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    Managed IT Statistics That Today's Businesses Need To See

    By: Marco T.
    July 28, 2021

    Technician maintaining record of rack mounted server on clipboard in server roomSome businesses realize the value of Managed IT Services through personal accounts and customer case studies, and others realize it when they learn about the customer care, support and features that come with it. But that's not all. For some business, it's the facts and figures that truly help them understand how Managed IT can help their organization. 

    So, why do organizations need Managed IT? Let's take a look.

    Managed IT Statistics 

    1. Servers Crash, and Recovery is Expensive

    Every week, 140,000 hard drives experience data loss in the United States. When you consider a simple, out-of-pocket drive recovery (that may or may not be successful) can cost upwards of $7,500, having a Managed IT provider already in place starts to look pretty valuable. 

    2. Disaster Planning is Worth the Investment

    Planning is important; yet, 58 percent of small and mid-sized businesses claim they test their disaster recovery plan only once a year or less, and 33 percent say they test infrequently or never at all? When you total it up, over 90 percent of small and mid-sized businesses pay little or no attention to whether  the plan they have in place will support them in the event a natural or manmade disaster occurs. Additionally, 44 percent of businesses estimate that a single hour of downtime would cause them to lose $10,000 or more. 

    3. Cyber Threats + CLoud Security

    While an average of 4,000 ransomware attacks occurred each day in 2016, industry sources reported a major surge in the number of ransomware attacks in 2020. Why? Because cyber attackers are looking to prey on the rapid transition to remote work and the uncertainty companies have experienced in the tumultuous recent months. With a growing number of enterprises using sensitive data in the cloud, it's as important as ever to keep that data secure.

    4. Managed IT GrowS in Popularity

    The research firm 451 Research discovered that out of 451 large businesses surveyed, 45 percent plan to partner with a managed security services provider and 42 percent deploy additional security software to protect data and applications in the cloud. As a result, even the industry is shifting. Now, 59 percent of IT services have transitioned from the traditional break-fix model to a managed service contract model.

    Partner with a trusted provider

    Servers crash, disasters happen and cyber threats are real. And in large part, those three things are causing Managed IT to become more popular every day. When today's businesses are searching for the right infrastructure, support and security, they partner with a Managed IT provider. As an added bonus, many Managed IT contracts come with detailed reporting, which allows businesses to crunch their own numbers and see the improvement Managed IT brings to their business. Contact a Marco rep to learn more.

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    Topics: Managed IT Services, Technology, Business IT, managed IT