spending more than they should, it may also be hurting their technology prowess.
As a result of not having the latest and greatest information or technology available, a business may fall behind their competition. In the long run, simply looking over and shopping for other IT service providers can save a business money and help them stay ahead of their competition.
When’s the Last Time You Looked at Your IT Consulting Contract?
This is an important question and one that should come under careful consideration. For some businesses, it has been more than a decade since they have looked for competitive bids for IT support, consulting and other related services. This likely means they are missing out on quite a few new services that could be extremely beneficial to their business.
Benefits of Long-Term Contracts
When it comes to IT consulting services in Los Angeles, it can be tempting to stay with a provider and contract that is comfortable. There may even be a few perks offered. For example, you may receive seemingly lower prices, but this lower cost comes with a price.
Many long term contracts don’t make considerations for additional technology innovations or services that appear down the road. This can leave these companies in the dust, way behind in the times and lag in providing the services and features that their customers or clients want and need.
One example of a service that may not be offered down the road is cloud computing. If a company in Los Angeles is not yet using the cloud, they are missing out on powerful, beneficial technology that could help them be more productive and profitable.
Negotiating the New Contract
Start negotiating a contract. In some cases, the current provider will provide a bid that is so appealing you want to stick with them. However, in other cases, a business owner will quickly discover that there are bigger and more capable services available to help with tech consulting needs. The key is to ask for bids and see what is presented. Compare the offers and then choose the one that best meets the business needs.
To learn more about IT consulting in Los Angeles and how to get the highest quality services for your money, contact the professionals at DCG Technical Solutions, Inc.
About Brent Whitfield
Brent Whitfield is CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, Inc., which provides IT Support in the Los Angeles area since 1993. DCG exists to help our clients choose, implement, and manage IT and cloud solutions that are cost effective and reliable. DCG's pro-active approach to IT is ideally suited for companies who depend on reliable IT infrastructure, but don't want to spend a lot of money to keep it that way. DCG was recognized among the Top 10 Fastest Growing MSPs in North America by MSP Mentor. Brent has been featured in Fast Company, CNBC, Network Computing, Reuters, and Yahoo Business.