The year of 2016 is expected to be very promising for the entire IT channel. There is a continuous upcoming of the innovative solutions and the businesses are getting more and more dependent on information technology in order to achieve advanced competency. From a Managed Service Provider’s perspective, below are the three top trends in the industry that would lead to the advancement of Information Technology:
1.The increasing Desire for Managed Services
Employing an IT team for one’s business can be easy. But the challenge remains to have a fast, efficient yet responsive IT department and at the same time meeting the company’s budget. The major concern for companies is to manage the extra time and capital in order to maintain and upgrade their existing infrastructure. Thus, majority of the companies agree to the benefits of having their entire IT department taken care by a professional engineering team. Hence, they tend to shift their IT outwards and assign their infrastructure to an experienced and efficient outsourced managed services provider.
As per a research, there seems to be a growing trend in the desire for companies to partner with Managed Service Providers. As far as economic fluctuations are concerned, the managed services industry has always been rather stable. The increasing demand in the near future is likely to boost up the industry at a more rapid rate.
2. Heavier Emphasis on Cloud Backup
For the year 2015, the managed services provider were successful in managing their clients under a so-called Cloud Economy. According to a recent research, maximum percentage of the companies have strong belief on the fact that their data is valuable for their business and needs to be secured as its confidentiality is the most common concerns for the business. Cloud is an economical and eco-efficient solution to solve the storage concern. However, we all would agree to this that in order to ensure the high security level and protect confidential data, we need to have backup essentially at all times. As many managers do realize the significance of the maintenance of the valuable data, the emphasis on the backup on the cloud is expected to grow in the coming future and this is termed as Cloud Backup.
3.Security will always be high in the priority list
The concern that every company has in order to protect its confidential data is very crucial for every business. Nowadays all the companies, irrespective of whichever industry they belong to are dependent on the Internet to connect with their partners, clients and prospects constantly. In case of any business, a large amount of corporate information is exposed to the public, and businesses struggle to fight for different types of cyber threats. In order to deal with this cyber threat in 2016, the concerns for cyber security would not only be shown under government mandates, industry regulations and corporate policies, but also be indicated through individual awareness for each corporate employee. This will also be followed by employee trainings and information sessions, and proper IT management and active monitoring will be of utmost significance for any company.
Until recently the market has shown an upward trend in the usage of managed service providers. Till a very recent time, all the MSPs were generally contracted by companies in order to assist them with their technical and equipment issues.
As per Information Technology, 2016 could be a big year for managed service providers and their clients.