IT support questions

What questions should you ask your IT support company? Sometimes in life we have to ask awkward questions. How much did that cost? Do you really need a second piece of cake? What is that smell?

You may have spoken to several IT support providers to look after you companies IT. However, who can you trust? It’s easier when you have been given a recommendation from a trusted source. Asking the right questions during the selection process, to determine if the company is the best fit is key. Whilst some questions may seem tricky, they will help you sort out the contenders.

However, you don’t usually expect to feel awkward asking questions of an IT support company. Well, you should.

A few tricky questions could help you to decide if they’re really the people you want to protect your business and its data. Make the wrong decision on which IT support company to work with, and you’ll lose time, money…  and a lot of productivity too. Worse still, if they’re not what they claim to be, you could also put your customers’ information at risk. At the moment, you really need to check their safety measures to protect your people. We’ve written a new free guide, listing the 5 most important questions you should ask your IT support company. Not one of those questions is to do with how much they’ll cost you.

Click here to download our useful guide.

What questions to ask your IT provider

Choosing a new IT provider can be an important decision for a business owner. What questions should you ask?

Five Things to Look for in an IT Support Company

It is not uncommon for technical problems to be handled by whoever happens to be the most tech savvy person in the company. That can work for a little while. As a result, it is not a sustainable practice. Your team should focus on meeting your organizational goals – not dealing with technology problems. Why not outsource your IT needs as it will help alleviate the burden, so you can get back to business.

Contact us to arrange an IT audit, discuss your goals and any technical issues you are experiencing.

 

Building a Business

Building a business that people want to work for

8 lessons on building a business that people enjoy working for: a TED Talk from Patty McCord. She created the culture at Netflix.

Getting the tech right is key whether you are a one man band or a budding world player. Nothing is more frustrating than “the system” stopping you from delivering your vision. Contact LIS to help get the tech right and keep your people happy.

#tedtalks #business #netflix

Most companies operate on a set of policies: mandated vacation days, travel guidelines, standard work hours, annual goals. But what happens when a company looks less to control and more to trust? Patty McCord, the iconic former chief talent officer at Netflix, shares the key insights that led her to toss the handbook out the window.

 

Bad Management Habits

Time for a TED Talk: How to break bad management habits now

 

Companies are counting on their future leaders to manage with more speed, flexibility and trust than ever before. But how can middle managers climb the corporate ladder while also challenging the way things have always been done? Leadership expert Elizabeth Lyle offers a new approach to breaking the rules while you’re on your way up, sharing creative ways organizations can give middle managers the space and coaching they need to start leading differently.

#management #education #business #leadership

The First Email

Can you believe it was 48 years ago that the first ever email was sent (wonder if it was spam…)? This is the man who sent it. If you are cursing the junk you receive as a consequence then you need our Antispam Service rather than being cross with Ray Tomlinson.

#computerhistory #emails #tech #IT #business

 

Ray Tomlinson sends the first ever email in 1971, bringing electronic messaging to the masses and revolutionising the way we communicate.

 

Business Strategy

Top four ways to stay ahead in business

 

#planning #strategy #business

Running a business can be extremely difficult due to sheer number of competitors currently on the market. Whether you?re a new designer trying to gain some clout in the fashion industry, or a manufacturer with new technology, you are likely to be facing off against some highly skilled competitors.

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/biancamillercole/2019/01/07/my-top-4-ways-to-stay-ahead-in-the-world-of-business/#59eb1cf717cf