Is your IT infrastructure handled by a team ready to react at a moment's notice to handle problems and minimize business disruption?
Organizations rely on Managed Service Providers (MSP) to handle ongoing IT maintenance and resolve issues through either Managed or Co-Managed Services. Today, we will discuss the differences between these two IT service options and how they can benefit your organization.
What are Managed Services?
Managed Services refers to a comprehensive service in which a MSP vendor handles the responsibility of managing and maintaining IT services. The MSP assumes the role of the IT department and is responsible for all aspects of service delivery including monitoring, maintenance, and support. Once the customer signs up for this service subscription, the MSP is accountable for meeting service level agreements (SLAs) and delivering a predetermined level of service quality.
What are Co-Managed Services?
Co-Managed Services, on the other hand, are a collaborative approach where the customer retains some level of responsibility for the management and delivery of technology services because they employ internal IT staff. To help support their staff, they choose to hand off certain activities to an external IT service provider that is better suited or trained to handle functions like network management, security, backups, and more. This approach allows the company to leverage the expertise of the MSP team while maintaining some local control over their IT environment.
In both cases, partnership, communication, and customer service are the driving principles of successful relationships. These are the core values of the PCS team.
We partner with your company or non-profit to provide technology services including: 24/7 helpline support, network and server management, server and desktop virtualization, Cloud services, cybersecurity projects, rapid response, and more. We eliminate your IT stress, we pick up the phone when you call, and we finish to your satisfaction.
Contact us to learn more about our Managed and Co-Managed Services and how we will partner with you to improve your day-to-day activities.
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