Frequently asked questions
It support and managed services questions you want to know for your business decisions.
Global computer systems can take care of your remote staff and host your infrastructure
About the Company
Does Global understand IT security and compliances?
Yes, many of our clients are required to meet certain compliances, such as HIPPA, NYDFS 500 and the Shield Act. Everything we design we always keep security in mind.
Is this a public, private or family-owned business?
How long has the company been in business?
Why should I buy from you and not from your competitor?
One word, availability. When you call Global, you are speaking to a tech and working to resolve your problem. We pride ourselves on being available to you at all times.
Managed Services Agreement
What’s included in a managed services agreement?
We include anything and everything; it's all customizable. Most agreements include:
- 24x7 Helpdesk
Are there any co-management options?
What lies outside of my service contract that you won't work on or cover?
Usually new equipment, new software/hardware, new installs, and wiring aren’t covered. However, they can be added to any customized agreement.
We also customize the agreement to fit within a budget for the year so we will pull from the budget fund.
How will you ensure that we are a part of our IT experience?
We will work with you to help grow and secure your infrastructure to its highest potential while keeping you informed and educated on the newest trends and security flaws to date.
Can I add additional security layers on top of the managed services?
Yes, we have partnerships with top security companies with many different offerings on the latest securities and protection.
What does your discovery process like?
Will you work with my other vendors (camera’s, Internet service, quickbooks, health aids, etc)?
We will work with all of your vendors to help resolve any problems you may be experiencing and make sure anything they want to install on your network works seamlessly within your business.
How often is the contract renewed?
We also offer 1 year agreements, month-to-month and blocks of hours.
Are you willing to work within our budget?
Yes, we will give you a wide variety of solutions to meet your budget.
Do you charge for onsite visits on a managed service agreement?
What are your data ownership terms?
We can offer you a data ownership policy based on security breaches that could happen on your network. This would be a separate agreement that is not on the standard managed services agreement and must be requested ahead of time before any agreement is signed off on.
Is there a cause for termination clause in your service agreements?
Yes. We offer a standard clause but can work with you if you have certain requirements.
What's an SLA and why would I want it?
A Service Level Agreement (SLA) is a commitment between the client and service provider.
This guarantees your issues are addressed and resolved in a timely manner. SLA’s can be customized from 1 hour to under 8 hours.
What happens when/if my infrastructure goes down?
How often do you update or perform maintenance on the infrastructure? Will it result in downtime?
Infrastructure updates are typically checked weekly. There is a resulting downtime involved but we always make it a point to schedule this downtime during off-peak hours and will work with you on a schedule.
Can you tell me more about your helpdesk? Where are they located, what is coverage like?
Will you recommend hardware and software needed for my business?
We will work with you to help upgrade and maintain software and hardware to maximize your business output.