Choosing the right IT services firm is paramount. Finding the right fit means understanding what a particular company offers, how your firm’s processes fit with the vendor’s model, and ensuring that adequate quality assurance and service level agreements (SLAs) are in order. Quality and performance metrics are crucial for holding a provider accountable and ensuring you’re your organization receives the agreed upon attention and level of service.

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. 
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.
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.

Impac is a qualified full-service consulting company that specializes in Oracle products. To serve a large customer base in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada, they leverage their core competencies in strategy, planning, installation, implementation, training, and ongoing support of Oracle solutions. For managed cloud services, their accredited professionals work 24 hours a day to ensure the server of their clients and the applications they host achieve optimum performance

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 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).
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.
You provided clear explanation as to what managed services are exactly, and why a company would need to utilize them. Digital Maelstrom is an example of an MSP that serves as the third-party for businesses to utilize in order to manage their technology duties. Many of our clients are small to medium-sized as stated in the article. Thanks for posting!
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.
One of TCS’s premier offerings is its specialized Customer Intelligence & Insights (CI&I) software, which is available for specific industries, including retail, banks and communications service providers. It delivers advanced analytics and was developed to integrate with the IoT. The firm’s services are designed to address complex requirements across industries and for different types of business and IT needs. This includes cloud integration, cybersecurity and emerging technologies such as blockchain.

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.'"
At TELECO, we specialize in infrastructure design and implementation. Our certified technicians can assess your new or existing location and plan the layout of all your cabling to support any new system you are deploying. From retail, multi-location chains all working together to a simple upgrade of your existing telephone and network cabling, we do it all!
Now more than ever, leading MSPs are re-engineering their cybersecurity offerings. "The new normal has begun, and the line in the sand of minimum cybersecurity requirements have changed for the SMB," says Andrew Morgan, host of the CyberCall, a free online community of 2,000 security-focused MSPs. "We're leading the charge for all MSPs, helping them understand that what they were doing for security in the past is no longer sufficient. And explaining this to their clients is a core competency that all MSPs must have in order to survive."

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.

Provides innovative business and technology consulting services to bring forth emerging technology to customers and help them stay ahead of the competition. The organization is powered by a team of industry experts, innovators, designers, engineers, and web developers who work together to help clients improve their productivity in operations. The humble beginnings of Envision Technology Advisors focused on delivering technology advisory services to local customers, including Y2K planning for a range of businesses in and around Rhode Island
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