As 2019 winds down, 2020 will be here before we know it. If you aren’t developing a plan for how technology and your managed service provider (MSP) can help you achieve your broader business goals next year, you’re already falling behind. Fortunately, with the right MSP partner, you still have plenty of time to catch up and explore how your IT platform can propel business growth.
Looking ahead to 2020, these are the three critical trends we see playing a significant role in the MSP market. As you prepare for next year, make sure to consult with your IT partner to clarify what they’re doing to keep you on top of these trends.
If 2019 has taught the IT world anything, it’s that businesses of all sizes and in every industry are potential targets of cyberattacks. From city governments to hospitals, organizations can no longer ignore cybersecurity or settle for a rudimentary cybersecurity platform. In response to this need, MSPs are moving towards a security-first mentality.
For the near future, the rate of cyberattacks looks to continue rising. That’s why it’s more crucial than ever to find an MSP that prioritizes managed security from network access points to end-users.
The right MSP not only works to leverage the latest cybersecurity strategies to protect your network at every level; they also prepare your organization for how to respond in the event of a cyberattack. That’s because cyberattacks are more a matter of when rather than if. When your team knows how to quickly identify network threats and respond accordingly, your organization is more likely to avert crisis and minimize disruptions.
To remain competitive and agile, businesses are increasingly migrating operations to cloud-based environments. Between public cloud and private cloud services, the more common cloud solution is becoming a customized hybrid cloud that merges the best of both worlds without limiting growth.
With the opportunities opened up by hybrid cloud computing, the possibilities for streamlining business processes and driving growth are virtually limitless. That’s why you need an MSP with the skills and experience to continually refine your organization’s cloud platform as new developments emerge.
Internet of Things (IoT) Technology
The number of active IoT devices is expected to grow from 10 billion in 2020 to 22 billion by 2025. The innovation and developments taking place in the IoT marketplace have the potential to revolutionize how businesses collect, manage, and use data. As with any emerging technology, there’s a substantial gap between the possibilities and practicality. Fortunately, the right MSP can help you bridge the gap by designing and deploying IoT solutions that add long-term value to your operations.
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