The first books on the topic of managed services: Service Agreements for SMB Consultants: A Quick-Start Guide to Managed Services and The Guide to a Successful Managed Services Practice were published in 2006 by Palachuk and Simpson, respectively. Since then, the managed services business model has gained ground among enterprise-level companies. As the value-added reseller (VAR) community evolved to a higher level of services, it adapted the managed service model and tailored it to SMB companies.
Another benefit to managed IT services is a greater opportunity for security expertise and successfully enacted security policies. MSPs work with standards such as PCI compliance day in, day out, and should be able to steer your organization within the parameters and regulations it needs to adhere to. For some organizations, especially in finance, healthcare, educations, and other industries, this type of regulatory compliance is mandatory for the IT portion of their business, and requires the expertise and experience that a managed service provider can offer. MSPs can mitigate risk in this way while assuring that the experts in charge of your IT operations are always up to date on the latest information, technologies and processes that will keep your infrastructure working efficiently and successfully into the future.
Properly managing today’s complicated computer and network solutions can prevent substantial downtime and possible catastrophic financial loss. Designing the best solution to access, store, protect and share your data is what TELECO does best. We have certified network engineers and technicians with the experience to provide our customers with an optimal solution.
Choosing the right IT services firm is paramount. Finding the right fit means understanding what a particular company offers, how your firm’s processes fit with the vendor’s model, and ensuring that adequate quality assurance and service level agreements (SLAs) are in order. Quality and performance metrics are crucial for holding a provider accountable and ensuring you’re your organization receives the agreed upon attention and level of service.
Having access to an MSP ensures that your organization will get the dynamic answers you need to solve your most complex IT problems at a moment’s notice. MSPs will also monitor, identify, and diagnose an IT issue before it escalates into a severe problem quickly, thereby reducing IT downtime and other expensive problems. By constantly monitoring your system, MSPs can catch warnings and handle them before a major problem develops, which improves productivity and keeps your network out of hot water.
RSI Security is the nation’s premier cybersecurity and compliance provider dedicated to helping organizations achieve risk-management success. We work with some of the world’s leading companies, institution and governments to ensure the safety of their information and their compliance with applicable regulation. We also are a security and compliance software ISV and stay at the forefront of innovative tools to save assessment time, increase compliance and provide additional safeguard assurance. With a unique blend of software based automation and managed services, RSI Security can assist all sizes of organizations in managing IT governance, risk management and compliance efforts (GRC). RSI Security is an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) and Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).
The responsibility is twofold – safeguard critical business information and comply with all necessary regulations including those governing international financial transactions. These obligations have to be fulfilled at any cost. You can save yourself and your already stretched workforce from this additional burden by delegating the data security and regulatory compliance responsibilities to a trusty outsourcing firm.