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What did that say about cybercriminal understanding of the average MSP? That MSP is just like every other small business organization out there — a small victim with little capacity to pay out for ransomware recovery. This mantra began to change late last year as MSPs began to be leveraged as the initial infection vector of their larger clients. The Texas ransomware attacks were the first highly publicized examples that served as the catalyst, but certainly weren't the last.
With the advent of cloud computing, managed IT services have also evolved to include cloud services. Service providers, for example, may focus on infrastructure as a service (IaaS), providing managed public cloud services in conjunction with cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google and Microsoft. Service providers may also market managed platform as a service (PaaS) offerings or partner with software as a service (SaaS) vendors such as Salesforce in the CRM space and ServiceNow in the service management market.
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. 
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.
From the above, it is clear that a managed service provider does not just help with technology adoption. They also help to monitor the ongoing spending and lessen the danger of introducing new technologies. While the market is already witnessing an increase in capital spending on the cloud and businesses managing IT services, it is evolving by itself.

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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. 
Our comprehensive managed services are a fixed-rate IT support program—including 24/7 monitoring, preventative maintenance, and proactive IT solutions—that ensures consistent up-time for your business. Why spend the time and money on an entire IT staff? Our managed services plans are both affordable and reliable and will provide you with all the solutions you need to run an effective and efficient IT environment.
The company offers extensive infrastructure management services, including next-generation data center services, intent-driven network services, and digital workplace services. The approach incorporates a cognitive intelligence platform and advanced cloud infrastructure. LTI offers solutions designed for specific vertical industries. It has partnerships with several key technology vendors, including Maximo, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and Salesforce.

The firm designs and builds out specialized solutions in several key areas, including: software-a-solution (SaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), and cloud integrations and subscriptions. These include partnerships with Microsoft, IBM, Adobe and Google. CDW offers expertise in developing and deploying AI services as well as other emerging technologies. The company offers customized cybersecurity solutions.


HCL Technologies is based in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. HCL’s focus on agile and lean intersects heavily with technologies involving digitalization, analytics, cloud, IoT and automation. HCL has adopted a methodology called Mode 1-2-3. It aims to guide businesses through a process of optimizing core services, adopting next generation services, and adopting products and platforms that unleash innovation and disruption.
Novatech is a managed IT and printer services provider offering on-site and remote network infrastructure and peripherals support. Novatech's managed office experts enable businesses to maximize efficiency, reduce costs, mitigate risks, and accelerate development through expert guidance in advising, developing, implementing, and promoting cutting-edge business technology. Novatech's portfolio of managed office solutions liberates customers to focus on running their business – leaving the tech to an award-winning provider with over 25 years of industry-leading experience
The firm has established alliance partnerships with Adobe, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft, GE Digital, HPE, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP and others. A key specialty is the company’s cybersecurity and privacy practice, which guides businesses through business transformation while building connected ecosystems that deliver a high level of data protection.
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. 
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.
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.
Managed IT services heralded a proactive approach to IT, attempting to conduct maintenance, upgrades, system monitoring and issue resolution on a routine basis, with the goal of preventing problems before they started. Automation, increased Internet capabilities and cloud computing allowed for monitoring and issue resolution to be provided remotely, enabling more efficient processes and a consolidation of resources.
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