With the emergence of the IT industry during the 1990s, application service providers were increasingly needed to provide remote services for the then increasing IT infrastructure; laying the outline for the evolution of what would in the future be called managed services. Today,managed services play a significant role in the functioning of enterprises of any size-large, medium and small. The services offered by managed service providers (MSPs) take the responsibility of clients’ day to day management functions such as maintaining IT infrastructure or end-user systems, on a proactive basis. By managing services like human resource-activities, life cycle build/maintenance activities and production support, MSPs help significantly reduce clients’ functioning costs, improve operations, reduce risks involved, as well as save time. These services also include mobile device management, remote firewall administration, managed security and security-as-a-service, and managed print services. For example, MSPs can help clients migrate to cloud by providing services and solutions to issues and challenges faced by them. Therefore enterprises can function more efficientlyby outsourcing their management activities to MSPs, making managed services key in an enterprise’s functioning.
The current edition of ES Outlook brings to you “25 Most Promising Managed Service Providers -2016.” The list highlights some of the most prominent organizations of the industry who are capable of leading their clients towards excellence by supporting them beyond an advisory level. The proposed list aspires to assist individuals and corporations to find the right Managed Service provider, who suits their requirements, and help them, accomplish their projects.