Over the Years
How IT Services Has Changed Over the Years
It is not just how IT services are maintained. Rather, it is also the growing importance of a powerful online presence for any company. These trends bring the requirement for reliable managed IT services providers.
So how did we get here? It is always helpful to think about where we have been to understand where we are headed better.
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The “Break/Fix” Era
“Break/Fix” was the model that dominated the market for information technology services for a considerable time. If something terrible happened with a company’s system, the company would call an IT staff to come and fix it.
Initially, the firm would have its system set up. They had to wait a long time for the team to solve the problem, which resulted in a lot of disruption. Besides, they had to pay a lot to fix the issue.
But back then, businesses either did not rely on technology significantly in their day-to-day operations, or they did not believe they did.
As the years went by, technological advancements were made. It became abundantly evident to many businesses that technology was critically necessary to the operation of their business. Considerable cutbacks in activity and income and long periods of downtime brought on by the “break/fix” approach were utterly unacceptable.
However, it was not viable or practical for many organizations, particularly smaller enterprises, to have their own full-time IT expert. This was especially the case for companies that were starting. As a result, managed IT services came into being.
The managed IT services model requires businesses to enter into contracts with third-party teams of information technology professionals to do routine checks on their systems and address any problems as quickly as they appear.
Because of this, businesses no longer needed to be concerned about their systems collapsing or their email not working, and they were also able to use more advanced and complicated technologies. Even regularly, an organization’s information technology staff can keep the business’s systems and technology up to date.
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