If you’re a technology manager in the IT department then odds are you’ve worked with a number of managed service providers in your time. Managed services offer a great opportunity for IT departments to implement state-of-the-art technology without the need for a large up-front cost. That’s not the only benefit. A managed services contract is a subscription service – on a much larger scale, but not unlike Spotify or Netflix or even your internet service provider at home. You pay a monthly fee over a predetermined amount of time, and the provider gives you the services that you require in exchange.