Happening now: Telcos and managed service providers are expanding their businesses to include hosted technologies, Desktops-as-a-Service, hosted mobility and file sharing, and increasingly looking to Citrix as a top partner.

It’s a trend that’s happening now; managed service providers seeing the opportunity to meet customer demand for mobile workspaces.

Technology services leaders like All Covered–IT Services from Konica Minolta–are expanding into hosted workspaces and continuing to lead in the managed services space.

Ranked #8 on the MSP Mentor 501, All Covered is driving a new service provider business model and providing the hosted workspaces that end-users demand.

Business owners, sales leadership and technical gurus all see the potential in adding hosted desktops, apps, mobility and file sharing on top of traditional managed services. Customers are excited to see their providers enabling anytime, anywhere access to business data on any device, and from a trusted source.

Increasing Revenues Reported in Managed Services and Subscription-based Hosting

Last month’s unveiling of the MSP Mentor 501™ was tremendous news for the managed service provider market. One stat stood out: service providers responding to the MSP Mentor 501 survey reported, overall, that recurring revenues were up 26.5% year-over-year. The managed services market is growing nicely, and Citrix sees this trend as well.

Citrix reported a nearly 50% year-over-year increase in the subscription business in the 2014 year-end earnings call.* The outlook is positive: in the recent Global DaaS Market Trends report, 87% of service providers predicted growth in the Desktops-as-a-Service market in the next 12 months.

Buyers want monthly, subscription access to hosted workspaces that are complete with full desktops, critical line of business applications, plus file sharing and mobility management.

Citrix Service Providers Leading the Market

One of the most anticipated rankings in the managed services world, the unveiling of the MSP Mentor 501 is fun to watch. The webinar is fun and informative, plus the service provider community is kind enough to cheer for each other when the rankings are announced.

It’s exciting to see so many positive feelings in the managed services market. The list was unveiled starting at number 100 and working down to number 1. Each time Citrix Service Providers were revealed in the ranking, our Citrix Service Provider team gave a cheer! When the top 10 were announced, it was fantastic to see 70% of the Top 10 MSP Mentor 501 are Citrix Service Providers.

Learn More: Why Citrix Service Providers Are at the Top

The Citrix Service Provider Program is growing, attracting top service providers to expand beyond RDS licenses and grow their business with the amazing Desktops-as-a-Service opportunity.

Read more about the Citrix Service Provider program and contact csp@citrix.com to apply to become a partner.