'Tis the season of giving, and today our gift to you is the third day of our annual 12 Days of Insights blog series. Enjoy!
At TSIA, we work with hundreds of tech companies of all sizes and market segments to help them stay on top of emerging industry trends. According to a 2014 poll of our members, over 70% of them have either launched or are developing a managed services business. However, as these tech leaders start to embrace managed services, they learn very quickly how daunting and different these business models are from hardware, software, and traditional services such as professional, support, and field services.
The world of managed services is rapidly evolving. Though many of the value propositions remain, such as total cost of ownership (TCO) reduction, risk aversion, acceleration of the adoption of next gen tech, etc., there has been a tremendous amount of focus on standardization of the offer, specialization of sales, scalability and automation of delivery, and optimization of client governance.
So how do you know where to start when building your own managed services business? In this post, I’ll discuss a seven-step approach you need to consider as you begin the journey.
Services now make up more than half of the total yearly revenue for technology companies, and managed services are a critical component of that growth trend. It’s time for CEOs to start leveraging managed services to quickly grow their top-line revenue, but many don’t yet know the best way to structure their managed services organization in a way that will yield the best performance. This infographic outlines the most effective ways to build out crucial functions in managed services through strong sales, delivery, and client management.
One of the top challenges facing today’s managed service providers is the shape and structure of their managed services organization. Whether you’re starting or will be starting a new MS business in the near future, here’s an example of an ideal MS organization structure and the functions of each of the key roles.
B4B co-author and TSIA executive director Thomas Lah delivered a memorable and eye-opening TSW keynote at last month’s TSW Service Transformations conference, discussing what the B4B model means for technology services organizations. Here are some highlights from that important discussion. If you haven’t gotten your copy of the book B4B, it’s a must-have, and it’s available at Amazon. It’s a promising time to be in tech services, as we head toward the new era of B4B.
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