In House—the process where an organization hires its own IT service providers and pays their salary, benefits, and further training, as well as the infrastructure they oversee. This is typically an extremely costly endeavor, and often businesses that try to procure in-house IT lack the capabilities to fully service their system as well as an inability to grow.
Headquartered in Westchester, Ill. and founded in 2010, Middleground Technologies is an IT services provider that works with mid market and enterprise companies in the health care, legal, manufacturing, business services, and financial service industries. Their team of 15 provide IT management, cloud consulting, and cybersecurity services to clientele.

Our comprehensive managed services are a fixed-rate IT support program—including 24/7 monitoring, preventative maintenance, and proactive IT solutions—that ensures consistent up-time for your business. Why spend the time and money on an entire IT staff? Our managed services plans are both affordable and reliable and will provide you with all the solutions you need to run an effective and efficient IT environment.

To do great business, you need even better infrastructure. That thinking is at the heart of the ExterNetworks model for managed IT services. With a strong track record of supporting businesses to reach their goals, we can empower your organization to succeed by providing added value, allowing you to focus on the areas that you really need to. Tech solutions can be complicated and time-consuming to understand. Here at ExterNetworks, we can make it simple, offering tailored packages of support. This approach allows your business to become insight-driven, using data to make informed decisions and maximize profits. 
MSPs allow you to forget about your IT worries so that you can place your focus back on your primary business. This allows your employees to have more time to look at other large and demanding projects that have been neglected, but now are able to be completed. Once your in-house team sees how well your MSP supports your organization’s growth initiatives, they will likely get a residual boost in morale because they believe that the MSP is there to make their life easier. 
Ciklum is a software engineering and solutions company headquartered in Kyiv, Ukraine, with offices in the UK, Denmark, Spain, Belarus, and the U.S., and more. With about 3,000 employees, Ciklum not only specializes in software engineering but also provides e-commerce and mobile app development, application testing, IT strategy consulting, and staff augmentation. Their clients range from large multinational companies to fast-growing startups working toward an IPO.
Accenture's offering includes systems for integrating data, developing IoT frameworks, integrating AI and other emerging technologies, and more. The company has developed a comprehensive innovation architecture along with extensive partnerships. Its offerings are grouped into five categories: Strategy, Consulting, Digital, Technology and Operations.
Exigent Technologies was initially hired by a law firm as a security consultant, before moving on to also take on IT managed services. Exigent Technologies takes care of hardware and software renewals, handles firewalls and antivirus tools, and manages desktop rollouts, even as it also vetted a document management system and implemented a remote access system. As a result, the client has been able to stay ahead of hackers and phishing scams seeking to grab the client's privileged information.
You provided clear explanation as to what managed services are exactly, and why a company would need to utilize them. Digital Maelstrom is an example of an MSP that serves as the third-party for businesses to utilize in order to manage their technology duties. Many of our clients are small to medium-sized as stated in the article. Thanks for posting!
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. 
MSPs are quick to iron out a cyber response plan to identify and mitigate all threats quickly which helps to stymie the attack and salvage your data. The MSP’s plan will also include notifying the appropriate authorities in the event of a data breach. Lastly, MSPs can also assist you in training your employees to prevent a security lapse of great proportions.
As with other necessary business functions like utilities, the end user pays for services provided offsite, such as remote monitoring and management, help desk solutions, backup and disaster recovery, and more. Managed IT services thus become essential operating expenses to maintain core functionality, rather than additional expenses applied during exceptional issue resolutions with break/fix models. MSPs enable their end users to run their businesses more smoothly and more efficiently than they would otherwise. Additionally, they offer SaaS-based solutions at a price that can’t be achieved with in-house options.
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