Either way you prefer, this means outsourcing IT functionality to a third-party service provider (like Coordinated).
Managed network services is exactly what is says -- you outsource the management of your network (monitoring, security, patches/updates, etc.) to a third-party service provider. Managed network services is a set of services within the umbrella term “IT managed services.”
They don’t all offer the same set of services though. Our complement of managed IT services could include services that the company across town doesn’t.
When you research companies to help support your IT strategy, ask them for their complete lineup of services (whatever label they use) and the functionality they offer. Most often, they’ll cover all of the essential services most businesses need.
However, it’s better to be safe than sorry when five months into your new relationship you ask for a service you discover you need they don’t provide.