We’re taught very early on in our business and professional lives that one of the best ways to cut costs is to go directly to the primary source. But what if there was a situation where it made sense to use a middle man? Such is the case when it comes to purchasing and using cloud services. According to the November 2012 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of AT&T, purchasing several cloud services from a single source resulted in a wide range of benefits, including better agility and flexibility, shorter time-to-market, and lower overall costs, among others.

Read the study and discover all the ways using a managed service provider as your source for cloud services can help provide you with significant cost savings and greater operational efficiencies.

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Why go through the pain of learning about each new cloud provider, determining what types of integrations they support, whether they can connect to your identity management system, what logs and other mechanisms they provide for monitoring their services and figuring out what you will have to do special for them when there are service providers who already know this. Many managed service providers can bring best practices in cloud management to your company that offload your limited staff from these responsibilities. Through partnerships with cloud service providers...