What managed services opportunities are emerging for VARs?

While there are many possible managed services opportunities for solution providers, monitoring and backup seem particularly noteworthy, along with managed security and managed networks. Managed services are most relevant for smaller clients without the IT staffing or skillset to address those needs directly.

What are some of the noteworthy managed services opportunities emerging for IT service providers?

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Paul Myerson is the senior channel analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. Listen to more from Paul in our top VAR business concerns podcast

The core business of monitoring is still critical, especially for smaller client organizations that don't have the staff or IT budget to do it themselves. Another area that continues to grow aggressively is managed backup. You see this growth with companies that have been around for a long time and were ahead of their time, such as Asigra. And then you look at the larger organizations that are absorbing companies to be able to play in that space, such as EMC. Managed security and managed networks are other important avenues for managed service pro


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This was first published in July 2008

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