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.
IT provision supports every single function of modern business, and it’s vital to get it right in order to avoid costly, complex issues further down the line. That’s why our approach is to partner closely with you and understand your operations. We focus on streamlining, optimizing, and making your IT provision more visible. With remote monitoring, real-time analytics to keep you informed, and an expert strategy, our offer is designed to enhance what you do. Should the worst happen, our Disaster Recovery Service can get you up and running again quickly, ensuring inimal disruption and downtime for your customers.
All businesses operate in a complex landscape of regulation and legal requirements. Staying on top of this and ensuring that you are compliant can be a huge headache. We can support you by ensuring you adhere to government regulations and other requirements. As IT specialists, our knowledge can help you avoid the legal, financial, and reputational risks of failing on compliance.
Founded in 1982, Castle Computer Services provides accounting and financial management software, business intelligence solutions, managed IT & cloud services throughout the UK, across a wide range of industries. Virtualization, CRM, Cybersecurity, DaaS, Data Storage, Dynamics 365 ... VMware, Veeam, Microsoft Gold, Fortinet, Citrix Andrew Cruickshank
Rackspace acquired Datapipe and incorporated it into its operations in November 2017. It has built a framework of professional and managed IT services revolving around several key industries, including: healthcare, pharmaceuticals, finance and media. Rackspace specializes in solutions by industry as well as by the type of business and IT challenge. These fit within domain expertise in e-commerce, database management, business intelligence and other areas. The company has established key partnerships with several key technology companies. These include: Alibaba Cloud, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce and SAP.
Stratosphere Networks develops and implements B2B IT solutions, both on-premise as well as on hosted solutions, while retaining IT infrastructure at all levels. They have a robust and scalable cybersecurity framework that empowers in-house IT to monitor and manage response and remediation to incidents. Their core solutions include SIEM, managed detection and response, SOC services, virtual CSOs, and other managed security services, along with HIPAA and industry regulation compliance
OSIbeyond was hired by a private social club to provide various IT services that include troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, IT security, relevant training, and others. Within six months, the private social club's security system has been significantly improved, enabling the club to operate remotely. The club hasn't had any data problems, breaches, or any IT security issues since the beginning of the engagement.
Morgan explains that help for all SMBs is on the way. "The CyberCall has been a tremendous catalyst for the entire industry. We've already had leaders from the Center for Internet Security, Global Cyber Alliance, and others join our call. They understand that the only way the SMB sector can truly be secured is by way of the MSP. They are focused on bringing the resources, attention, and help that all MSPs and their SMB clients need in these wild times."
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Offloading Tasks: Part of the appeal of an IT services firm or MSP is offloading rote tasks and time-consuming processes. This helps an organization step away from tactical tasks — a.k.a. “keeping the lights on” — to more strategic endeavors. As a result, it’s important to ask vendors how they can help your enterprise become more strategic — and understand how they plan to make this happen.
CWPS did cloud migration for a farmland conservation organization. The client needed a new IT partner, and wanted to move everything to the cloud. CWPS and the client worked together to determine a plan and objectives, and CWPS made them a fully cloud-based company. Since working with the company, the client has been able to work efficiently, and train staff members.
Similar to a data breach, downtime can do more harm to your company’s reputation and trust with the public than you may think. Consider the possible scenario of being hit by a DDoS attack that leaves your network down worldwide at 2 am local time. If you’re operating on a skeleton crew of in-house employees, it may take 24 hours to get your network up and running again whereas an MSP could have you back in action well before the lunch bell rings.
The Right Model: It’s critical that your organization’s business and IT requirements match the vendor’s product offerings and business process model. Consequently, an organization must catalog and map its internal systems and thoroughly understand workflows, business processes, objectives and gaps. A thorough understand of your organizations requirements makes it possible to find an IT services firm or MSP that can simplify and streamline existing processes but also unleash innovation.
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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.