12th-Annual MSP 501 Identifies Top Forward-Thinking Global MSPs & Leading Trends in Managed Services
NEW YORK, NY – July 18, 2019 – Align, the premier global provider of technology infrastructure solutions and managed IT services, today announced it has been named one of the world’s premier managed service providers (MSPs) on the prestigious 12th-annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings. This year, Align placed 61 on the list among the most cutting-edge and innovative organizations in the industry.
Every year, MSPs worldwide complete an extensive survey and application to report their product offerings, growth rates, annual total and recurring revenues, pricing structures, revenue mix and more. MSPs were ranked according to a unique methodology that weights revenue figures according to how well the applicant’s business strategy anticipates trends in the fast-evolving channel ecosystem.
“We are honored to be recognized by Channel Futures as one of the world’s most esteemed managed service providers for the second consecutive year,” said Jim Dooling, CEO and president of Align. “The company has made great strides over the past year, expanding our talented team of industry veterans and subject matter experts, and enhancing our services to ensure we continue providing clients with the most dynamic, advanced IT solutions. Through embracing emerging technologies and evolving our services, we’ve enabled our customers to break new ground, meet regulatory requirements and protect sensitive data.”
Many legacy managed service providers have shied away from public cloud computing, and in turn, incumbered their clients with outdated technologies, porous risk postures and inflated budgets. To address this gap in the MSP space, Align has united two typically siloed IT solutions.
“Align’s managed services team continues to push the IT envelope by creating thoughtful, first-of-its-kind offerings,” said Chris Zadrima, director of managed services. “Our latest development is pioneering managed public cloud services coupled with a full cybersecurity program for financial services customers. We’re excited about this transformation and the positive impact it will have on our customers’ business operations, client relationships and technological acceleration.”
In the 12 years since its inception, the MSP 501 has evolved from a competitive ranking list into a vibrant group of service providers, vendors, distributors, consultants and industry analysts working together to define the growing managed service opportunity.
“The 2019 MSP 501 winners are the most elite, innovative and strategic IT service providers on the planet, and they stand as a model of excellence in the industry,” says Kris Blackmon, content director of Channel Partners and Channel Futures and lead of the MSP 501 program. “As the MSP 501 Community grows, leagues of managed service providers learn from the successes of these winning companies, gaining insight into the best practices, strategies and technologies that elevate an MSP to the level of the 501 winners. Our heartfelt congratulations to the 2019 winners and gratitude to the thousands of MSPs that have contributed to the continuing growth and success of both the 501 and the thriving managed services sector.”
Ten special award winners will be recognized at the MSP 501 Awards Gala at Channel Partners Evolution, held this year September 9-12 in Washington, D.C. Nominations for these special awards, including Digital Innovator of the Year, Executive of the Year and the Newcomer Award, were included in the MSP 501 application, and all candidates were encouraged to submit for them.
In addition to deciding the rankings, the survey drives the creation of an annual in-depth study of business and technology trends in the IT channel, released each year at the Channel Partners Evolution conference. The full MSP 501 Report leverages applicant responses, interviews with industry experts and historical data to give a well-rounded picture of the managed services opportunity.
The complete 2019 MSP 501 list is available at Channel Futures.
Align is a premier global provider of technology infrastructure solutions. For over 32 years, leading firms worldwide have relied on Align to guide them through IT challenges, delivering complete, secure solutions for business change and growth. Align is headquartered in New York City and has offices in London, Chicago, San Francisco, Arizona, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia. Learn more at www.align.com and www.aligncybersecurity.com and follow @AlignITAdvisor.
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