Update: Managed Services Industry Research
What’s the state of the managed services market? That depends on your geography and which report you read. My email inbox is starting to receive more and more research about the managed services industry. Here are two of the most recent reports you might want to track down:
- Untangle is close to publishing the results of its Managed Services Provider (MSP) Benchmark Study, which was launched in May. I expect the report to debut in the next few days. Full disclosure: I’m quoted in a press release about the research but I don’t have any financial stake in the report. I lent my voice to the PR effort because I wanted a look at the results and I liked the issues Untangle was exploring.
- Latin America Managed Security Services Markets, from Frost & Sullivan, just popped into my Google inbox. Frost & Sullivan also offers a worldwide report, appropriately titled Managed Security Services Global Strategy Business Report.
Also of note: Back in April, the MSPAlliance issued its Managed Services State of the Market Report for 2008. And more recently, IPED (the Institute for Partner Education Development) published its own State of the Managed Services Market Report. Check in directly with IPED if you’re interested in that one. Finally, Focus On MSP, run by CompTIA (the Computing Technology Industry Association), offers a range of managed services research.