Managed Services

FEATURED ARTICLES

  • 6 Tips For Building Vertical Market Expertise
    6 Tips For Building Vertical Market Expertise

    With competition increasing and pricing pressures cutting into margins, many of you have opted to target vertical markets and applications in order to differentiate yourselves and tap into more lucrative lines of business.

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MSP WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • RMM Made MSPeasy
    RMM Made MSPeasy

    As a managed service provider, being able to proactively address issues as they emerge, rather than after they happen, is essential to deliver exceptional service. Investing in remote monitoring and management (RMM) software is the best way to address this need. In this eBook, industry leading MSPs are offering up their best advice for fellow IT pros who are evaluating RMM software.

  • The Ultimate IT PSA Buyer's Guide
    The Ultimate IT PSA Buyer's Guide

    What every IT pro needs to know before buying a business management platform. This IT PSA Buyer's Guide helps you identify the key features that your IT Professional Services Automation (PSA) solution needs to have, including enhanced automation, the ability to unify your essential business processes to help your business grow.

  • A Layman’s Guide To AI, Machine Learning And Its Importance To Endpoint Security
    A Layman’s Guide To AI, Machine Learning And Its Importance To Endpoint Security

    Beginning around 2007, traditional endpoint security was becoming ineffective. Stopping infections was based around finding a user with an infection (patient zero), creating a detection signature (inoculation) and then updating every device to stop any further infections (eradication). The ineffectiveness was a direct result of the volume, variety, and velocity of infections. These factors completely overwhelmed the ‘patient zero’ approach. There were simply too many patients and not enough inoculations.

  • Security Services Fueling Growth For MSPs
    Security Services Fueling Growth For MSPs

    As the threat landscape continues to grow, regulatory requirements multiply, and CEOs and executive boards become more aware of the business impact of security incidents, most organizations are feeling an urgency to strengthen their cybersecurity efforts. This increased awareness is especially visible in small and midsized businesses (SMBs) that have traditionally underestimated the impact of cybersecurity threats to their organizations. Even so, SMBs are still failing to fully recognize and appreciate the risks, threats and vulnerabilities that are targeting their organizations.

  • Securing Users And Devices Across All Stages Of A Malware Attack
    Securing Users And Devices Across All Stages Of A Malware Attack

    Educating users is an undeniably effective way to protect them from phishing and other malware, but it takes much more than that to stop attacks. There are many risks to networks that user education can’t reduce—from malicious sites mistakenly categorized as benign to watering-hole attacks that infect trusted sites. To combat these challenges, businesses need well-designed antimalware that protects across a variety of attack vectors and infection stages. That’s where multi-vector protection comes in.

  • Diversify Your Business With Managed Cloud Backup
    Diversify Your Business With Managed Cloud Backup

    As cloud storage becomes more affordable, organizations of all sizes are exploring new ways to meet their increased storage demands and streamline operations. This steady decline in cost and improvements in security have made cloud storage a viable alternative to traditional on-premises storage options.

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MSP PRODUCTS

  • SolarWinds MSP NetPath
    SolarWinds MSP NetPath

    At its most fundamental level, networking is about delivering services to users consistently and reliably. Whether your applications are hosted internally or in the cloud, understanding the critical network paths that deliver these services is paramount to ensuring your users will have the services they need.

  • Small Business Services (SBS)
    Small Business Services (SBS)

    NetEnrich Small Business Services SBS are designed to provide solution providers with a comprehensive suite of remote infrastructure and desktop managed services for their small business clients.

  • LabTech Ignite ®
    LabTech Ignite ®

    Implementing new remote monitoring and management (RMM) software can take a significant amount of time and usually has a substantial learning curve. In response to partner feedback concerning these issues, LabTech has developed LabTech Ignite which provides faster implementation and a reduced learning curve.

  • StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® Virtual™
    StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® Virtual™ ShadowProtect Virtual is the tool you need to manage today's hybrid computing environments.
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ABOUT MANAGED SERVICES

Managed services are outsourced services for which the management and responsibilities are handled by a service provider. Some common managed services include professional services automation (PSA), remote monitoring and management, mobile device management, business applications, postage, transportation, database management, information services, communication services, and many more. Nearly any piece of software or business application available today can be offered as software as a service (SaaS).

A managed service provider (MSP) is an individual or organization that handles the management and upkeep of a provided service and is responsible for delivering and maintaining the service. Managed services often operate on a near-fixed or flat monthly payment model, sometimes with an initial up-front cost for setup which creates a consistent revenue stream for managed service providers. MSPs may often use a Vendor Management System (VMS) to provide both parties with detailed analytics and data about the services being provided. In addition to the VMS, the deployment and control of customers' managed services is often done with specialized software known as Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) software. The MSP business model has become more common due its success and the consistent revenue stream that it provides. Some value-added resellers (VAR) also offer products and services with a similar recurring-payment model.

Many government agencies use managed services and many fortune 500 companies take advantage of them as well. Managed services can replace the traditional off-the-shelf resale method, but switching poses many challenges including a more complex billing process and a new sales process which is more service based.