New eMazzanti Article: 5 New Tips on How to Find an IT Partner That Will Cut Your Costs

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A new, free article from eMazzanti Technologies, spells out specific ways a business can find an IT partner that will help save them money.

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If an IT consultant can’t identify and implement specific cost-cutting solutions, you should probably find another vendor

Where can a business go to find the IT expertise it needs to help lower costs? eMazzanti Technologies, in conjunction with Cisco, have published a new article that answers the question. It’s entitled: Five New Tips: How to Find an IT Partner That Will Cut Your Costs.

“If an IT consultant can’t identify and implement specific cost-cutting solutions, you should probably find another vendor,” said Jennifer Mazzanti, president, eMazzanti Technologies, an IT support consultant in the Hoboken, NJ and New York City area. “Increased productivity and profitability is what great IT solutions are all about.”

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Businesses that lack the staff IT expertise or time that a technology requires can outsource the need to a qualified IT professional. However, a sea of techies will claim that their know-how is what’s needed; they’ll certainly take your money, but may not get the results expected. Below are two examples of what can be found in the aforementioned article.

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Many businesses choose to outsource IT expertise and support to a professional partner, such as a:

  •     Network consultant, reseller, or systems integrator
  •     Service provider, Internet service provider, or managed services provider

Any of these partners may offer cloud-based services. And many of them can help save the business money.

Interviewing multiple candidates will help. The following are two of the five strategies that Cisco and eMazzanti small business customers have used to find the right IT partner, and results they got.

1. Require High Business Intelligence
Funneling your IT partner options through the business value screen will quickly give you a manageable pool.

Limit candidates to those who understand that their success depends on making your business better—more profitable, for example. Dismiss candidates who immediately try to sell you a specific product or service.

To bring value, a partner must understand your business—including its competition, challenges, and goals. Begin the conversation, then watch for open ears and good questions.

A medical clinic applied this strategy; the partner it selected dramatically reduced its operating expenses (OpEx)—in staff labor and communications costs.

A bakery chose a partner whose interviews with its employees produced a network solution that reduced the bakery’s costs and helped it sell more. The bakery is now gearing up to franchise internationally.

2. Look for Extraordinary Expertise
Changes in IT at some point affect every business (including the business that ignores them).

Look for a partner who does live on the leading edge of technologies in your market. The partner’s expertise can prevent your business from being the digital illiterate that suffers from inefficiency or missing market opportunities.

For an entertainment company, getting surprised by its partner was a good thing. “I never would’ve thought a phone could do this,” said the owner. Its new technology raised revenues, increased productivity, and cut expenses.

Maybe you want a partner with expertise that can help you do business globally. A manufacturer chose a partner that could integrate and expand its international operations. The result: the manufacturer cut its travel costs by $5000 a day, and simultaneously elevated its customer service to a competitive advantage.

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About eMazzanti Technologies

With a company name that sounds more like a purebred, high-performance sports car than a IT support and consulting firm, eMazzanti Technologies is all about delivering powerful solutions in a variety of Outsourced IT services, such as cloud computing, managed printing services, PCI DSS compliance, computer network management, network troubleshooting, business continuity and disaster recovery, green computing, mobile workforce technology, information security, cloud computing, cloud computing services, and business information optimization in the most efficient manner possible. The Hoboken, N.J., firm is located in one of the most densely populated - and competitive - regions in the U.S. It provides business technology consulting services for companies ranging from home offices to multinational corporations in the New York metropolitan area, the United States and throughout the world. eMazzanti Technologies is Microsoft's 2012 Partner of the Year for the third year, WatchGuard's Partner of the Year for three years running and made the Inc. 5000 for the third year in a row. For more information contact: Carl Mazzanti 201-360-4400 or Twitter: @emazzanti , Facebook:

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