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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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The Benefits of Using a Managed Service – Further Thoughts

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So what are the benefits of using a managed service for traditionally in-house IT responsibilities like email filtering , web filtering , or email archiving ? First, let’s think about the reasons for considering a managed service. In today’s increasingly competitive global marketplace, IT operational budgets, as well as resources, are stretched thin. The combined pressures of preventative maintenance and upkeep, as well as an almost constant stream of security threats, have created a huge demand for relief. Managed services enable organizations to find a balance between performance management and security resources, providing blended functionality and proactive response resolution for these services.

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Posted on : Jun 03 2008
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