IBM has embraced an array of emerging technologies that help organizations build highly integrated and innovative technology platforms that support next-generation capabilities. It focuses heavily on AI, blockchain, IoT, cloud and advanced analytics, including machine learning. The company has taken a lead position in the development of quantum computing frameworks. Although these systems remain in a beta phase for now, IBM R&D is moving the technology from the lab to commercial viability. IBM remains a leader in IT services. It offers a broad array of platforms and services directly or through an MSP model that incorporates other leading tech vendors.

For years, cybersecurity has largely been an enterprise issue. Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) were often the targets of opportunistic attacks, but both damages and frequency were low enough for them to not cause concern for business owners. While it can be argued that cybercriminals were simply going after larger and more lucrative targets, they also misunderstood how the SMB sector itself could be a valuable target. 
Dans le domaine des ressources externes, le terme Managed Service Provider ou MSP est surtout utilisé par le monde anglosaxon pour le recours aux forces supplétives telles que le travail temporaire, les freelances, les consultants… Il correspond à un segment segment spécifique des offres d’externalisation : une société assume la gestion administrative de la main d’oeuvre temporaire pour l’Entreprise Utilisatrice.
Cloud computing has allowed managed IT services to extend 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). These capabilities enable managed IT services to scale at a rate dramatically larger and faster than in-house IT operation or break/ fix providers.
Wipro has developed a platform called HOLMES, which assembles AI and automation, including advanced robotics, to create sophisticated digital solutions. The firm holds more than 1,600 patents that are integrated into customized client solutions. The company has established worldwide Innovation Centers and Digital Pods designed to fuel innovation and co-innovation. It also operates a $100 million venture fund that seeds startups and extreme innovation to its clients. Wipro has a Industry 4.0 initiative that focuses on integrating emerging and advanced digital technologies into manufacturing. This includes IoT, real time analytics and augmented and virtual reality.
The commoditization of basic managed services has compelled managed services providers to differentiate their offerings. One popular direction is managed security services. Customers increasingly demand IT security assistance from their service providers. Accordingly, services providers are developing managed security services practices or partnering with security vendors to provide cybersecurity services.

Rackspace acquired Datapipe and incorporated it into its operations in November 2017. It has built a framework of professional and managed IT services revolving around several key industries, including: healthcare, pharmaceuticals, finance and media. Rackspace specializes in solutions by industry as well as by the type of business and IT challenge. These fit within domain expertise in e-commerce, database management, business intelligence and other areas. The company has established key partnerships with several key technology companies. These include: Alibaba Cloud, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce and SAP.

For years, cybersecurity has largely been an enterprise issue. Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) were often the targets of opportunistic attacks, but both damages and frequency were low enough for them to not cause concern for business owners. While it can be argued that cybercriminals were simply going after larger and more lucrative targets, they also misunderstood how the SMB sector itself could be a valuable target. 
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.

Serving mainly SMBs in a variety of industries across California, Arizona, and Colorado, Fusion Technology Solutions assist in attaining cost-effective and holistic managed services. Founded in 2001, the company provides a best practice approach that results in desired outcomes for its broad client base of companies of all sizes. The company combines business and technology to help clients make smart investments in technology—fully integrated into their organization
Dans le domaine des ressources externes, le terme Managed Service Provider ou MSP est surtout utilisé par le monde anglosaxon pour le recours aux forces supplétives telles que le travail temporaire, les freelances, les consultants… Il correspond à un segment segment spécifique des offres d’externalisation : une société assume la gestion administrative de la main d’oeuvre temporaire pour l’Entreprise Utilisatrice.
Cognizant delivers expertise and services for businesses within 20 industries, including banking and financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, life sciences and retail. Cognizant engenders a high level of loyalty. More than 90 percent of the firm’s revenues come from returning clients. The firm has established strong technology partnerships. These include: AWS, Google Cloud, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP and VMware.

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.
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