From desktop to data centre, our experts can securely manage your IT needs.

Our comprehensive range of Managed Services can be tailored to your requirements. We are able to support individual applications through to your entire infrastructure environment, utilising a choice of platforms including Cloud. Adopting our Managed Services provides an efficient way to stay up-to-date with technology, have access to expert skills, dedicate more time to your business-aligned IT strategy and address issues related to IT cost.

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Market Challenges

Demands on the IT function are increasing. They include the rapid pace of technology changes, the increasing need for support within the organisation, monitoring and meeting Service Level Agreements, managing data security and finding (and retaining) suitable talent.

Lack of expertise

Lack of expert guidance

Without expert guidance, IT decisions can be made based on latest buzzwords, rather than what is best for your organisation. It is important that any IT project streamlines, secures and enhances your operation rather than distracts from it. 

Expensive management

Expensive management

A complex IT estate is expensive and arduous to maintain and manage in-house. You have to pay for the hardware and the people to manage it, as well as for repercussions from problems caused by hardware failure or human error.

Not future-proof

Not future-proof

In-house platforms often suffer from a lack of agility, flexibility and scalability. Teams struggle to quickly and easily manipulate their set-up to suit the organisation from where it is today and where it wants to be in the future. 

Difficult integration

Difficult integration

Relying on older platforms can make integrating with the latest technologies difficult. Modern applications may not be compatible with your legacy environment. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products could end up complicating rather than streamlining your estate. 

Ensuring security

Ensuring security

A strong cyber security posture is becoming difficult to achieve and maintain as attacks are more prevalent. When your platforms are on-premise, they are solely your responsibility and all security concerns reside with you, not with specialists. 

Mobility

Mobility

Employees are increasingly working remotely, in varied locations. Your applications need to be supported by platforms that can facilitate mobile working with high availability, security and connectivity. 

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Our Customers

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“The knowledge and capabilities that the team at Advanced have are world class. As a charity, it was really important for us to partner with someone that understood what we needed, and Advanced did just that.”

Rob Bing, IT Service Manager

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“As the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the UK water industry... we need extremely secure and cost-effective managed services. Advanced stood out as being a respected supplier who implicitly understood all of our requirements and could deliver best value.”

Robin Johns, Head of IS

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“Advanced has successfully built a really strong, resilient and flexible platform that offers versatility and scope for many years to come. They listened to our current needs and future plans, and developed an innovative solution that is delivering immediate value to us and our customers with possibilities in the longer term. It is really about the collaborative relationship I have with the people there. Advanced is a good company to be in partnership with.”

Adam Sewell, IT Director

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  • St Andrew's Healthcare
  • Thames Tideway
  • The Copyright Licensing Agency

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Frequently asked questions

  • What are the benefits of Managed IT Services?

    Top 10 benefits of using Managed IT Services

    • Future proof services, using best-of-breed technology
    • Low capital outlay and predictable monthly costs
    • Flexible service
    • Converged services
    • Highly resilient, secure infrastructure
    • Expertise
    • Centralisation
    • Increased service levels
    • Accreditation
    • Reliable support
  • What is a Managed IT Services Provider?

    A Managed Services Provider is a company that remotely manages a customer's IT infrastructure and/or end user systems, proactively monitoring and maintaining the technology. This is often delivered under a subscription.

  • Why use Managed IT Services?

    Through investing in Managed IT Services you can return focus to your core business activity, trusting technnology experts to manage everything IT related. As an extension of your IT function, they will commit to staying on top of skills and trends to keep you ahead of the competition.

  • How do I find the right Managed IT Services Provider?

    Ultimately, you deserve and need a Managed Services Provider that has a breadth of capabilities to cover all of your requirements, but delivers through a model that means your requirements are known, understood and at the centre of plans. Your provider needs to culturally fit with your organisation to truly enable positive change. To the right MSP for you, ask for evidence of experience, a guide to the services provided and to see relevant accreditation.

  • What are the current market challenges in Managed IT Services?
    • Lack of expert guidance
    • Expensive management
    • Lack of future-proof tech
    • Difficulties with integration
    • Ensuring security
    • Supporting mobility
  • Is Managed IT Services cost effective?

    The cost benefits of Managed IT Services are both tangible and intangible. Tangibly you are saved the cost of investing in a fully-sized in-house team, the cost of certifying an in-house team, maintaining older tech as an MSP should keep you up-to-date, unused licenses or poorly used licenses and the maintainance of an old, rigid platform. Intangibly, your teams are empowered to use technology more effectively which increases productivity, your IT team can focus on core business activity and you can be confident that you are supported by experts when making technology decisions.

News & Opinions

BLOG // 29-06-2021

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by Gordon Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Advanced

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