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Is Your Los Angeles IT Services Provider Secretly Planning on Firing You?
As a business owner, you put quite a bit of time and thought into the companies you partner with, including which one you choose as your provider of Los Angeles IT services. As a result, you expect nothing but the best; however, there could be certain terms, issues, or previous agreements lurking in your contract that may result in the company “letting you go” with no notice or warning. This can mean bad news for business owners.
Hidden Secrets In Your IT Service Contract
You may not realize it, but the agreement you have made with your current IT service provider may be an unprofitable one from their point of view. This may occur for a number of reasons. One reason could be because the IT service provider offered a low ball price to be appealing to their first clients. Another reason is that they thought that your company or business represented a great referral opportunity, which encouraged the IT firm to offer deep discounts.
What Happens to Unprofitable Clients?
There are some IT providers that are being taught by the vendors to review the agreements. If they discover accounts that are not profitable, they are encouraged to “let these clients go.” If you are currently dealing with one of these firms, then you may receive a pink slip and no time to look for replacement service. This leaves you unprotected and your data at risk of falling into the wrong hands.
What Can You Do?
If you are unsure of your account and whether or not it is profitable for your Los Angeles IT services provider, then you should make it a priority to find out. This will prevent the service provider from firing you down the road without warning.
If you discover that your firm is known for “firing” unprofitable clients, it is time to make a move yourself. Why would you want to take the risk of being left unprotected if your IT service provider decided to let you go?
Finding a New IT Service Provider
If you discover it is time to make a move, it is important to take your time and find a quality company that isn’t going to have the same standards of service as your previous company. It may be wise to seek bids from local companies, for instance. This allows the service provider to come to you and outline their services and prices. This gives you, or your tech-savvy employees the opportunity to evaluate their services and figure out if they are going to provide the level of protection that your business needs.
If you are ready to make a move, you may need help. Our team at DCG Technical Solutions, Inc. is ready and able to provide you with the superior IT services you want and need. When you are worried that your IT provider may be ready to hand you your walking papers, take action and find new Los Angeles IT services that will not only meet, but exceed your expectations for the services provided.
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.