Is your managed IT provider aligned with your business strategy?

The marriage between your managed IT provider and your business plans is vital to your company’s success.

You might be asking, “Well, why do these things have to align? What is the value of that?” The answer is simple: you want them to align in order to optimize workflow, encourage better integration and communication in the workplace, and improve customer service. 

With sufficient business alignment, you can transform the entire work environment of your company and enable your business to operate at its optimal potential. 

Core Vision has worked with dozens of clients to make sure their business goals align with their IT strategy. We’ve also worked with a few clients that failed with us because of a lack of alignment. 

Our goal is to provide you with the three most important elements to help ensure that you don’t pay for an MSP that doesn’t help you reach your goals.

3 steps to align your business with your managed IT partner 

Developing the right IT plan

Working alongside your IT provider to create an IT strategy is the first and most important step. This includes all parts: the technology itself, the budget you’re working with, and the implementation of the IT in your company. This roadmap will outline the timeline to achieve your goals. Be sure to include key components such as people, processes, and business outcomes to come from these changes. 

While developing a timeline and goals, be sure your goals are clear, concise, and measurable. Without measurable goals, you won’t have any way of tracking how well your solutions perform.

Effective communication

The foundation of any good partnership is good communication. It is extremely important both you and your IT provider establish exactly what it is your business needs from its IT plan in order to succeed. 

Talk about the way you run your company, your current IT problems, and any concerns you would have going forward. The right partner will have all the answers and give you the confidence to move forward. 

Strategic budgeting

No matter the size of your business, you deserve a good IT provider. We all know most good things come with a pretty large price tag, but it does not have to be that way with your IT. 

Find an IT provider that tailors their plan not only for your business needs but also for your business budget. You shouldn’t have to break the bank for good services, so search for a partner that works within your budget.

Finding the right MSP for your business 

The right IT provider is going to guide you through the steps they take to improve your business and technology. Using these guidelines should help to better integrate your IT provider with your business strategy. By choosing Core Vision you will never question whether or not yourIT provider complements your business model.