Starting a new IT Project
As technology evolves, so must our business’. We know that its important to stay up-to-date as this keeps our systems secure, functional and keeps us ahead of our competitors. There are many useful technologies on the market that can help us in our day-to-day operations while excelling our business’ into the future. New challenges such as Cyber Security also require special attention to keep ahead of the bad guys. The biggest challenge is finding and implementing the right combinations of technology that work together resulting in improved ROI, Security and allowing our business’ to grow and prosper.
Creating the new project
Research plays a huge role in any new IT project. Your new project is generally more complex once you get into things. The systems and process’ you have in place may not work with your new project and may require intervention to help things click. Having a Managed Service Provider (MSP) such as ScotiaComp Technologies review your new project with you and help with all its steps in becoming a reality can be very beneficial. Your MSP can use its experience to evaluate all your existing technologies and process’; comparing them to your new project and creating a plan that will make things work the right way. Older technologies/process’ may require a refresh in addition to your new project for things to go smoothly. Your MSP will have the resources needed to procure the right mix to help complete your project.
Managed or Turn-Key?
In many cases, you may want to have someone take care of your new project. Your MSP is there for you. New security systems for example can be monitored and alerts fixed before they turn into problems. A managed project can ensure that everything continues to work as intended while allowing you to focus on your business. Your MSP can keep you up-to-date on important topics assuring you that everything is being taken care of.
In some cases, you may want to manage your own project once it is implemented. Your MSP can show you how to use your new systems and hand over they keys when done. This type of arrangement is great when a new process is developed or after new hardware is installed that does not require management. In some cases, you may want to take care of management on your own.