This is a great primer on MSPs, and your insight on the MSPs struggle to stay relevant in a world where the adoption of X-as-a-Service is mainstream. End customers are led to a false sense of security, often believing the protection of data and configurations are minded by the XaaS provider. That's where we see the greatest potential for MSPs to grow into - efficiently servicing the Services and devices that traditional RMMs currently don't have visibility into. The opportunity to manage a customer holistically is huge if MSPs achieve the right automation.
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.'"
For over eight years, LME Services has been providing IT support for an accounting firm. They have applied their technical expertise uniformly to their services, including server assistance, hosting, and security. LME Services rapidly responds to mitigate any technical emergencies that arise. The client particularly appreciated the team's consistent reliability.
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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Worldwide Services offers total IT support and management for a fixed monthly price – it’s that simple. We provide all the benefits of an internal IT department for a fraction of the price. We reduce the business impact of IT failures by minimizing their occurrence, and any unforeseen issues are dealt with as a top priority. All aspects of your network are covered: security, data protection applications, and hardware.
SugarShot provided IT consulting and help desk services for a non-profit. The client felt they did not need an in-house person doing IT, but they needed a help desk they could call when they needed assistance. SugarShot is a help desk for the client; they manage servers and services, provide troubleshooting services, and they serve a variety of other functions. The client has been satisfied with the company’s work, and they feel that the company has helped move their cybersecurity forward.
Stratosphere Networks develops and implements B2B IT solutions, both on-premise as well as on hosted solutions, while retaining IT infrastructure at all levels. They have a robust and scalable cybersecurity framework that empowers in-house IT to monitor and manage response and remediation to incidents. Their core solutions include SIEM, managed detection and response, SOC services, virtual CSOs, and other managed security services, along with HIPAA and industry regulation compliance
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.
Thought Leadership: These firms typically offer thought leadership as well as labs and innovation centers that allow a business to gain access to expertise and resources that might otherwise be unavailable. This might include knowledge of Internet of Things (IoT) systems, AI and machine learning, robotics, and a more integrated digital framework that supports innovation and change. If your organization is looking to harness the full power of digital technology, it’s vital to understand how a services firm can guide you along the journey.
The firm operates Experience Centers that help bring ideas and technologies to business fruition. PwC operates in 158 countries. PwC focuses on fueling innovation and developing new products, services and ways of doing business through immersion and acceleration labs, emerging technology visioning and prototyping, rapid prototyping and other business and IT development frameworks.
Managed IT services allow businesses to delegate their IT operations to an expert third-party organization that specializes in handling these responsibilities. These third-party organizations, known as Managed Service Providers (MSPs), are responsible for the entirety or portions of a business’ IT systems, as agreed upon in a Service Level Agreement (SLA). IT equipment is typically procured by the client, and depending on the SLA, Managed Service Providers may provide round-the-clock monitoring, issue resolution and reporting, and more.