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Is your business is looking into hiring an external IT service provider for your technical processes and systems? There are 6 things that you need to consider when evaluating your current IT provider for your organization:   

7 Important Things to Consider When Selecting an MSP for your Cloud-Based Data

Finding the right IT operations for your organization is tricky – between the high cost of having an internal team or manager, and the uncertainty of hiring an external Managed Cloud Service Provider, understanding your specific needs regarding your businesses data can become overwhelming. While you will want any chosen provider to work with you to create a custom plan for your organization, there are a few important things to consider when selecting an MSP for your cloud-based data.
Compliancy is a hot button issue. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are compelled by clients to prove their competency with Canadian privacy laws – and for good reason. Canadian businesses that regularly acquire sensitive data are expected to remain compliant or else face penalties. Depending on the particular governance in place, compliancy can be achieved when data is housed within National or Provincial borders.
When you make the decision to move your business to the cloud, you'll need to decide what type of cloud model is the right fit for your business -- public, private, or a hybrid model that blends advantages of both. Public clouds have exploded in recent years, but there is a robust market for private clouds as well. Explore how public and private clouds come down on top issues to make the right call for your business.
As you know, internet connectivity is one of the most critical needs any business has today. We discussed in a previous blog how to look at your business in-depth so you can get a better idea of your internet needs. Once you’ve done this, you will be ready to look at some of the possibilities for internet access and choose the best one. We’ve put together some of the pros and cons of the main options—to make the decision easier for you.