Consider the total cost
It is no different to most things you purchase, you need to consider the total cost of your purchase over a period of time and if there are hidden costs. Another factor is that it can sometimes be difficult to establish if you are comparing like for like when choosing IT companies.
You need to consider the following.
- If you are paying for an hourly rate who will fix things quickest and fix them without having to come back time and time again.
- Solid business advice will save your company money, gaining correct businesses benefit from IT will give you a return on your investment with your IT supplier.
- Correctly configured and monitored systems fail less often, so you need to evaluate who will give you a solid configuration and a leading monitoring solution.