In a managed service arrangement, the managed service provider retains responsibility for the functionality of the IT service and equipment, and the customer typically pays a monthly fee for receipt of the service. There are many different types of managed IT service offerings, but the idea behind all of them is to transfer the burden of maintaining IT from the customer to a service provider. In an effective managed services relationship, a customer benefits from predictable pricing and the ability to focus on core business concerns rather than IT management chores.
Accenture's offering includes systems for integrating data, developing IoT frameworks, integrating AI and other emerging technologies, and more. The company has developed a comprehensive innovation architecture along with extensive partnerships. Its offerings are grouped into five categories: Strategy, Consulting, Digital, Technology and Operations.
DXC offers expertise for different industries and sectors as well as in key domain areas, including analytics, cloud and platform services, Internet of Things, and application services. A key offering is DXC Bionix, an approach built on intelligent automation at scale. It incorporates AI, lean process methodologies and an extensive partner network to automate workflows and improve response times, accuracy and standardization. DXC is heavily focused on emerging technologies, including blockchain, IoT, robotics and autonomous vehicles.
Accenture elicits a high level of loyalty among its clients. It boasts that 98 of its top 100 customers have each worked with the company for over a decade. The company’s technology expertise encompasses a broad array of platforms, including Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Salesforce and Workday. It also offers cloud integration expertise and services. Accenture Labs taps the firm’s deep R&D expertise to develop, test and deploy customized tools and solutions for clients. This includes areas such as AI, digital workforce, software engineering, extended reality and cybersecurity.
Indeed! Cybersecurity is not a commodity among service providers. One is not necessarily like unto another. Some MSPs have robust and mature cybersecurity controls while others are lackluster. It is imperitive that the client ask questions to their MSP to better understand their capabilities. Because, as you said -- they inherit the security of their service providers.
Cloud computing has allowed managed IT services to expand beyond the regions and borders that would constrain the average break/fix IT through the adoption of Software as a Service (SaaS) technologies, as well as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service(PaaS) also. These capabilities allow managed IT services to scale at a rate dramatically larger and faster than in-house IT operation or break/fix providers.