CIOs Turn to MSPs to Boost IT Performance

CIOs Turn to MSPs to Boost IT Performance

Key ComponentKey Component

92% of survey participants say that technology is important to business success.

Helping Hand, Part IHelping Hand, Part I

About three in 10 organizations have adopted managed services in some form.

Helping Hand, Part IIHelping Hand, Part II

50% say their organizations have used IT service and solution providers for cloud computing initiatives, and 48% have used it to manage IT functions such as the help desk.

Top Business Strategy Priorities for 2014Top Business Strategy Priorities for 2014

Reducing costs and overhead: 56%, Improving staff productivity and capabilities: 52%, Reaching new customer segments: 50%, Improving data analytics for better, faster decisions: 42%, Innovating more effectively: 37%

Top Service-Level Agreement Priorities of OrganizationsTop Service-Level Agreement Priorities of Organizations

24/7 support: 63%, Data security and privacy: 61%, Response times: 55%

Can-Do DirectionCan-Do Direction

48% of business and IT professionals say either the CIO or another member of the senior IT staff is driving the move to managed services.

Long-Term CommitmentLong-Term Commitment

29% of organizations using managed services today have done so for more than five years, up from 26% of companies which have used managed services for that long as of 2011.

Staffing StabilityStaffing Stability

Only 26% of organizations reduced internal IT headcount after contracting with a managed service provider, and 53% made no staffing changes at all.

Teachable MomentTeachable Moment

Four in 10 business and IT professionals say their organizations received on-site training from their managed service provider as part of the adoption process.

Speed of ImplementationSpeed of Implementation

60% say it took no more than five months for the managed service provider to get company systems fully on-boarded, and 24% say it took less than two months.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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