Originally published on June 1, 2017
There are a lot of things that you can request from IT project services to support your team and keep your business moving: technical help, organization, advice on network technology, and so much more. You might begin to believe you can ask for an unlimited amount of stuff, but in reality there are actually things that you just can’t get from them.
One thing that you just can’t expect from project services is technology that they would never use themselves. In fact, no respectable project services provider would never implement something for you that they wouldn’t personally recommend. Whether it’s because they don’t trust it or it just isn’t cost-effective, if it’s not good enough for their own business, it’s not good enough for yours.
Professional project services teams want the best outcome for the businesses they work with. When you consider hiring a team to handle your IT, you should trust and believe that they have done their homework and know the latest network technologies. With years of research, training and experience, any good project service partner will know exactly what works and what doesn’t – and how to apply it to your situation and needs. Allowing you to use a technology or product that they don’t believe in would be betraying their own standards, which isn’t good for anyone’s business.
When a project services team goes to work for a business, they create a roadmap of what they want to accomplish for you. In doing that, they study your business and figure out what exactly would be best for you. Anything outside of that would be kinda bad.
Another thing you don’t want to request from your project services team is supporting outdated technology. Just because something is “familiar” doesn’t mean it’s working right for your business needs and goals. Centre Technologies never stops researching the latest technologies, only recommends the solutions that give you the most value for your business investment, and partners only with best-of-breed IT manufacturers. So, going back in time to just to avoid the discomfort of something new wouldn’t be true to our work and experience – and might give an edge to your competitors that may be using the latest technologies.
The last thing that you shouldn’t look for from your project services team is help with something completely outside of the focus of your business needs or our IT expertise. We work tirelessly to develop and perfect your network environment – that’s why we’re here. But we can’t help hack into your favorite video games, update your Facebook profile or identify the best coupon sites for you. We are thoroughly committed to supporting your team, and we care about the details that make your business better. But if you’re looking for an edge in online poker…you’ll have to make your own luck.
Your project services team is here to be part of your business success. We can never work too much but we rely upon you to trust us and listen to our suggestions. Remember, we’re here to take away your stress and take on your IT so that you don’t have to deal with either.
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