Wall Street Journal, Symantec Take Managed Services Discussion Mainstream

Wall Street Journal, Symantec Take Managed Services Discussion Mainstream

managed services go mainstreamIn separate but somewhat related news items, The Wall Street Journal and Symantec are evangelizing managed services to broader audiences. The newspaper has published a pretty big story declaring managed services as the hot trend in telecommunications. And Symantec has unveiled research that tracks growing demand for managed security services.

Neither report is particularly surprising. And the mainstream media is late to the managed services story. But that's not the point.

A Real, Sustainable Market Trend

Keep in mind: When the Wall Street Journal starts covering managed services, it proves the MSP trend is going mainstream. Here's a link to the story but you'll need an online subscription to The Wall Street Journal to read the entire piece.

Meanwhile, an annual managed security survices survey by Symantec finds:
  • 61 percent of firms are looking to implement managed security services.
  • 98 percent of respondents said they had suffered from a tangible loss as a result of a security issue.
  • And 49 percent reported IT security staffing challenges.
Our own MSPmentor 100 report finds that most leading MSPs have some sort of security practice in place. You can download the complete Symantec report here.

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