Managed IT services gaining in popularity
08 Jul 14
Businesses could have gotten away with managing their IT services on their own in the past, but with recent security scares and the introduction of cloud computing, it has become much safer and cheaper to work with a provider.
This idea has been highlighted in a recent US study by the American Digital Corporation. In its '2014 State of SAP Report', the technology firm revealed that 61 per cent of IT leaders plan to invest in outsourced managed services by 2016.
Just 39 per cent of IT businesses will depend on in-house resources for support, with that figure expected to decrease in coming years.
Buoyed by the benefits of IT outsourcing, Vice President of Professional Services at American Digital Bill Loupakos explained that a tailored approach is appropriate to many businesses because they can still keep some control if they wish.
"Today we see companies comfortable with outsourcing application support, but many are still holding on to the infrastructure in-house," he said.
"Providers have evolved to meet these growing market demands, so companies can maximise cost savings and efficiencies and focus their intellectual capital on their business processes and compliance."
It was interesting to note that application and database support were the most outsourced by companies with 68 per cent of IT leaders outsourcing their cloud and data storage. This highlights the growing trust between businesses and IT consulting services who specialise in working to meet the specific requirements of their client.
Australian businesses interested in adopting a managed IT service can contact Mercury IT for more information.
For companies to stay competitive in the market, is it important their infrastructure is up-to-date and that data and information is protected. Working alongside a professional provider will ensure your network consistently meets the required standard.
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