Why traditional IT Solution Providers need to shift to the Cloud Computing?
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24 June 2017
In the emerging cloud market headed for transformation this year, MSPs need to decide what they want to offer — and why. Is having an MSP cloud computing strategy a key for 2015? That strategy is maybe filled with enough risks while still the goal is providing measurable and stable gains to customers.
There’s no way to deny it: the cloud industry has reached maturity. According to Gartner, organizations will store 36% of their content in the cloud by 2016, a big jump from the meagre 7% they stored in 2011. Managed service providers (MSPs) who want to thrive into this growing business will have to decide how to align with the cloud. They’ll have to merge their customers’ needs, what kind of offering they can deliver and what kind of strategy will ensure their success. Many traditional IT Solution providers still want to keep their customers, create new revenue streams and lower costs by adding cloud services to their offerings. But how to do it? And which kind of risks you will have to meet on your way, which challenges you will need to handle – these are the questions a lot of MSPs are struggling now. Which kind of MSP are you?
Regarding the Rhonda Sherwood MSPs are divided into three categories – The Risk Taker, The Conventional and The Trailblazer.