The Top 25
Hybrid cloud and multi-cloud, business transformation and digital transformation, hybrid work environments—the complexity of IT hasn’t just increased in recent years, it has increased exponentially. Throw in the surge of cybersecurity threats and economy-wide issues like supply chain disruptions and calls for sustainability, and it’s a lot for today’s IT managers to handle.
Not surprisingly businesses across the industry are relying more and more on solution providers for not just the IT, but for the services and expertise needed to handle these challenges.
On the following page we provide the top 50 companies on the 2022 edition of the CRN Solution Provider 500, the annual ranking of the largest solution providers by revenue with operations in North America.
For the second year in a row Accenture is No. 1 on the Solution Provider 500 list. The IT systems integration and consulting services giant reported $50.5 billion in revenue in 2021, up 14 percent from $44.3 billion one year earlier.
The biggest change in this year’s Solution Provider 500 was spurred by IBM’s move last year to split IBM Global Services in two: IBM Consulting, including the company’s professional and consulting services, and infrastructure managed services company Kyndryl, now an independent company.
IBM Global Services had topped the Solution Provider 500 list for many years before dropping to No. 2 behind Accenture in 2021. This year Kyndryl debuts on the Solution Provider 500 at No. 6 (with 2021 revenue of $18.7 billion) while IBM Consulting is at No. 8 (with 2021 revenue of $17.8 billion).
The IBM-Kyndryl changes have made room near the top of this year’s list with Tata Consultancy Services moving up from No. 3 last year to No. 2 and NTT Data Services moving up an impressive five spots to No. 3. CDW, which acquired Sirius Computer Solutions in December for $2.5 billion in one of the biggest channel deals in history, moved up to No. 4. Capgemini, No. 7 on the list in 2021, moved up two spots to round out the top five.
This year’s Solution Provider 500 has 41 companies new to the list including Kyndryl, Peraton (No. 20), DoiT International (No. 54), The Judge Group (No. 64), Peak Technologies (No. 70) and Wachter (No. 84).
The Solution Provider 500 collectively generated $434.9 billion in revenue in 2021, up 7.9 percent from the $403 billion generated by last year’s Solution Provider 500.