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The 25 Top Solution Provider Companies: 2021 Solution Provider 500

Rick Whiting

CRN’s 2021 Solution Provider 500 list ranks the top VARs, integrators, service providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue. Here are the top 25 companies on this year’s list.

The Top 25

If there is one word that sums up 2020 for solution providers, it would have to be “pivot.”

The year started out with high expectations – Gartner was forecasting 3.4 percent worldwide IT spending growth to $3.9 trillion – but the COVID-19 pandemic changed all that.

With so many employees suddenly forced to work from home, businesses and organizations quickly shifted how they operated. Their focus turned to providing at-home workers (not to mention schools and local governments) with laptops, collaboration and video conferencing tools and cloud applications, along with security technology to protect it all.

While some long-range IT projects were put on hold, especially amid the economic uncertainties in the pandemic’s early days, many IT vendors and solution providers report that the events of 2020 have accelerated cloud migration and digital transformation initiatives as businesses and organizations look to make their IT systems more agile and more efficient.

Solution providers have been at the forefront of helping their clients through these tough times, quickly providing them with the IT products and services they needed to operate amid the pandemic while offering technology, expertise and services to keep long-term IT projects on track.

Here we present the top 25 companies on the 2021 edition of the CRN Solution Provider 500, the annual ranking of the largest solution providers by revenue in North America.

This year’s Solution Provider 500 companies collectively generated $403 billion in 2020, up more than 2.5 percent from the $393 billion last year’s Solution Provider 500 generated in 2019. The complete Solution Provider 500 list can be found at CRN.com.

 
Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at rwhiting@thechannelcompany.com.

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