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Whether you call it Software as a Service (SaaS), Managed Service Provider (MSP) or On-Demand Services, your organization uses the service running “in the cloud”. This blog will discuss these services, their benefits, drawbacks and operations. Are we biased? Yes. We believe that some services make sense for most organizations. Email security is one of those. However as Mark Twain said, “All generalizations are false, even this one.” Each Tuesday we will post information and questions about Software as a Service. Occasionally, we will have a "Guest Post" from either a consultant or vendor posting her/his thoughts on Managed Services generally as well as some degree of specificity based on her/his unique perspective. We encourage your insights, comments and feedback. Welcome.


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Another Good Reason to Use a Managed Service

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Using a managed service or SaaS makes sense on a lot of levels and more organizations are realizing the benefits of managed services every year. For example, did you know that most .gov organizations use a SaaS for their email security and spam blocking? (I guess they have answered the “Security and Control” concerns to their satisfaction.) However, often the idea of using a managed service is not considered until a company has budget and staffing concerns. Then they are more open to looking at managed services.

Ensuring that an IT department and a company’s infrastructure achieves a greater ROI than the competition is paramount. Small to medium sized businesses can face the most difficulty in getting back the money they’ve put into their IT infrastructure. This is especially true of new or young companies (those still in start-up mode). Balancing the financial burdens of becoming up-to-date and staying there against the budget can place a great deal of strain on the IT department.

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Posted on : Jul 15 2008
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