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Why Cloud Computing?

These days, everything is in the cloud or happening in the cloud. Simply google cloud computing and your search results will be endless. So, what’s up with all the hype? Does the cloud really call for all this attention and are you missing out? Yes, yes you are.

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Questions to Ask Before Committing to an IT Managed Service Provider

You’ve already taken a step in the right direction—you’ve admitted that you need help managing your infrastructure and technology budget. The next step is to weed through the myriad of managed service providers and find the perfect fit for your organization—but, that’s easier said than done if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for.


Apply the same tactics to finding the right MSP partner as you would when dating. Reflect on the challenges you’ve experienced, consider what’s worked and define your deal-breakers. Put all that on the table upfront and make sure they can answer the following questions before you seal the deal.


How proactive is your service?


How do you deliver and charge for your solutions?


Is there a usage-based service option?


Is co-management an option?


Can you provide 3-5 references of organizations that are similar to ours?


How do you approach data backup and business continuity?


Do you offer virtual CIO and CISO services?


A reliable technology services provider will be prepared to answer these and more questions without hesitation. Be wary of providers that distract you with deceptively low monthly fees. An MSP should save you money. However, if their pricing sounds too good to be true—and they can’t provide proof that they can address your concerns—it’s likely you’ll end up shelling out more cash for service upgrades. A reputable MSP provides a hassle-free, comprehensive service plan, often with a trial period that allows you to back out if you're not happy with their service. Contact us to see if we’re a good match.

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Do you need a managed services reality check?

There are many advantages of managed services that often get overlooked due to managed services misconceptions. But don’t be fooled, partnering with a managed service provider (MSP) can help your team be more productive and efficient. Here’s a quick run-down of the top three myths around managed services and the truth behind how an MSP can help you be successful.

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Cal Net Technology Group Named to CRN’s Elite 150 of the MSP500 List

Chatsworth, CA (February 28, 2017) – Cal Net Technology Group, Southern California’s premier IT services provider, is excited to announce that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Cal Net Technology Group to the Elite 150 of their 2017 Managed Service Provider 500 list.


The MSP500 list is divided into three categories: MSP Pioneer 250, MSP Elite 150 and Managed Security 100. Cal Net Technology Group was named to the MSP Elite 150, which recognizes large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on-premise and off-premise services.


In today’s fast-paced business environments, MSPs play an important role in helping companies leverage new technologies without straining their budgets or losing focus on their core business. CRN’s MSP 500 list shines a light on the most forward thinking and innovative of these key organizations. Cal Net is one of these forward thinking, innovative companies who focuses on delivering value to the customer by helping them navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, finding ways to improve operational efficiencies and maximize return on IT investments.


“Managed service providers play an increasingly important role in the day-to-day operations of businesses across North America,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “MSPs help organizations streamline their spending, effectively allocate limited resources, and benefit from advanced expertise in the latest technologies. We congratulate the service providers on CRN’s 2017 MSP500 list, who have continually succeeded in meeting their customers’ changing needs and help them get the most out of their IT investments.”


“We have made some tremendous strides in the past year,” said James Hwang, CEO of Cal Net Technology Group. “2016 was a transformational year for the team at Cal Net. We focused on delivering services that enhance our customer’s experience. This singular focus has helped Cal Net continue its leadership position in servicing the small and medium-sized businesses as it relates to managed IT services.  Our 21 years of continued success is a testament to our team’s tremendous execution and commitment to our mission: to deliver technology solutions that empower our clients to reach their maximum potential. We are excited to have been recognized by CRN and to have been named to the Elite 150 of their MSP 500 list.”


Read the full MSP500 list in the February 2017 issue of CRN or online.


About Cal Net Technology Group


Cal Net Technology Group is the premier provider of outsourced IT, cloud, security services and unified communications, servicing small to medium-sized businesses in the Southern California market. Cal Net’s team experts consists of the best and most talented engineers in the area that are well trained on the latest technologies, follow industry-standardized processes in delivering support, and excel in handling the complexities of any IT environment. Cal Net is a four-time Microsoft Regional Partner of the Year, has earned IT Service Partner of the Year from the Los Angeles Business Journal and Dell Security Partner of the Year in 2015. Cal Net is one of the top 50 Managed Services Provider in North America on the MSPMentor 501 List, is a CRN MSP Elite and Fast-Growth 150 list member for three years running and is an eight-time Inc. 5000 honoree.