Survey: Managed Services Profits Remain Strong

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.
Clearly, the decade-long shift from products to services -- and now managed services -- is accelerating during the recession.

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