Every year Kaseya surveys IT professionals from midsize companies to get a feel for what’s happening in the market and gain insight into the issues and priorities of these corporations. With five years of historical results, we can not only take a current snapshot, but also compare it to previous years and spot key trends for IT organizations and MSPs.
Here are some of the most interesting results from our 2019 Kaseya State of IT Operations Report for SMBs and how those translate into opportunities for MSPs.
The top three priorities for SMBs are security (57 percent of respondents), reducing IT costs (35 percent) and delivering higher service levels/IT service availability (24 percent). Luckily, MSPs have much to offer in all three of these categories.
Security is paramount
Cybersecurity and data protection are major challenges for 62 percent of companies as they try to combat and defend themselves against increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks. During the past year, ransomware attacks hit 12 percent of respondents while 10 percent suffered at least one security breach. Among companies reporting a security breach, 61 percent had two to four outages as well.
Asking an overtaxed internal IT department to keep up with the multi-front battle against security threats isn’t reasonable for most SMBs. MSPs bring expertise, enterprise-class tools, and dedicated resources to the table and significantly augment company defenses while aggressively upgrading protocols and procedures to mitigate risk.
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