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.
IBM has embraced an array of emerging technologies that help organizations build highly integrated and innovative technology platforms that support next-generation capabilities. It focuses heavily on AI, blockchain, IoT, cloud and advanced analytics, including machine learning. The company has taken a lead position in the development of quantum computing frameworks. Although these systems remain in a beta phase for now, IBM R&D is moving the technology from the lab to commercial viability. IBM remains a leader in IT services. It offers a broad array of platforms and services directly or through an MSP model that incorporates other leading tech vendors.
OSIbeyond was hired by a private social club to provide various IT services that include troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, IT security, relevant training, and others. Within six months, the private social club's security system has been significantly improved, enabling the club to operate remotely. The club hasn't had any data problems, breaches, or any IT security issues since the beginning of the engagement.
Alongside being in business on your own account - either as a sole trader or using a limited company, (or using an umbrella company) there were, until 2007, popular alternative schemes for IT contractors in the form of Managed Service Companies or Composite Companies. This form of company structure placed contractors into groups of shareholders in a corporation owned and run by the service provider, providing contractors with the tax benefits of working through a limited company without the overall responsibility.
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.