Why companies are looking towards managed IT services today?

Posted by ph on September 15th, 2016

Over the past few years, it has become a rising trend where companies are turning to managed IT services to relieving internal IT staff to concentrate on strategic IT products. Nowadays, organizations are more and more looking for managed service providers (MSPs) to managed rudiments of their IT needs as part of a concertedprocedure with the core IT department, as per a new research from IT industry trade association CompTIA.

Managed IT service providers have been around for quite a long time, but their acceptance has been considerably low. As per the research it has been found that only 3-in-10 organizations had any of their IT needed in the hands of a managed IT services provider. But at the same not less than two-thirds of companies surveyed say they have used the services of an external IT firm within the last one year.

Organizations have become very much acquainted with managed IT services and are looking towards them for management of certain IT activities, mostly email hosting, customer relationship management (CRM) applications, storage, data backup and recovery and network monitoring.

In recent years, there has been a considerable rise in the demand of such services that tend to ease up the management of various IT activities at much reasonable cost. From conducting IT security audit to managing day-to-day IT activities, these service providers are making their presence felt in each & every aspect of IT management.

Managed services uplift the IT staff and brings them out of the shades within the organization. In fact, they allow them to focus on a custom app dev project or cloud initiative which is found to something extremely strategic. This is one of the major reasons why companies are turning to MSPs for their IT-related needs and its management.

The research unraveled that enhancing the efficiency and reliability of IT operations was one of the major driving factors for choosinga managed IT services provider for 56 percent of companies with 100 or more employees and 47 percent of companies with fewer than 100 employees. Improved data security and compliance was also a major factor for 38 percent of companies of all sizes. ROI/cost savings was another driving factor for 33 percent of companies with 100 or more employees and 28 percent of companies with fewer than 100 employees.

These figures clearly indicated the growth of MSP in the coming months and there are huge growth prospects of the same.

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