In today’s economy, companies large and small in industries of all types are operating under the mantra “do more with less.” Even as economic forecasts stabilize, public and private companies alike have shifted their focus away from building internal IT capabilities and increasingly turn to third-party resources not only to architect and implement technology solutions, but to run and maintain them over the long term. By establishing a relationship with a professional services provider, a company regains the freedom to focus internal IT staff on core competencies that impact the business itself, rather than trying to manage continuously evolving technologies that demand ever increasing levels of expertise.