Logicalis US Named to Managed Service Provider 500 List 2015 by CRN

Solution Provider Recognized for Exemplary Approach to Delivery of Managed IT Services

NEW YORK, February 17, 2015 – Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), today announced it has earned recognition on The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Elite 150. This annual list distinguishes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose leading approach to managed services enables their customers to improve operational efficiencies, elicit greater value from their IT investments, and successfully leverage technology to achieve greater competitive advantage.

Logicalis US offers an array of managed services that help organizations free their IT teams to focus on business outcomes rather than technology management.  Today’s corporate users expect on-demand services in the workplace similar to those they experience in their consumer lives, leading to a shift in the way technology is procured and managed in the enterprise.  Logicalis identified this trend in its infancy, and is already helping CIOs make the change from technology-based planning and decision-making to a results-oriented mindset with managed services and an array of as-a-service offerings at its core.

“Logicalis was one of the first IT companies to embrace the concept of the service-defined enterprise, creating the kinds of managed services that would appeal to the forward-thinking CIOs beginning to develop this new kind of IT infrastructure within their own organizations,” says Mike Martin, Senior Vice President, Solutions and Services, Logicalis US. “We are proud to have been recognized for our role in helping our customers realize greater business value from their technology investments by providing the business-critical offerings they need to increase their service levels and decrease the cost of running their IT departments.”

In today’s world of outsourced IT, the expertise of MSPs has become increasingly important to organizations. The plethora of choices in terms of consumption and procurement of technology can become overwhelming. To help facilitate companies’ selection and adoption of managed services and providers, CRN, the leading media outlet for technology vendors and solution providers who serve end-user customers, has identified the top 500 MSPs.

This year, CRN’s industryfocused directory highlights the Top 500 MSPs in three categories: 100 Hosting Providers who are experienced in providing mainly off-premise, or cloud-based, services; 150 Elite Service Providers who are large data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premise professional services as well as off-premise services; and 250 Progressive Service Providers who have a business model heavily weighted toward managed services geared toward the small and midsize business market.

“The allure of Everything-as-a-Service to organizations is largely rooted in the appeal of predictable operational expenses, cost-cutting, resource allocation and access to on-demand/pay-as-you-go technology. Therein lies a great need for the expertise of managed service providers,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate the managed service providers who have engineered, or re-engineered, their businesses to deliver the services their customers rely on for future growth and ongoing success.”

Coverage of the MSP500 will be featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com,

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About the Channel Company

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About Logicalis

Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration, data center and cloud services, and managed services.

Logicalis employs over 3,800 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex IT infrastructures to meet the needs of almost 6,000 corporate and public sector customers.  To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, EMC, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.

The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of $1.6 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific and is one of the leading IT and communications solution integrators specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of approximately $6 billion.

For more information, visit www.us.logicalis.com.

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