Top Trends for IT Managed Services
Many organisations do not often have the skills or the available time to manage their IT systems themselves. Technology is changing at a rapid pace and for most businesses to keep up with this, it would cost them a lot of time and money.
A managed service provider for Network and Cloud Services will ensure that day-to-day requirements are overseen. They will also be able to spot problems that are likely to recur and find a solution that meets particular company needs. They will be able to ensure that IT infrastructure is as strong as they can be. What’s more, the provider is ideally placed to keep up to date with the latest technology and industry trends.
Years of experience in the industry means that providers have the highest levels of expertise needed to understand the products and manage the contracts successfully. Managed service providers can also help companies to keep pace with the latest regulations that affect Network and Cloud Services and ensure that they are ready to meet them.
Organisations will need services to monitor remote employees
Many organisations are now implementing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies and allowing their employees to work remotely, a trend that will likely increase in 2017. Managed Service providers (MSP’s) need to be able to help organisations manage the risks associated with BYOD. The rate in which technology is evolving is so rapid that current tech products are now becoming a thing of the past. MSP's will need to create and implement BYOD policies in order to minimise the risks that arise with personal devices.
The Internet of Things will continue to grow
The Internet of Things is a growing market and the demand for devices that provide real time data in order to make more informed decisions is set to grow even further in the coming years. MSP’s will need to be able to offer services that support these devices and can ultimately capitalise on the rapidly growing IoT sector.
Cloud backup will become a priority
The cloud backup services market is growing and MSPs that deliver these services could provide their customers with data protection for years to come. There is more emphasis on businesses to back up their data to remote sites to ensure data can be restored in the event of a disaster on their premises. Managed Service Providers have now begun to use cloud computing platforms such as Microsoft Azure to back up and aid with Disaster Recovery.
There will be greater emphasis on protecting data, applications and infrastructure
High profile breaches have ensured security remains top priority for consumers and businesses alike. With an increasing number of organisations relying on the cloud to support their everyday business operations, greater emphasis will continue to be placed on protecting critical data, applications and infrastructure data regardless of whether they’re in the cloud or on premise. There are 2 key areas that service provides must consider when data protection is concerned. Encryption needs to be
Military-grade 256-bit AES encryption is the only way to go when it comes to ensuring data security. When coupled with strong encryption in transit, it can provide end-to-end protection of the data while it is being stored and transmitted to and from the Data Centre. Cloud Storage provides redundancy that business needs for data protection. For example, when data is stored on the premises there is only one backup of the business files. With cloud storage this ensures that there will always be a copy of the business’ critical data at another location, which makes it faster and easier to restore in the event of a disaster.
Choosing the right company to entrust your ICT infrastructure with can be a daunting task. Care must be taken to ensure that they not only have extensive experience of delivering successful technology projects but know how to apply it for the benefit of your business. Pinacl have been working within the IT industry for over 30 years and our innovation has helped customers succeed by crafting pioneering technology solutions to solve complex business problems.
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