Managed Services vs. Professional Services

Managed services and professional services are two different types of IT services:

Managed services: Managed services refer to outsourced IT solutions where a third-party provider remotely manages and maintains a client's IT infrastructure, applications, and/or security, typically for a fixed monthly fee. This may include services such as network monitoring and management, help desk support, cloud computingcybersecurity, data backup and recovery, and more.

Professional services: Professional services refer to IT services that are provided on a project basis by a third-party provider, typically for a fee based on the scope of the project. This may include services such as IT consulting, system design and implementation, software development, and project management.

The main difference between managed services and professional services is that managed services are ongoing, subscription-based services that are designed to support the day-to-day IT needs of a business, while professional services are project-based services that are designed to address specific IT needs or challenges. In general, managed services are more focused on maintenance and support, while professional services are more focused on delivering customized solutions to specific problems or challenges.