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Mini-Series Part 2: 10 Important Questions to Ask your IT Partner

November 21, 2018

There’s more to choosing an IT partner than just searching for a solution that meets your technical requirements. Your partner will become an extension of your team, so it’s important to take the time to find the right fit, and asking the right questions is the first step in creating a trusting and lasting relationship. In this mini-series we’ll explore the most important questions we’d want you to ask someone like us!

Question 2: How well do you match our scalability?

Scalability is the ability of something to adapt over time to changes. Seamless growth is important, and you need an IT partner that can keep up with your storage space demands and give you the option to pay-as-you-grow.

Hosting your own data is expensive and investing in your own standalone servers with security and staff to maintain them can account for a huge percentage of your budget. One of the cost-saving advantages when you outsource your infrastructure to the cloud is scalability, which is a key differentiator in choosing an IT service provider because it’s important to know if they’ll be able to support your company long-term. Here are three ways to scale with a data centre:

  1. Data Storage: Over time and as you grow, the amount of data you have will increase which means you’ll need access to more storage. This is especially important to companies with retention requirements, like in law and healthcare fields, for example.
  2. Increased Compute: the additional resources offered through a data centre increase productivity and expand services rapidly, without having to pay for new infrastructure.
  3. Connectivity Options: Carrier-neutral data centres allow for better customization of services as you scale and increased flexibility to adapt to changing demands.

Companies typically scale up their storage space as they grow – however, at Whipcord, you don’t have to pay for that extra space in anticipation of it. Simply put, with a pay-as-you-go model, you only pay for what you use.

Stay One Step Ahead

The first step in choosing an IT Partner is asking the right questions that help you find the best fit for your business. At the end of the day, you put a lot of trust into your partner so it’s important that they’re not only knowledgeable, but a good fit for your company.

Want to ask us this question? Schedule a meeting with one of our regional sales managers! Otherwise, keep an eye out for the next question in our mini-series or access the downloadable PDF below.

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Sasha Goble

Written by Sasha Goble

Technical Copywriter

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