This year CRN is launching its inaugural Managed Service Provider 500 list, a project recognizing the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose forward-thinking approach to providing managed services is changing the landscape of the IT channel.
As businesses increasingly turn to managed service providers to fulfill their IT needs, the channel is undergoing a major transformation, adding a range of professional and IT hosting services to their offerings. And that means many solution providers are transitioning to a services-led, recurring revenue business model.
The MSP 500 is divided into three groups: The MSP Pioneer 250, the MSP Elite 150 and the MSP Hosting Service Provider 100.
[Related: 2013 Solution Provider 500]
Below you will find slide shows that represent a sample of 50 companies on the Pioneer list, 30 companies on the Elite list and 20 companies on the Hosting Service Provider list. To purchase the complete list, contact Laurie Condon (LCondon@thechannelcompany.com) on the East Coast and Nora Uriarte (NUriarte@thechannelcompany.com) on the West Coast.
MSP 500: Managed Service Provider Pioneer 250
The MSP Pioneer 250 is a list of channel companies with a business model heavily weighted toward managed services, focused on the small and mid-size business market.
MSP 500: Managed Service Provider Elite 150
The MSP Elite 150 is a list of channel companies who are large, data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premise professional services and off-premise services that provide a recurring revenue stream.
MSP 500: Managed Hosting Service Provider 100
The MSP Hosting Service Provider 100 is a list of channel companies who own and operate their own data centers, proving a wide array of subscription-based services.