I don't want to suggest that easy profits await managed service providers. The recession has hit some MSPs hard. But it's still a very viable and often lucrative business model. To wit, 44 percent of resellers say "managed services" is the most profitable segment of their business, according to a new channel survey conducted by MX Logic. Here are some more survey highlights.
The survey, which involved 200 resellers, revealed:
- 56 percent had seen sales decline in the past few months.
- 87 percent expected their year-over-year sales to remain unchanged or increase in 2009.
- 90 percent expect the overall economy to pick up by 2010.
- 57 percent said that hardware and software sales had been negatively impacted by the slowdown.
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