Too Many Cooks in Your Tech Kitchen?

As a 25+ year old company, we recognize that more is not always better.  

In fact, it is often much worse. 

Being the trusted technology advisor for thousands of employees throughout the world comes with a lot of responsibility.  

It is a responsibility that PCA Technology Solutions takes extremely seriously. 

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Have you ever been advised to or considered using more than one IT provider for different services at the same time? 

Have you ever been advised to use a new IT managed service provider (MSP) to do a review of your current provider’s work? 

A great way to take steps backward in your network and data security is to try and have multiple entities leading your technology endeavors. 

Why is this? 

Because there are literally thousands of software solutions and varying approaches for accomplishing similar business results when it comes to technology. If you are being pulled in multiple directions because you have conflicting advisors, you could end up confused, stalled in your decision-making, and often, far more vulnerable than before. 

I want to be clear – having a third party evaluate what you are being provided from a technology provider is not harmful. In fact, in many cases, it is a good move.  

But when is the last time you had another CPA firm evaluate your CPA’s work? Or your attorney’s? Or your banker’s? My guess is probably never.  

And why is that? Typically, because you trust them wholeheartedly, and everyone recognizes that it is a poor practice to utilize.

Then why is technology any different? 

At PCA, we have been known to use the “you don’t want too many cooks in the kitchen” analogy. 

When we take over IT management for a business, we request you work entirely with us. We believe that the relationship you have with your Trusted IT Advisor needs to be held in the same regard as your relationship with your CPA, attorney, and banker. 

Is there any technology-related service that we do not provide?

​Well, yes. PCA does not offer software programming, among a few other tech services. So if there is a client with a business need for a service we do not offer, that client would engage another provider for that portion of their business. However, PCA, your trusted technology partner, would help oversee and engage alongside that provider to ensure you reach your business outcomes. The two entities would interact, but not try to accomplish the same goals. This is like utilizing both a business attorney and a defense attorney who would collaborate, but perform completely different tasks. ​

Vulnerability Assessments

​It is common practice to engage a cybersecurity firm to do penetration testing and vulnerability assessments. However, it is ill-advised to do that without your Technology Partner’s involvement. The partner should take the results and implement the solutions to provide you with a more secure environment. 

Security Snapshot vs. Extended Security Assessment 

There are some providers that believe in a different approach. Given the heightened security risks today, we feel it is a poor practice to have multiple providers doing the same thing with your technology.

Why is that?

By adding another company with access to your data, you have now increased your possible attack vectors. Having a “snapshot” assessment of your overall security or IT posture is one thing, but setting a “recording” for an extended period to gather more data is not a risk worth taking because the #ThreatsAreReal.

When you call PCA Technology Solutions, we guarantee that you are making a solid investment, from the initial design to the end result, with a trusted technology partner.

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We are not interested in upselling unnecessary equipment or bloated hardware. Our approach is to combine quality assurance with an “every dollar matters” mindset through IT management and consulting.

We understand you are operating on a budget and are here to help by offering competitive rates for customized networking solutions. Feel secure that our team of experts cares about you and the needs of your business.

At PCA Technology Solutions, we value your trust and operate with absolute transparency.

Whether you are shopping for a network or working on a large project and need more manpower to enable your team to complete it, we are here to work with you, as your technology partner and team, to reach your end goal.

Contact us today to ask how we can help with your business’ technology needs.