I have been in the IT field for 15 years and have seen many improvements over time. One thing that I am not happy with is a little thing called “Managed Services”…This is code word for “we are going to rip you off for hundreds of dollars a month”…If you are currently paying a monthly fee for managed services STOP, you are being ripped off. Managed services are supposed to be able to see a problem before it becomes an issue so that the IT firm can run over and resolve the issue before it even “becomes an issue”. This is total B.S. Well, let me rephrase that, it might work once or twice a year but is that worth the hundreds that you are paying per month? I do not think so…It has become common practice that clients pay a monthly fee to their IT providers. Again, this is a rip off. I don’t know how these guys can sleep at night, we are not lawyers…If you are paying a monthly fee to an unscrupulous IT firm STOP, you are being ripped off…Aren’t there any good IT firms out there anymore, what happened to us? Sure, I could make more money, a lot more, but I would be gouging my clients and since I respect my clients I do not see how I could do this. If your IT firm is charging you a monthly fee then they are not only ripping you off but they also do not respect you or your business.
There is one thing that you should be paying a monthly/yearly fee for and that is offsite backups. You can purchase Carbonite for $56 for a whole year with unlimited backups.
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