IT Managed services are outsourced IT solutions provided by a third party Managed Service Provider (MSP). These services allow companies to offload chosen aspects of their IT infrastructure to an expert external provider who takes on the management and responsibility for a defined set of administrative operations, freeing up in-house time and resources.
Industry standards and regulations are continuously changing. Technologies are ever-evolving, and customer engagement is getting redefined every other day. The changing market trends and industry regulations have a direct impact on businesses’ day-to-day operational demands. Not having the ability to keep pace with technology only restrains the efforts that the company is making to grow. This is where a managed service provider is becoming inevitability for fast-scaling enterprises.
The commoditization of basic managed services has compelled managed services providers to differentiate their offerings. One popular direction is managed security services. Customers increasingly demand IT security assistance from their service providers. Accordingly, services providers are developing managed security services practices or partnering with security vendors to provide cybersecurity services.
At the outset of enterprise computing, information technology services and management was on a break/fix basis, meaning that computer systems were only managed by an expert when they did not work, necessitating a technician to fix it. This technician may also have been the person who built and/or installed the computer system, due to the proliferation of small IT shops that specialized in this small-scale client services at the time.