As small and midsize businesses get larger, one of the main issues they have to address is building and managing an increasingly complex IT environment. For these businesses, working with an IT service provider can remove the pressure of managing IT for themselves. However, deciding to work with an IT service provider is only one part of the equation. The business must then decide which kind of service provider they wish to work with, and this can often be a confusing decision to make.
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Are your systems constantly going down for unplanned outages due to someone implementing a ‘fix’ for another workload? Your organization was unaware of the change and its potential impact on other areas of the business. Perhaps there is an opportunity to look at implementing an Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) plan.
The popularity of managed service providers as an alternative or supplement to traditional in-house IT teams had grown significantly in recent years. In a recent report from the research firm CompTIA, two-thirds of organizations surveyed said that they had used the IT services of an external provider at some point within the last year. You could say that using a 3rd party to augment your IT is essentially managed services but there is much more to it than just that.