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managed services

An umbrella term for third-party monitoring and maintaining of computers, networks and software. The actual equipment may be inhouse or at the third-party's facilities, but the "managed" implies an ongoing effort; for example, making sure the equipment is running at a certain quality level or keeping the software up-to-date.

For example, an ISP that hosts a website typically offers managed services. If the Web server goes down, the ISP would be responsible for restoring it. In contrast, a colocation agreement with an ISP would house the Web servers, but the ISP would not be responsible for its maintenance and repair. See MSP, managed solution, colocation and Web hosting.
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For a growing number of companies, the most logical choice for monitoring and managing VoIP is to employ a managed service provider.
From the end user point of view, the storage decision is not an isolated one, but part of a larger decision that includes the selection of a co-location provider, a network service provider, and (in many cases) a managed service provider.
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Throughout 2007 CompTIA intends to make managed service a key area of focus, through the development of new best practices tools for solution providers delivering managed services; educational programs, events and networking opportunities for professionals working with managed services; and additional research aimed at helping solution providers find the right opportunities for their managed services offerings.
A CompTIA-commissioned survey of managed service providers and their customers found that both groups believe the managed services industry will grow in revenue; in number of companies offering managed services; and in the scope of services available to customers.
Kaseya Managed Service Framework Extends Microsoft OS Support, Adds Mobile Access and Management
a global provider of IT Managed Service Automation software for solution providers and corporate IT organizations, recorded a 330 percent increase in sales bookings in 2006 when compared with those of 2005.
This report is helpful to any service provider that currently offers, or is planning to offer a managed service to decision-makers in the healthcare market.
This report is helpful to any service provider that currently offering, or is planning to offer, a managed service to decision-makers in the government market.
The Managed Services Accreditation Program was created, using several criteria that will properly encompass a wide range of managed service providers.
But even these do-it-yourselfers (DIYers) admit that future complexity could spur managed service adoption within two years, the high-tech market research firm says.
SAN FRANCISCO -- FusionStorm -- "Making Technology Work" - an award-winning managed service provider and leading systems integrator announced today that it has acquired the assets of Technology Deployment Research Corporation, a technology solutions provider that specializes in storage and security across multiple industries.

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