The days of Ma Bell have been long gone for decades. Though communications technology continues to evolve, the way many organizations go about the management of their telephone systems remain as archaic as twisted pair copper wire. There is still a vast technological divide between the office phone and the smart phone, in both the disparate ways we leverage the devices and how we pay for them. VoIP phones are a step in the right direction.
As with any vendor selection process, pricing matters. The same holds true for the IT services industry. Let’s say you’ve done your due diligence and identified a few help desk providers. All offer a 100% US Based, 24 x 7 x 365 solution and they’re all accountable to meeting SLAs like First Contact Resolution and end user satisfaction ratings. All things quality being equal, the key differentiator ends up being on the bottom line and what services are included in that price.
Before opening a new office, MSPs need to architect the network to have the ability to scale. Successful co-working environments see rapid growth and along with that comes rapid bandwidth utilization. Ensuring that the network is designed to be able to scale up to higher capacity is vital to the business objectives of the co-working platform.