There are a few things to focus on when selecting a contractor to upgrade your network infrastructure. The top four are location, quality of work, and price. Unfortunately, the last three may be difficult to determine based upon a simple Google search. However, it may be a good place to start.
If you are a small to medium sized business, you probably want someone reasonably close by in your region in case you have service calls down the line. Larger businesses and government entities may hire nonlocal contractors who subcontract the job out to telecommunications companies that are closer to the place of performance.
Secondly, quality is obviously crucial. You can look a company’s website for completed projects or client lists, but it may be worthwhile to reach out and ask for references or a capability statement. Ask yourself: what sort of clientele does the company have? Have they serviced a business like mine? Is that business satisfied with their performance? This will give you more of an idea of what working with this company will be like. Additionally, try to find out what their follow up is like – will they be available to you as needed? Do they have a warranty on their products? If you are satisfied it is time to move on to price.
Ask for a quote. Compare it to the quotes of some other telecommunications businesses. Now comes the difficult part. It is time to weigh all three factors and make a judgment call on which firm to go with. Be sure to keep location, quality of work, and price in mind.