Managed services let you offload the burden of specific information technology operations to a service provider, known in tech parlance as a Managed Services Provider (MSP). The MSP assumes ongoing responsibility for daily housekeeping, managing and/or problem solving for IT systems and functions within scope on your behalf. MSPs can offer services such as alerts, security advisory, patch management, data backup and recovery for different technology assets: notebooks, workstations, servers, storage systems, networks and software applications. Offloading routine infrastructure management to an experienced managed service technical experts lets you concentrate on running your business or other core IT functionality, with fewer interruptions due to IT issues from non-core underlying systems. Managed services are usually priced on a subscription or consumption basis. Depending on consumed services and number of devices, different packages priced at different levels. Some MSPs also offer onsite fulfilment when required. At the upper end of the spectrum, an MSP offer fully managed services that cover everything from alerts through problem resolution.
Corporates are turning increasingly to services provided by Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to manage elements of their technology and service needs as part of a collaborative arrangement with the internal Information Technology department, according to new market researches.
Technology Managed Services are becoming more recognizable for large and medium modern companies; and they are turning to that option for management of certain technology functionalities, particularly business applications, storage, backup and recovery and data networking. Surveys shows while one-time projects accounts for some of consumed services, a significant portion is for the ongoing management of one or more functionality by an MSP.