MSP vs IT Consultant

Sometimes we get the question “what’s the difference between a managed services provider and a consultant?” The answer is somewhat difficult, because the borders between the two blur. An MSP that follows the “norm” will offer a certain set of IT services in the form of a product. They install remote management and monitoring software (RMM), some form of antivirus, perhaps a backup solution, and other packages. Most times, they purchase these from a software company that specializes in offerings to MSP’s, and resell them at a markup for a monthly fee.

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