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Finding a Fit: Top 13 Questions to Ask Your IT Team

Whether you're starting the search for an IT firm or looking to strengthen your partnership with your existing IT team, it's important to determine how your needs as an organization align with what a particular provider will deliver.  We've reached the...
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The Best Managed Service Providers (MSPs) in DC, MD, VA (Reviews/Ratings)

After being in business for almost 30 years, we at Optimal aren’t strangers to the IT industry. We’ve seen many Managed Service Providers (MSPs) come and go in the local area, and many of the companies we’ve worked with over the past few decades have...
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How Much Does Outsourced IT Cost for Associations (Trade/Professional)?

Outsourced IT, or managed IT services, means placing some or all of your information systems in the hands of an outside technology consulting firm (or Managed Service Provider). In many cases, associations will outsource when they simply don’t want to...
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How Much Does Outsourced IT Cost for Law Firms?

Outsourced IT, or managed IT services, means placing some or all of your information systems in the hands of an outside technology consulting firm (or Managed Service Provider). In many cases, law firms will opt to outsource when they don’t want to...
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