Dataprise, a leading managed IT services provider, ranks in the top 40 among the world’s 501 most strategic and innovative managed service providers (MSPs), according to Channel Futures 11th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings.
The MSP 501 is the first, largest and most comprehensive ranking of managed service providers worldwide. This year Channel Futures received a record number of submissions. Applications poured in from Europe, Asia, South America and beyond.
As it has for the last three years, Channel Futures teamed with Clarity Channel Advisors to evaluate these progressive and forward-leaning companies. MSPs were ranked according to their unique methodology, which recognizes that not all revenue streams are created equal. They weighted revenue figures according to how well the applicant's business strategy anticipates trends in the fast-evolving channel ecosystem.
“For over two decades, our mission at Dataprise has been to help growing businesses solve their complex technology challenges and win with their IT investments,” stated David Eisner, CEO of Dataprise. “We’ve seen the industry change tremendously throughout the years and right now we’re seeing a shift as many small MSPs are merging and large corporations are adding managed services as supplemental offerings. Our top 40 recognition on the MSP 501 is proof that by continuously optimizing IT practices and delivering top customer service and support, you don’t have to be a large corporate player to thrive and, more importantly, to help your clients succeed.”
This marks the ninth consecutive year that Dataprise has ranked as a Top 50 MSP and follows a recent recognition by Computerworld for being a Best Place to Work in IT.
For the first time, Channel Futures will also name 10 special award winners, including MSP of the Year, CEO of the Year and one Lifetime Achievement Award for a career of excellence in the channel.
The MSP 501 winners and award recipients will be recognized at a special ceremony at Channel Partners Evolution, held this year October 9-12 in Philadelphia, as well as in the Fall issue of Channel Partners Magazine.
“This year’s applicant pool was the largest and most diverse in the history of the survey, and our winners represent the health and progressivity of the managed services market,” says Kris Blackmon, Channel Futures content director and editor of the MSP 501. “They’re growing their revenue, expanding their customer influence and exploring new technology that will propel them for years to come.”
The full MSP 501 report, available this fall, will leverage applicant responses, interviews and historical data to identify business and technology trends in the IT channel. Highlights will include:
Revenue growth and business models