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Augment Your In-House IT Department with Managed Cloud Services

Is your in house team struggling to keep up with demand?

Businesses are spending more on software-development than ever before, but that money isn’t always well-spent. Many smaller business IT departments, for example, don’t need to hire a full-time software-development and integration specialist, but that doesn’t mean they don’t occasionally have the need. In this case, it makes sense to find a partner who can provide the support only when you require it.

What Are Managed Services?


Managed services refer to the practice of outsourcing, on a proactive basis, specific business processes and functions. These can include everything from supply chain management to marketing to information services such as software production and support. They’re an alternative to the on-demand outsourcing models in that they don’t come with any surprise costs.

What makes managed services different is that they’re offered under a subscription model. Your managed services provider (MSP) takes on a specific responsibility or a set of responsibilities in return for a predictable monthly fee. They’ll then be obliged to provide the range of services outlined in their service level agreements (SLAs) for the duration of the contract.

Benefits of Managed Services

Budget More Efficiently

Employing & hiring a software engineer, cloud architect or systems integration specialist doesn’t come cheap and finding the right fit for the team can be hard. If you don’t have a full-time need for their skills, it will be money down the drain.

Furthermore, if you’re relying on on-demand outsourcing and break / fix support, you never know how much you’re going to end up spending. Managed services, however, are there when you need them at a predictable monthly cost.

Scale with Demand

Even if you do have a need for a full-time software integration and cloud expert, you probably find that periods of increased demand are impossible for your in-house IT department to keep up with.

That’s when everything comes to a grinding halt and you end up missing out on lucrative new opportunities. Managed services, however, scale with demand because they’re always there when you need them.

Increase Service Availability

Managed services are offered based on a contract in which both parties state their obligations. For the service provider, that should include a maximum response time to support requests and a minimum service availability.

Typically, these variables are far more attractive to businesses than they are with other support models, since MSPs have a vested interest in developing long-term partnerships.

Reduce Risk

Every business investment carries a degree of risk, particularly when it comes to IT and all the inherent uncertainties around it. For example, you might have software developed at great expense only to find that a far better solution comes along shortly after.

Managed services reduce risk by taking on some of the burden and, combined with industry-specific knowledge, this may include security and compliance too.

Work with the Best Talent

Now that modern technology has made geographical barriers almost meaningless, it often makes sense to outsource anything that can be outsourced. That’s because it gives you a far larger net to cast when it comes to seeking the best talent.

However, a dependable MSP already has the best talent on offer so that you don’t have to spend time looking for it yourself only to find it’s out of reach anyway.

Provide your business with the best Azure Managed Services

Azure managed services help you spend wisely, optimize security, and evolve seamlessly. Get both reactive and proactive support with our Azure Managed Platform services.


Get better visibility into your cloud consumption and configurations with access to the folio1 Management Platform.


Set up alerts for real-time delivery that let you know of in-the-moment changes to your Azure environment.


Get weekly reports with spend recommendations, cost efficiency metrics, and more.


Stay aligned with security best practices and ensure the secure configuration of your Azure environment.


Get patching, anti-virus, and backup management for all of your virtual machines. We’ll also migrate on-premise or co-located machines to Azure VMs.


Optimize your digital technologies alongside industry-recognized ITIL service management practices that align IT to your business needs.


Use our convenient portal or email to request resource provisioning, network configuration, infrastructure scaling — or simply get answers to your Azure questions.


Receive a comprehensive view of your Azure spend and our management performance, plus recommendations for optimizing your environment.

How we can help

folio1 provides ongoing managed support for solution development services (SDS) and application support management (ASM) among others.

Key areas
  • Develop end-to-end service solutions for all your digital assets
  • Resolve technology problems and challenges faster
  • Access integrated knowledge with real-time collaboration with Microsoft Teams
  • Execute large projects in less time
  • Save money on staffing costs & unforeseen expenses
  • Optimise your Microsoft 365 products & Azure Cloud services
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA)

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