Professional Service

Make your Data Center functional with Professional Services

A professional service is an intangible product that a contractor or product vendor sells to help a customer manage a specific part of their business. Because professional service providers have specialized knowledge about niche areas of interest, such as law, marketing or accounting, they allow the customer to focus on core business concerns. Unlike a consultant, who may only be responsible for providing advice, a professional service provider may also be responsibility for the end result. 

Features of Professional Services

  • Cloud service provider – provides professional services that support the selection, deployment and ongoing management of various cloud-based resources.  

  • Managed security service provider (MSSP) – provides an organization with some amount of network security management, which may include virus blocking, spam blocking, intrusion detection, firewalls and virtual private network management. An MSSP can also handle system changes, modifications, and upgrades. 

  • Managed service provider – remotely manages a customer's IT infrastructure and/or end-user systems, typically on a proactive basis and under a subscription model. 

  • Mentoring service – provides professional counseling and advice for individuals and businesses. A mentoring service may provide recruitment marketing advice, soft skillstraining or project and portfolio management guidance. 

  • VAR – resells software, hardware and/or networking products and provides value beyond order fulfillment. A value-added reseller may provide consulting, design, implementationand training services around the hardware, software and/or networking components it resells. VARs offering such professional services in addition to products are often referred to as solution providers.

  • Systems integrator – builds computing systems for clients by combining hardware and software products from multiple vendors. By hiring a systems integrator, a company can align cheaper, preconfigured components and commercial off-the-shelf software to meet key business goals, as opposed to more expensive, customized implementations that may require original programming or manufacture of unique components.

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