Month: August 2015

10 benefits of working with a Managed Services Provider

Imagine how large your IT department would have to be to fulfil every one of your business’s IT demands: internal systems, websites, availability, development, disaster recovery and business continuity, etc.

It would outstrip every other department!

There would be budget and headcount chaos.

And what’s more, it would take the focus of your business away from what it actually does and, instead, towards just managing the supporting technology.

Not a good trade.

Shadow IT: opportunity or threat?

In 2015, the average company now uses 923 cloud services*. [1]

This is 10 times higher than the average IT department estimates.

This points to staggering growth in ‘employee-led cloud adoption’ – a subset of what is otherwise known as shadow IT.

Shadow IT describes IT solutions used inside an organisation without the explicit approval of the IT department.

In the media, shadow IT has traditionally been portrayed as a serious problem.