Monday, August 24, 2009

SMBs Wants to Outsource: Remote Managed Services Fastest Growing

A recent study by Techaisle revealed that overall managed services spending for worldwide small and mid-market business is expected to reach $14.3 billion in 2009.

Some quick facts from the study:
  • - Over 36% of managed services spending by SMBs in 2009 will be made by 10 to 49 employee size categories. These results make it the most lucrative target segment but also most difficult to reach.
  • - SMB managed services spend represents a 46% share of the total managed services spend of US$31.1 billion by businesses that include large enterprises with 1000-plus employees.
  • - SMB network and server managed services account for highest level of spending at $3.5 billion while PC managed services is expected to reach $2.7 billion in 2009.
It's indicative that SMBs are now looking beyond infrastructure investments as the economy slowly emerge from the recession. As we continue to see a shift from on-premises self managed IT infrastructure to pay-per-user outsourced IT infrastructure, there is no doubt that the idea of "managed" services is now mainstream and will likely to grow the fastest at 9.2% in 2009 to reach $3.6 billion, according to the study.

What's encouraging is that companies worldwide are embracing the concept of managed services especially the SMBs as most are getting ready to refresh their IT infrastructure and move into a complete outsourced IT model. The truth is that there are many costs involved in running your own IT infrastructure that go beyond just buying servers, networking equipment and software licenses. Subscription IT model not only reduces financial burden from the customer, it often does NOT involve large capital expenditures. As a result budgetary approvals can usually be made at much lower levels which contributes to the increasing trend of bottom-up sales.

This is why Pointivity is always looking to add more offering to our basket of cloud services allowing businesses to integrate their IT infrastructure into our cloud.

Our customers will tell you that there are many economic benefits to using our cloud that arise from issues other than direct costs savings on infrastructure acquisition. Benefits such as increased agility, the ability to scale on-demand, minimize the risk of owning IT and more.

We're now offering qualified VARs an unique opportunity to do exactly what we do to succeed in this market - sell a complete solution on a recurring revenue model with our iTOS.

Pointivity's iTOS is an integrated service delivery solution that provides immediate access to a complete computing environment without the costs and risk of building and maintaining it yourself. The solution provides an all-inclusive, fully managed and supported IT infrastructure that requires minimum upfront capital investment.

Whether you need infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service or software-as-a-service, iTOS has the solution to empower your organization to grow!

Interested in iTOS? Call today to get a quote! 858-777-6980.


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