Chances are, you have likely read more than a few predictions regarding managed IT services and what the future holds. If not, here’s a synopsis of what to expect: AI is taking off, the cloud is growing like crazy, and cybersecurity is still a top priority for businesses of all sizes.
However, do you know what changes and trends going on in the market are ones that are actually worth your time to watch?
Ready to learn more about key insights into the bright future of IT services? Want to know best practices you can utilize immediately to ensure success?
Keep reading – we’ve got it all.
Clients Now Expect More Security Than Ever Before
The top reason that service provides may begin losing business is related to cybersecurity. Clients need a partnership with an MSP that will take all the necessary steps to ensure they are secure from all types of cyberthreats.
Unfortunately, the threat landscape continues to evolve. That means there are always going to be new attacks to study and defend against.
Managed service providers are expected to provide more advanced security measures to counteract these attacks and keep clients safe at all times.
Related: The Biggest IT Security Threat: You
Increased Movement in the Cloud
There’s going to be a massive reduction in the number of on-site servers in the near future. More and more businesses are making the move to the cloud with their data. But as more people make this move, another challenge comes into view: the complexity of the cloud.
This movement provides users with the ability to access information from anywhere, but it also means more accounts require active upkeep. And, with more data spanning from the cloud, security concerns are evolving to match these changing trends.
Related: The Rise of Cloud-based Applications
Therefore, the future of managed IT services likely lies in data management and protection, rather than hardware upkeep.
Bigger Device Sprawl
With the information here in mind, it’s important to remember that all this leads to one thing in the end — the use of more devices both inside and outside of the office. BYOD (bring your own device) is spreading due to the cost savings it offers employers.
That makes the role of the managed service provider increasingly more difficult.
After all, each employee with a private cell phone or tablet is bringing in an unsecured network and hooking it up to the business’ secured network. The challenges related to protecting this environment are unfathomable for most.
Related: 6 Reasons to Switch to a VoIP System
However, modern MSPs are meeting these challenges with new solutions, services and options for clients of all sizes. This includes small businesses with just five employees, up to companies with hundreds or even thousands of workers.
Is Your MSP Ready for the Changes?
If you are partnered with an MSP now, are you sure they are ready for the challenges ahead?
Now is the time to find out.
By evaluating the services provided to you, you can determine if it’s time to change service provider and move to one that embraces the future.
At Visual Edge IT, we’re always open and ready to take on new challenges. No matter what the future holds, we’ll be here to provide secure management for our clients.