Managed IT services
IT service transition support
Changing your managed IT service provider can be daunting. Whether you are moving from an in-house team, replacing another outsource provider, or supplementing your team with co-sourcing, there’s a host of knowledge and information that needs to be shared.
Change can also be the best decision for your business. With the right approach, change delivers improved service quality, better value, cyber security protection and increased workplace productivity.
Our approach is to spend time with your business getting to know your IT environment. This doesn’t just mean running scans on your network. We take the time to speak to key staff and stakeholders in various business functions to give you the best advice on that all-important next step, unleashing the true potential of your IT.
Optimising IT was named the Best Small Enterprise Managed Service Provider at the IT Service & Support Awards 2020. You can trust us to provide you with your IT Service Transition Support needs.
About our IT service transition support
For us, IT is personal. Site visits allow us to gather the valuable information we need to give you the best possible advice. We take care to find out about your:
- Physical site layout, and how your people use IT
- Meet the team
- Security, Wi-Fi and Network configuration
- Commonly used software
- Areas for tactical and strategic improvement plus quick-wins
Following a structured transition plan, we ensure that all information is gathered and documented, and that feedback is provided and actioned before the service goes live.
We know the importance of a smooth transition. We go one step further and help you to communicate with your staff, by producing a professional “welcome pack” with a combination of digital messaging and physical “Go Live” promotional collateral to communicate the launch and enhancement of your new service.
At Optimising IT, we take care of every detail to deliver a seamless transition for your organisation.
Frequently asked questions
FAQ: IT service transition support
Changing IT providers or outsourcing some or all of your IT support provision for the first time can be daunting. Our team will work with you to conduct an initial discovery of your IT environment, talk to users and key business stakeholders and build a comprehensive picture prior to transition.
Speaking with your team, building initial relationships and answering questions and concerns before service go-live help reduce the stresses of such a fundamental change. After all, your IT environment underpins your business, so it needs to work no matter who is looking after it.
The end-to-end approach to service transition for your business will vary based on what your IT environment consists of and how many locations you have, but our standard IT transition approach includes:
- Initial IT discovery, including site visits where appropriate
- Discovery playback
- Transition plan formation and delivery, including changing all admin passwords for your environment
- Service go-live
- Increased service review frequency in the first month.
After the first month, we’ll present an IT roadmap based on the following elements:
- Your business priorities and goals
- Information from the initial discovery
- Direct user feedback
- Security improvements
- Modernisation and improved user experience (where appropriate).