Adopting managed services is intended to be an efficient way to stay up-to-date on technology, have access to skills and address issues related to cost, quality of service and risk. As the IT infrastructure components of many SMB and large corporations are migrating to the cloud, with MSPs (managed services providers) increasingly facing the challenge of cloud computing, a number of MSPs are providing in-house cloud services or acting as brokers with cloud services providers. A recent survey claims that a lack of knowledge and expertise in cloud computing rather than offerors' reluctance, appears to be the main obstacle to this transition. For example, in transportation, many companies face a significant increase of fuel and carrier costs, driver shortages, customer service requests and global supply chain complexities. Managing day-to-day transportation processes and reducing related costs come as significant burdens that require the expertise of Transportation Managed Services (or managed transportation services) providers.
MSPs are quick to iron out a cyber response plan to identify and mitigate all threats quickly which helps to stymie the attack and salvage your data. The MSP’s plan will also include notifying the appropriate authorities in the event of a data breach. Lastly, MSPs can also assist you in training your employees to prevent a security lapse of great proportions.
Chris Loehr — executive vice president of Solis Security, an incident response firm — has personally dealt with many of these MSP breaches. Speaking of GandCrab, Loehr says, "They certainly hit some MSPs in 2018, but the ransoms were relatively small: $10,000 to $25,000. In 2019, MSPs became more of a target, with increasing ransom demands and the threat actors leveraging MSP tools with greater efficiency to affect clients. GandCrab never required the MSP to pay up. It wasn't until GandCrab evolved into Sodinokibi in mid-2019 threat actors began to say: 'We ONLY want the MSP to pay. You can pay for ALL the customers or you get NOTHING at all.'"
If your company operates in the private sector, you know that how your data is stored and accessed is under great scrutiny at all times from various regulatory bodies. Regulations such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, or EI3PA govern how companies use data, complete financial reports, and more. Staying compliant with these regulations can be very costly to your business.
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Your business absolutely, 100%, needs data backup. Period. Even if the data is hosted on Google or Outlook servers, 1 ransomware could hinder or even end your business. With PC-Protechs Business Managed IT Services, we back up all your unique files and test backups for validity. This reduces and eliminates any catastrophic failure's effect on your business.
CWPS did cloud migration for a farmland conservation organization. The client needed a new IT partner, and wanted to move everything to the cloud. CWPS and the client worked together to determine a plan and objectives, and CWPS made them a fully cloud-based company. Since working with the company, the client has been able to work efficiently, and train staff members.
MSPs allow you to forget about your IT worries so that you can place your focus back on your primary business. This allows your employees to have more time to look at other large and demanding projects that have been neglected, but now are able to be completed. Once your in-house team sees how well your MSP supports your organization’s growth initiatives, they will likely get a residual boost in morale because they believe that the MSP is there to make their life easier.
However, managed IT services do not necessarily make the enterprise IT professional obsolete; for the end user, an IT professional can act as an endpoint liaison that manages the relationship, provides feedback and analyzes the reports provided by the MSP. Because the majority of routine work is being completed by the MSP, the IT professional is capable of greater efficiency and has the flexibility to tackle larger, more complex projects they would otherwise not have the time or capacity to take on.