MSP Quarterly Survey: Industry Confidence Remains Strong While Overall U.S. Outlook Dips

With concerns over a possible recession, our quarterly survey breaks down how partners feel, versus U.S. business overall.

Allison Francis

September 8, 2022

8 Slides

Pick up any newspaper – OK, let’s be honest – scroll through Twitter these days, and you’re likely to come across a bevy of headlines screaming about two closely linked things: an impending recession, and the state of the economy.  

There has been increasing talk of a recession in the last six months. It’s true, the U.S. economy faces many hurdles and headwinds, all seeming to come together at the same time.

The managed services industry has enjoyed nearly two decades of strong growth, barely dampened by the pandemic, and even bolstered in some cases. So what does this mean in the face of the current economic climate?

Channel Futures’ most recent MSP Quarterly Survey* examines feedback and insights from the second quarter of 2022. The data we gleaned tell a very interesting story of the general economic outlook from both an industry and overall U.S. standpoint. So, what feeds into this?

In the slideshow above, we hear from our experts on the general state of the economy; plus, we examine the disparity between MSP confidence and that of the U.S. overall. We then further break down our other important benchmark survey findings. 

*In April 2021, Channel Futures launched its first benchmark survey to get a pulse of the top trends and opportunities in the industry during the first quarter of last year. We wanted to know what market patterns look like, where profit outlooks stand, and the challenges partners face. We have now released a total of six surveys. Each has uncovered unique data reflecting these shifts – the significant and the insignificant – in the industry. 

Want to contact the author directly about this story? Have ideas for a follow-up article? Email Allison Francis or connect with her on LinkedIn.

About the Author(s)

Allison Francis

Allison Francis is a writer, public relations and marketing communications professional with experience working with clients in industries such as business technology, telecommunications, health care, education, the trade show and meetings industry, travel/tourism, hospitality, consumer packaged goods and food/beverage. She specializes in working with B2B technology companies involved in hyperconverged infrastructure, managed IT services, business process outsourcing, cloud management and customer experience technologies. Allison holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and marketing from Drake University. An Iowa native, she resides in Denver, Colorado.

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