Six Managed IT Services Trends for 2021 – Part 1
December 11, 2020
Physical Layer Upgrades to Strengthen Data Security – Part 1
December 18, 2020

As discussed in Part 1, experts believe that managed IT services will grow by more than 50% within the next five years. This is because executives now understand that in-house IT staff is not necessarily essential for running a business efficiently. As a result, MSPs (Managed Services Providers) are fast growing in importance. Part 2 will cover Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, IaaS, IoT, and Security.

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

This technological approach assists organizations in combining components of their IT infrastructure, such as computing, storage, networking, and virtualization, to create a more powerful whole. As a result, companies can rapidly scale their businesses. This type of infrastructure will include virtual networks, virtual computing, and software defined storage. It is a challenge to implement, but fortunately an MSP can provide the needed assistance.

IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-service)

There are new hardware and software solutions available that can greatly improve the operations of a company. However, financial resources and technical skills will be required for implementing these new solutions on premises. Thus, organizations are turning to IaaS that cloud providers are offering for savings. Small and medium-sized enterprises can utilize IT infrastructure on a subscription basis, resulting in cost-savings, flexibility, greater security, and scalability.

IoT (Internet of Things)

There are now an estimated 10 billion IoT devices connected to the Internet. Within five years, the number is projected to more than double. Advanced technical know-how will be needed to take advantage of this technology. However, hiring full-time employees with IoT skills will be a major investment. An MSP can help companies that want to enter the IoT market with expertise, but also need to economize on human resources.


 Cyberattacks are increasing in frequency and sophistication. Studies estimate that more than $2 trillion in losses was attributable to cybercrime in 2019. As a result, many companies are spending more of their operational budgets on cybersecurity. Solutions are available, but expertise is needed for implementation. Thus, organizations that cannot afford in-house staff for IT and data security are turning increasingly to an MSP for cybersecurity.
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