The first books on the topic of managed services: Service Agreements for SMB Consultants: A Quick-Start Guide to Managed Services[18] and The Guide to a Successful Managed Services Practice[19] 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.
Miles Technologies is an IT and software firm founded in 1997 and headquartered in Moorestown, N.J. With an additional office in Philadelphia, they operate with a team of over 300 employees to provide various services, including custom software development, mobile app development, and cloud consulting and SI. Their clientele consists of small, midmarket, and enterprise companies within the business, financial, or health care industries. 
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.
SugarShot provided IT consulting and help desk services for a non-profit. The client felt they did not need an in-house person doing IT, but they needed a help desk they could call when they needed assistance. SugarShot is a help desk for the client; they manage servers and services, provide troubleshooting services, and they serve a variety of other functions. The client has been satisfied with the company’s work, and they feel that the company has helped move their cybersecurity forward.
FRONTEO is a technology and services company specialized in big data, AI, and information governance. FRONTEO is driven by a service-oriented culture that continues to aim higher and brighter to develop state-of-the-art technology and the best services on the market, creating immense value for its customers, employees, consumers, and shareholders. Their focus, defined by their name, is to look to the future and to innovate on how their AI technology can be further applied to legal and other vertical business
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Provides innovative business and technology consulting services to bring forth emerging technology to customers and help them stay ahead of the competition. The organization is powered by a team of industry experts, innovators, designers, engineers, and web developers who work together to help clients improve their productivity in operations. The humble beginnings of Envision Technology Advisors focused on delivering technology advisory services to local customers, including Y2K planning for a range of businesses in and around Rhode Island

The evolution of MSP started in the 1990s with the emergence of application service providers (ASPs) who helped pave the way for remote support for IT infrastructure. From the initial focus of remote monitoring and management of servers and networks, the scope of an MSP's services expanded to include mobile device management, managed security, remote firewall administration and security-as-a-service, and managed print services. Around 2005, Karl W. Palachuk, Amy Luby (Founder of Managed Service Provider Services Network acquired by High Street Technology Ventures), and Erick Simpson (Managed Services Provider University) were the first advocates and the pioneers of the managed services business model.[16][17]


Managed IT services allow businesses to delegate their IT operations to an expert third-party organization that specializes in handling these responsibilities. These third-party organizations, known as Managed Service Providers (MSPs), are responsible for the entirety or portions of a business’ IT systems, as agreed upon in a Service Level Agreement (SLA). IT equipment is typically procured by the client, and depending on the SLA, Managed Service Providers may provide round-the-clock monitoring, issue resolution and reporting, and more.
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