Understanding the mindset of the customer is a crucial ingredient in any successful managed services practice. What do they consider “managed services” and what kinds of questions to they ask when vetting providers? What do they look for in a service level agreement? Trends in Managed Services captures critical end-user information about managed services usage patterns, preferences and general attitudes towards managed services to help guide you toward maximum growth and profitability. The study, conducted in two parts, includes quantitative findings based on an online survey of 350 executives in the end-user community, plus an in-depth set of qualitative interviews with 18 current or former users of managed services.