No. 3: Managed ServicesBy Lawrence Walsh | Print
The Dow Jones is bleeding billions, but solution providers say key technologies continue to drive strong profitability. Here are the top 10 technologies according to Channel Insider readers.
3. Managed Services
2008 Profitability Rating: 23%
2007 Profitability Rating: 19%
Profitability Change: +4%
"White hot" is the only way to describe managed services. We’ve long heard that managed services would be good because of its recurring revenue streams and high margins. What many who have survived the tumultuous build out period are finding is that monitoring gives them deep insight into their customers’ needs, which translates into higher hardware and software sales opportunities. Everyone from Dell to local solution providers are getting into the managed services game for these reasons.