Tag: IT spending

How MSPs can use investments in analytics as a customer litmus test

How MSPs can use investments in analytics as a customer litmus test

The strain that IT organizations are under as they try to support ever increasing amounts of data using antiquated IT infrastructure is starting to show. A survey of 230 IT professionals conducted by Syncsort, a provider of tools for managing...

/ April 2, 2019
CompTIA survey finds IT spending trends among SMBs cut both ways for MSPs

CompTIA survey finds IT spending trends among SMBs cut both ways for MSPs

Not too long ago, it would have been safe for managed service providers to assume most small-to-medium business (SMBs) would be considered laggards in adopting new and emerging technologies. But a survey of 650 SMBs conducted by CompTIA, an IT...

/ March 7, 2019
Gartner forecasts dramatic shift in IT spending through the end of the decade

Gartner forecasts dramatic shift in IT spending through the end of the decade

After seeing a 5.6 percent growth in IT services spending in the last year, Gartner forecasted that the spending on IT services will grow a more modest 4.7 and 4.8 percent in 2019 and 2020, respectively.

/ January 29, 2019
Increasing investments in IT automation will have profound implications for MSPs in 2019

Increasing investments in IT automation will have profound implications for MSPs in 2019

Arguably, whenever a new use case for IT is being considered, MSPs are presented with one of the best opportunities to engage the customer. In these circumstances, MSPs don’t usually have to contend with as much bias as relying on...

/ January 17, 2019
Savvy MSPs track IT salaries to determine where to focus their efforts

Savvy MSPs track IT salaries to determine where to focus their efforts

The fundamental advantage any managed service provider (MSP) has is that they can aggregate the total cost of delivering an IT service across multiple customers. In contrast, an internal IT organization needs to absorb the entire cost for every full-time...

/ January 3, 2019 / 1 Comment
Spending on Managed Security Services expected to jump in 2019

Spending on Managed Security Services expected to jump in 2019

The fact that organizations will be spending much more on cybersecurity in 2019 shouldn’t come as a surprise given the continued increase in both volume and sophistication of the attacks being launched.

/ November 15, 2018
Gartner: Spending on IT services set to top $1 trillion

Gartner: Spending on IT services set to top $1 trillion

Global spending on IT services will exceed $1 trillion for the first time in 2019, according to a report published this week by Gartner. Revealed during the annual Gartner Symposium / ITxpo 2018 conference, the latest forecast predicts spending on...

/ October 19, 2018
MSPs need to promote more creative approaches to funding IT projects

MSPs need to promote more creative approaches to funding IT projects

With overall IT spending in many cases expected to be flat in 2019 managed service providers (MSPs) will need to find more creative ways to free up funding within IT budgets that all too often are not allocated in an...

/ September 18, 2018
IT spending forecast for 2019 predicts stronger headwinds for MSPs

IT spending forecast for 2019 predicts stronger headwinds for MSPs

According to a survey of 780 IT decision makers in North America and Europe conducted by Spiceworks, a provider of IT management tools, IT headwinds appear to be growing stronger. The survey data suggests that MSPs may need to focus...

/ September 13, 2018
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IT services deals dipped sharply in 2017

IT services deals dipped sharply in 2017

Both the number of IT services deals and their total contract value (TCV) declined significantly in 2017. A new report from the market research firm GlobalData says the 4,099 IT services contracts announced in 2017 represent a 26-percent decline over...

/ April 12, 2018