BrandPost: Questions that every business should ask managed services providers

Businesses with lean IT teams may find it difficult to juggle business continuity, disaster recovery and backup strategies. All of these are critical for a strong defense to meet today’s cybersecurity challenges, and yet they’re also challenging on top of handling day-to-day tasks.

Many small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are turning to managed service providers (MSPs) to help fill security skillset gaps, as well as help with general IT needs.

“SMB IT spending is estimated by analyst firm Gartner to be $1.2 trillion, and growing at a 4.6% compounded annual growth rate,’’ says Pat Hurley, Vice President and General Manager of Sales Americas, at Acronis. He adds that the pandemic has caused businesses of all sizes to adjust rapidly to protect employees working from home.

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