“Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation”
― Zig Ziglar
There is an old adage, what three things does every consumer want?
I want THE BEST you have.
I want it NOW.
I want it for FREE.
The standard answer to this used to be, “Pick any two”. The next three blog chapters show you how to get exactly that, the best, now and free. Business Outcomes are really what a business owner wants and needs. A great IT consultant will provide a business outcome, for example, lowest cost, most reliable telephone and internet communications services. A business owner does NOT want to take the time and do the research that is out of their area of expertise. The smart business owner wants the experts to provide the information and present the alternatives to achieve the best business outcome.
A ‘vendor in the hallway’ is only as good as the last best price they gave you on a box. An IT consultant who provides defined business outcomes is a partner at the board table that can help your business achieve greater profits. In the blog chapters that follow we will endeavor to provide you with business outcomes that are essential to every business operation. We can tech the generalities, the intricacies are our expertise; components that we advise on. Each business has the same generalities, the intricacies are what are generated by the reports. The decisions that result from understanding the intricacies, are where the businessperson and the IT consultant’s time is best spent.
- Chapter 1 – An industry leader review your telephone and internet communication Lines compared to the 50 leading carriers available at your business address.
- Chapter 2 – The industry leader provide you with a comprehensive security analysis report and its vulnerabilities of your business network.
- Chapter 3 – An industry leader provides you with an assessment and report of the critical components of your business network.
Chapter 1 – Are you paying high prices each month for yesterday’s communications technology?
Your communications lines are the core foundation to your business operations. Know your current services what they cost and carry a redundant line and maybe a POTS (plain old telephone Service) line for “just in case”. The POTS lines at the home and office enabled us to communicate effectively with the outside world when the cell phones ran out of power (and we couldn’t charge them) and all the digital lines were down due to Sandy.
Have the industry leader review your telephone and internet communication infrastructure and compare it to the 25 leading carriers available at your business address.
Utilize the best performing, reliable and cost-effective telephone and communication service provider for your business.
What you do:
Provide us with two months of your communications bills.
What you learn:
Which of the 25 carriers provide telephone and internet services to your building.
Receive a report that includes a matrix of price/performance of their offerings.
What we do:
Offer you the best carriers that fit your needs.
Procure the contracts for you that are lower in price than you can negotiate independently.
Provide better service during the life of the relationship than you can procure independently.
No Cost. There’s no such thing as a free lunch but this is as close as it gets.
The cost of the audit is absorbed by the carrier, it’s a benefit of dealing with the largest ISP aggregator.
Why do this?:
- Your business requires reliable internet and telephone service.
- If you’ve had the same communication lines for more than two years you’re probably paying too much for less reliability and performance than is available today.
- It’s free and it takes little effort.
- Reducing a recurring cost has a cumulative impact each and every month of operation.
*mission critical– a system that if it stopped working would make a person or a business cease to function. Once a mission critical system ceases to function there is a time window where if it is not restarted a business will die. This time window is measured in “downtime”. If a human brain is deprived of oxygen for 3 minutes the human is dead. How long can a business lose a “mission critical” system before it is dead? This is the fundamental question one needs to answer for budget and design of mission critical systems.
– Dan Scolnick
IT Computer Support of New York
President and Chief Technical Officer