Strong in-house expertise and partnerships allow NTT Data to deliver an array of highly flexible business arrangements that address consulting, managed services, outsourcing, and cloud frameworks. Big data and analytics are areas of particular expertise. The firm uses an approach called NTT DATA Technology Foresight to help businesses map out a digital strategy and unleash innovation.
The company integrates its Mode 1-2-3 methodology with a broad array of products and services. The goal is to build a framework for digital growth. As organizations move into Mode 2 and Mode 3, they’re equipped to benefit from more advanced capabilities, including cloud native services, IoT, robotics, deep learning, cognitive computing and neural networks. HCL’s approach span several domains, including IT operations, application delivery, business processes, security and Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS).
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The firm has a scientific community that assembles 150 top researchers, engineers and others within the firm to provide a cross-functional approach to digital innovation and disruption. Atos is among only a few IT services providers that operate a quantum computing advisory group. It specializes in developing quantum machine learning algorithms and producing next generation architectures and quantum safe cryptography. It operates a complete programming and simulation environment for software development, education and training. The firm boasts an impressive array of partners, including Google Cloud, Dell EMC, VMware, Microsoft, RSA, SAP, Cisco, AWS, Oracle, Citrix, Salesforce, IBM, F5, Juniper Networks and HP.
Thank you for shining a light on this systemic vulnerability. I don't think organizations realize that, in many ways, they inherit the security of their service providers. As another commenter noted, the RMM is overdue for radical reinvention. Security-minded MSPs may need to think about delegated access to customer environments, privileged access workstations, or other methods for remotely administering customer environments without that big fat one-to-many target that RMM represents. I think the MSP tooling ecosystem is general is problematic - MSPs design for scale and efficiency (making them an economical option for customers as opposed to hiring internally), but do I really want my password manager integrated into my RMM? Maybe not... There's a lot of market share out there waiting for MSPs that can develop real cybersecurity maturity.
The first books on the topic of managed services: Service Agreements for SMB Consultants: A Quick-Start Guide to Managed Services and The Guide to a Successful Managed Services Practice were published in 2006 by Palachuk and Simpson, respectively. Since then, the managed services business model has gained ground among enterprise-level companies. As the value-added reseller (VAR) community evolved to a higher level of services, it adapted the managed service model and tailored it to SMB companies.
However, as time progressed computer manufacturing grew to large scale, leaving the small IT dealer to focus less on manufacturing and more on break/fix. This system was time consuming, labor intensive, costly and reactive. It did not allow the technician room to grow their business or take on new clients without massive investments in labor and infrastructure.