Understanding Your SLA
It is important to understand what is included in your SLA and ask questions when making decisions about what you will be getting when you sign a contract. At M Global, we help you navigate all the details so that you can get exactly what you need in your IT hardware maintenance service level agreement.
M Global Services Plans & Options
|Help Desk Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm||✓||✓||✓|
|Help Desk 24/7||✓||✓|
|Guaranteed Business Hours Response||✓||✓||✓|
|Guaranteed 4 Hour Response||✓||✓||✓|
|Service Ticket Opened Within Minutes||✓||✓||✓|
|Remote and On-Site Diagnosis||✓||✓||✓|
|Parts Replacement Scheduled After Diagnosis||✓||✓||✓|
|Parts Delivery Next Business Day||✓||✓||✓|
|Local or On-Site Stocking of Commonly Failed Parts||✓||✓|
|Local or On-Site Enhanced Parts Stocking||✓|
|On-Site Support Next Business Day||✓||✓||✓|
|On-Site Support Same Day||✓||✓|
|Re-Routing of Auto Generated Alerts||✓||✓||✓|
|Defective Media Retention (DMR)||✓||✓||✓|
What’s the deal with the “4” in the 7x24x4 SLA?
It’s pretty standard for the 7x24x4 SLA to mean 7 days a week and 24 hours a day, but that elusive “4” can have many interpretations and too often is not clearly defined. In our maintenance SLAs, the “4” means a 4 hour guaranteed response though we typically open a ticket within minutes. At M Global, we can customize that “4” based on your needs and budget and it can also mean:
- 4 Hour On-Site After Diagnosis
- 4 Hour On-Site After We Open a Ticket
- 4 Hour Call to Repair
It is important to consider your parts stocking strategy when deciding what sort of maintenance SLA you may need. If you don’t have parts stocked on-site or locally, it won’t matter how quickly a technician can get to your site—they won’t be able to fix the problem. We work with our clients to develop a strategy that includes all the facets of an SLA when building a contract for them.
Just like other parts of an M Global contract, your parts stocking strategy can be customized to fit your needs and budget. And because parts stocking is such a critical component in every IT hardware support and maintenance SLA, we set ourselves apart by clearly defining the specific parts that we will inventory. This way you will know exactly what to expect and you can provide feedback on additional parts you may want to have stocked. We also offer a dedicated stocking inventory which means we do not share parts inventories between clients or other contracts.
M Global T&M Services
What happens when something breaks, such as a critical server or storage array component, and your equipment isn’t currently covered by an M Global service contract? Don’t worry—we can still help. With our hourly technical consulting services, we can get you up and running again.
You can get access to expert engineers trained across many IT hardware manufacturers, including Dell, IBM, HPE, Cisco, Oracle, Juniper, Brocade and more. Every customer matters to us and our commitment to customer service shows in all the work we do.