Managed Services Providers Help Firms Handle IT Complexity
The advent of the internet has transformed the world of business from a relatively static environment to one characterized by constant change. Transformations in how workflow is conducted and how employees interact and communicate with one another used to take years; now the flow of business can be radically reconfigured in a matter of months. As the pace of change continues to accelerate, businesses need IT solutions that can keep up. Unfortunately, devoting more and more resources to an in-house IT department can be counter-productive in terms of its impact on the overall operations of the business. A better solution is to shift to a managed services model.
In a managed services model, an IT company takes over major functions that used to be the purview of the IT department. Because a managed services provider is in the business of helping other businesses manage their IT more effectively, it is positioned ideally to keep up with the hectic pace of change.
The rate of change can be seen quite dramatically in the projection that by 2020, more than 50 billion different devices will be connected to the online world. That equals about six devices for every person on the planet, but of course, in some developing nations the rate will be much lower. In consequence, nations characterized by modern technology will have more than six devices per person, on average. This leap in complexity will occur in workplaces, making IT more challenging to handle without expert assistance. A managed services model is an ideal way to acquire that assistance.