Tips to Help MSPs Avoid Satisficing (Part Two)

December 17, 2015

Tips to Help MSPs Avoid Satisficing (Part Two)

By Michaela Scampoli

Today’s post will reveal the last three tips we recommend to help MSP’s avoid satisficing when it comes to their business continuity solutions.

In our previous post, we discussed choosing a true partner who is invested in helping you scale, avoiding vendors with lots of hidden fees, and finding a solution that protects of your data- no matter where it lives.

Here are three more tips to help you make the best decision for your business continuity needs:

1. Run away from slow technology!

Do not only select technology because ‘it works’, select it because ‘it works well’. This can be a game-changer when you find yourself in critical situations. Should you need to perform a backup, whether or not your data is stored in the cloud or on-prem can be a huge factor. With direct-to-cloud backup, restores can take up to 72 hours and exhaust many system resources. Having an on-prem device can cut down that time into minutes, while using far fewer resources.

2. Don’t limit yourself with limited storage!

Providers who offer cloud storage based on capacity can not only be pricey, but they also force you and your customer to think about the amount of storage they’ll need in the future. This kind of growth isn’t always easy to determine, and it can be stressful for your customers when they need to buy more storage. A better provider will offer you time-based cloud retention, giving you unlimited cloud storage for a specific period of time.

3. Don’t just pick a provider, pick an innovator!

Investing in a partnership is also an investment in your future. By choosing a partner who is adamantly working to create meaningful products, you’re setting the table for your own success as well. You’ll become an MSP who can offer top of line products and services not just once, but throughout the course of your customer relationships. If your partner is constantly growing, you can too.

The three tips above combined with the first few will equip you with the knowledge to make a smarter, more concise decision when it comes to your business continuity solutions. 

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