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Silver Lining in High Unemployment for MSPs

A common tale among many proprietors, partners and employees of IT service stand-alones and MSPs is one of lost jobs, layoffs or disenchantment with corporate structures, politics or the larger budgetary constraints among big companies that can often stifle innovation.

So it's no surprise that while employment in other sectors shrink, computer-related job growth has remained relatively steady month over month and even outpaced other vocations over time. Check out the numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics if you need proof.

A lot of it has to do with the limber nature and entrepreneurial flexibility of MSPs and small IT shops that cater to SMBs who either can't afford dedicated IT staff, don't need dedicated IT staff or simply find it more cost effective to farm out maintenance, implementation and monitoring activities of critical systems to people they can trust. In most cases, "people" tends to be MSPs.

As SMB technology spending picks up and fewer people are able to do more with far-reaching technologies such as cloud computing and off-site network operations center support, MSPs can employ both new sales and service techniques as well as new people.

Posted by Jabulani Leffall on June 14, 2011 at 11:57 AM


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