Transition to a New IT Managed Service Provider Quickly and Easily

Discover how to find the right IT managed service provider for your company and transition to your new IT service without downtime, glitches or hassles.

Does your company need to change IT managed service providers, but you don’t know how to go about it? Alternatively, maybe your in-house IT technician can’t meet your needs and you need extra assistance from a team of experts. In any case, there are a few steps you’ll need to take to insure your transition to a new IT managed service provider is hassle-free.


Choose a New IT MSP with Care

There are so many IT managed service providers to pick from that it can be hard to know which one to select. Following are some pointers that can help you make a well-informed decision:

  • Does the MSP have the tools and know-how to meet your exact needs?
  • Can the MSP meet compliance regulations for your industry?
  • What cybersecurity measures are taken to prevent breaches?
  • Does the MSP use the newest tools and equipment?
  • Does the MSP actively monitor your IT network to prevent problems and optimize your systems?

Create a Transition Plan

Is it hard to switch over to a new managed service provider? In some instances, yes. Switching MSPs can mean moving your information to a new cloud service provider and/or upgrading hardware and software. You may need to spend a long time with the new MSP’s tech team to help them understand your business operations and needs.

A transition plan ensures that your business does not experience downtime while switching IT managed service providers. This plan should include:

  • A list of responsibilities, with someone assigned to ensure that each task is handled in the best possible manner
  • A plan for moving files and/or upgrading software that does not interfere with regular business operations
  • A timeline for completing the move to a new IT MSP

Don’t count on your new IT MSP to draw up the entire plan for you. Your new IT technicians will naturally be happy to follow your guidance, but they can’t know all your business needs. One or more individuals in your company will need to create a plan and then work with the new and old IT technicians to ensure that the transition period is smooth and problem-free.

Make Sure Your Staff is On-Board with the Change

The odds are that the IT MSP change will affect every single member of your staff. If you upgrade hardware and software, your employees will need training to learn how to work with the new tools. New cybersecurity protocols may need to be put in place, which will require employee cybersecurity training to prevent attacks and breaches. Your employees will also need to know who to contact if they need help with the new IT network

Introducing The Orange Crew

The Orange Crew is a leading IT managed service provider in the Orange County and Los Angeles area. The company specializes in providing IT managed services to:

  • Municipalities
  • Educational institutions
  • Non-Profits
  • Accounting companies
  • Law firms
  • Small and medium-sized businesses

Do you work in one of the above-mentioned fields? Are you looking for an IT managed service provider that can meet your current and future needs, provide you with the exact services you need, and offer cutting edge solutions, equipment, and technological expertise at a reasonable price? If so, get in touch with us at your convenience to schedule an appointment with one of our IT experts.