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.
Managed services is the practice of outsourcing the responsibility for maintaining, and anticipating need for, a range of processes and functions in order to improve operations and cut expenses. It is an alternative to the break/fix or on-demand outsourcing model where the service provider performs on-demand services and bills the customer only for the work done.
Infosys operates 10 innovation hubs and digital studios on four continents. These allow businesses to explore digital technologies such as IoT, AI, machine learning, wearables, experimental interfaces and more. Infosys has established a broad set of partners that allow organizations to develop intellectual property (IP) and leading-edge technology solutions. Top partners include: Adobe, AWS, EMC, GE, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, NTT, SAP, Salesforce, ServiceNow and VMware.
Deloitte’s Cloud Managed Services division supports hybrid IT, as well as a number of core business services including consulting and risk advisory. It focuses on large enterprises customers that are deploying cloud to gain competitive advantage. The company is particularly well suited to serve businesses that, based on their sector, must navigate a thicket of regulation within their IT landscape. Deloitte’s legacy strength is in enterprise audit services, hence its strength in sensitive compliance areas.
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As with other necessary business functions like utilities, the end user pays for services provided offsite, such as remote monitoring and management, help desk solutions, backup and disaster recovery, and more. Managed IT services thus become essential operating expenses to maintain core functionality, rather than additional expenses applied during exceptional issue resolutions with break/fix models. MSPs enable their end users to run their businesses more smoothly and more efficiently than they would otherwise. Additionally, they offer SaaS-based solutions at a price that can’t be achieved with in-house options.