With the advent of cloud computing, managed IT services have also evolved to include cloud services. Service providers, for example, may focus on infrastructure as a service (IaaS), providing managed public cloud services in conjunction with cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google and Microsoft. Service providers may also market managed platform as a service (PaaS) offerings or partner with software as a service (SaaS) vendors such as Salesforce in the CRM space and ServiceNow in the service management market.
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.
Remote IT service providers can save you on IT costs such as licensing, training, as well as emergency repairs, which all add up in the short and long term. In essence, when you hire an MSP, you know that they have already made the investments in IT infrastructure, meaning that they assume all of the risks, so you don’t have to. This allows your in-house IT team costs to be more predictable.
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.
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.