Company Recognized for Forward-Thinking Approach to Meeting the Needs of Today’s IT Channel
NEW YORK, February 18, 2014 – Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), today announced it has been named to CRN’s Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Elite 150. The annual list recognizes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose cutting-edge approach to managed services puts end-user customers in the best position to improve efficiencies, cut costs and speed time to market for their own products and services.
In today's world of computing power, end users are barraged by options. CRN, the leading media outlet for vendors and solution providers attempting to understand sales and service channels, selected the top MSPs in order to bring clarity to the decision-making process.
This year, CRN’s MSP500 is broken down into three groups highlighting the MSP Elite 150, who are large data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premise professional services as well as off-premise services; the MSP Pioneer 250, who have a business model heavily weighted toward managed services focused on the small- and midsize-business market; and the MSP Hosting Service Provider 100, who own and operate their own data centers, providing a wide array of subscription-based outsourced services.
As one of the MSP Elite 150, Logicalis is a leader in the managed services space, offering expert remote monitoring and management of its clients’ IT systems based on fully mature service processes and backed by the industry’s most stringent service-level agreements. As the need to play a more strategic role within their organizations grows, CIOs and other IT pros are becoming increasingly willing to put key IT infrastructure – from security to servers – in the hands of trusted partners like Logicalis. As a result, Logicalis’ managed services represent a paradigm shift for IT departments away from the time-honored presumption that being responsible for IT means doing everything in house to a services-led IT transformation that will streamline and optimize their company’s IT departments.
“The managed services landscape continues to evolve rapidly as organizations are discovering they can impact both bottom-line and top-line growth,” says Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “When it comes to strong managed services and off-premise solutions, these companies are the industry’s proven leaders, showing just how they can change the game for their customers and we congratulate them on their success.”
“Managed services isn’t about handing over the reins of an IT department to an unknown third party,” says Julie Spiller, Senior Director, Vertical Solutions, Logicalis US. “And it’s not just about freeing up the CIO’s time to focus on other tasks, though that is certainly one of the benefits. It’s about developing a long-term, strategic relationship with a trusted advisor. It’s about increasing the service an IT department can provide to its internal clients while decreasing costs and refocusing valuable IT assets and technical minds on projects that can more directly track to the bottom line. This is the premise that Logicalis works on, and it’s the reason we are being named to this prestigious list. We are honored to have been included in the MSP500, and even moreso to have been called out as one of the CRN Elite 150, a designation that underscores our credibility and the significant value we provide to our clients through our managed services portfolio.”
Coverage of the MSP500 will be featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.
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About the Channel Company
The Channel Company is the sales channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology sales channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.
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 nearly 3,500 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT 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 over $1.4 billion from operations in Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific and is fast establishing itself as 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 over $5 billion.
For more information, visit www.us.logicalis.com.
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