February 14, 2024 | 5 min. read

6 Questions To Ask a Managed IT Provider

A managed IT provider can do a lot more than just provide IT services and support. Many providers have the capacity to serve as key strategic business partners, but unless you ask six key questions,...

Clay Ostlund

Clay Ostlund

Clay Ostlund has worked his way through the ranks at Marco from a Senior Systems Engineer to Chief Technology Officer. Now responsible for choosing the technologies Marco brings to market, Clay takes pride in inspiring positive change within the workplace. From implementing automation to improving work processes to ensuring a positive client experience, Clay is taking technology further … and taking our clients’ businesses further.  While Products is one of his teams, he also works with Internal Systems (IS), Data Center, Development (onshore/offshore), Business Intelligence, and Business Analysts. His achievements at Marco include managing and growing our Cisco and Microsoft divisions. He also earned his CCIE from Cisco – or as Clay calls it, his master’s in “geek speak.” This expert certification requires an immense amount of work and is accepted worldwide as the most prestigious networking certification in the industry.
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