Rise Helps MSPs Gain Advantage with Guidance, Services to Meet 2012 Business Trends
MIAMI - February 1, 2012 – From ITEXPO/ MSPAlliance MSPWorld, Rise, a premier provider of cloud computing and hosted IT services, announced their cloud services are helping managed service providers gain a competitive advantage by addressing the top business concerns regarding moving to the cloud. New research from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) recently announced by Andy Burton, CEO of Rise and chairman of the CIF confirms that confidence in the reliability of vendors is key to overcoming IT's top concerns regarding cloud-based services. Rise’s certification and significant track record of success help MSPs gain credibility with first-time purchasers.
According to the survey of 400 end-users from Enterprise and small and medium size IT organizations, security and privacy of data in the cloud top the list of concerns for both private and public sectors, followed by confidence in vendors, Internet access, cost of migration and contractual lock-in. Despite this, an astounding 98 per cent of those already using cloud-based services are satisfied with existing hosted services and cloud deployments, and more than 94 per cent plan to expand their investments in 2012.
"With the rapid growth in the US cloud market, it's proven ground that once the initial adoption of a cloud service is achieved, the trend is to further extend hosted services to other core areas of the business," said Burton. "In order to reduce barriers around that initial experience and commence rich partner relationships, MSPs must address their customer's concerns head-on. By choosing a reputable, certified and reliable cloud platform, MSPs and cloud service providers can provide their customers with the assurance they need to cost-effectively expand to the cloud and gain business advantage."
The CIF’s 2012 Cloud Predictions whitepaper will be made available for download on the Rise website http://www.rise.co following publication in mid-February. To learn more about CIF, visit http://www.cloudindustryforum.org/.
The research conducted by CIF in January of 2012 shows that while organization size will no longer be a determinant of rate of adoption, the mid market will seek a disproportionate level of assistance with on-boarding data and other professional services. Implementation and managed services will be a key point of differentiation among successful suppliers.
Rise equips its channel partners with certified and award-winning infrastructure they need to provide cloud services to their customers. This includes virtual and dedicated servers, storage, backup, web hosting and disaster recovery. Rise host these services from the secure infrastructure of Rise's DataCenter on Demand and provide 24/7/365 support.
In honor of its commitment to delivering products and services for outstanding adoption and application of innovation, Rise was named by Microsoft as the 2011 Global Hosting Partner of the Year.
"We believe that every organization will have at least a part of their IT services provided in the cloud. Their ability to manage this increasingly distributed IT estate is critical to moving forward. Certified Service Providers that make information available to their partners and vendors to enable IT governance and provide confidence to customers will see increased levels of trust and adoption," Burton concludes.