IT Europa and Angel Business Communications will jointly be staging the 8th annual UK Managed Services & Hosting Summit on 19 September 2018. The event would bring leading hardware and software vendors, hosting providers, telecommunications companies, mobile operators and web services providers involved in managed services and hosting together with Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and resellers, integrators and service providers migrating to, or developing their own managed services portfolio and sales of hosted solutions.

All indicators would be pointing to the continued rapid growth of managed services, with the world market for cloud-based managed services predicted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of more than 11% from 2018 to 2022, according to recent research by Technavio. Such rapid growth is being driven by a number of factors including the adoption of new technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and changing buyer behavior in the face of evolving customer requirements is creating challenges for both vendors and MSPs alike.

Under the theme of the ‘Creating Value with Managed Services,’ the UK Managed Services and Hosting Summit 2018 would provide insights into how the market is changing and what it will take for MSPs to succeed as it evolves. Specific areas addressed will include the emergence and impact of the IoT and M2M, the growing importance of security, trends in service delivery and how to create value both within an MSP and for its customers.

The UK Managed Services and Hosting Summit 2018 will take place at 155 Bishopsgate, London, on 19 September 2018. MSPs, hosting providers, resellers and systems integrators wishing to attend the convention and vendors, distributors or service providers interested in sponsorship opportunities can find further information at www.mshsummit.com.

Managed and Hosted Services

The UK Managed Services & Hosting Summit 2018 is a management-level event designed to help channel organizations identify opportunities arising from the increasing demand for managed and hosted services and to develop and strengthen partnerships aimed at supporting sales. The summit will feature a high-level conference program exploring the impact of new business models and the changing role of information technology within modern businesses. These conference sessions will be augmented by breakout sessions within which leading vendors and service providers will provide further insight into the opportunities for channel organizations looking to expand their managed services portfolios.

“Advances in technology and evolving customer demands are combining to fundamentally change the role of IT within businesses and the role of MSPs and other channels in delivering it,” said Alan Norman, Managing Director of IT Europa. “This is creating huge opportunities, but to compete successfully in creating value for their customers, MSPs will need to adapt and evolve to ride the latest waves of technological advance.”

Throughout the day there will also be many opportunities for both sponsors and delegates to meet fellow participants within the Summit exhibition and networking area.

“The Managed Services & Hosting Summit is the UK’s leading managed services event for the channel,” said Jason Holloway, Director of IT Publishing at Angel Business Communications. “It provides a unique opportunity for vendors, VARs, systems integrators and service providers to come together to address the issues and opportunities arising from the surge in customer demand for managed services and hosted delivery models.”

IT Europa is a provider of strategic business intelligence, news and analysis on the European IT marketplace and the primary channels that serve it. In addition to its news services the company markets a range of database reports and organizes European conferences and events for the IT and Telecoms sectors.

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