• Information Technology is an indispensable part of every business. However, IT for many businesses is not a core function, but an enabler. Thus it’ll not be unreasonable to say that not every business enterprise will have the necessary skills and resources to handle all IT activities. The intelligent step and more importantly cost effective step to take here is to outsource your IT activities to the experts. And thus, meeting this market need is Managed Services which is growing at a tremendous pace. Businesses have reported a significant fall in the recurring in-house IT cost and a growth in the efficiency as a direct result of the outsourcing of IT functions to managed services. On the basis of the type of service it provides, the managed services market can be divided into Managed Data Center, Managed Network, Managed Mobility, Managed Infrastructure, Managed Communications, Managed Information, Managed Security and other managed services. Managed services appear as an alternative from the break/fix model. It is witnessing an accelerated growth due to the penetration of technologies like mobility, cloud computing and big data. Among the chief drivers of this market is the enhanced customer satisfaction. Research reveals that customers of cloud services are already reaping the benefits of lower cost, better service availability and agility. The SMB segment is most benefitted by this service than any other. CIOReview India presents to you “20 Most Promising Managed Service Providers”. This is a list of service providers who caught our attention due to the outstanding quality of the service they provide. A distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, industry analysts and the CIOReview editorial team have closely scrutinized and nominated the vendors who in our opinion are revolutionizing the Managed Services Market.