11th Annual MSP 501 Identifies World’s Most Forward-Thinking MSPs & Leading Trends in Managed Services

June 27, 2018: The Brightworks Group ranks among the world’s 501 most strategic and innovative managed service providers (MSPs), according to Channel Futures 11th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings.

The MSP 501 is the first, largest and most comprehensive ranking of managed service providers worldwide. This year Channel Futures received a record number of submissions. Applications poured in from Europe, Asia, South America and beyond.

As it has for the last three years, Channel Futures teamed with Clarity Channel Advisors to evaluate these progressive and forward-leaning companies. MSPs were ranked according to a unique methodology, which recognizes that not all revenue streams are created equal. Revenue figures were weighted according to how well the applicant’s business strategy anticipates trends in the fast-evolving channel ecosystem.

“We are delighted and honored to be named to the MSP 501. We’ve always viewed the MSPs ranked in this survey to be examples of the best and being among them is a goal we are proud to have accomplished” said Doug Miller, CEO, The Brightworks Group. “Delivering great, innovative service takes more than just technical expertise. It takes an ability to continually understand what is happening in your customers’ businesses coupled with insight into how to help them best employ technology to meet their goals. It takes a team of people who are more than great engineers, but are great people who care about customers, customers’ businesses, and their teammates. Brightworks Group is proud to have been recognized for our efforts towards excellence in these areas with this award.”

The MSP 501 winners and award recipients will be recognized at a special ceremony at Channel Partners Evolution, held this year October 9-12 in Philadelphia, as well as in the Fall issue of Channel Partners Magazine.

“This year’s applicant pool was the largest and most diverse in the history of the survey, and our winners represent the health and progressivity of the managed services market,” says Kris Blackmon, Channel Futures content director and editor of the MSP 501. “They’re growing their revenue, expanding their customer influence and exploring new technology that will propel them for years to come.”

The full MSP 501 report, available this fall, will leverage applicant responses, interviews and historical data to identify business and technology trends in the IT channel. Highlights will include:

• Revenue growth and business models
• Hiring trends and workforce dynamics
• Business strategies
• Service deliverables
• Business tools and automation investments

The complete 2018 MSP 501 list is available at Channel Futures.

Background

The 2018 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by Channel Futures and its sister site, Channel Partners. Data was collected online from Feb. 28 through May 31, 2018. The MSP 501 list recognizes top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth and other factors.

About The Brightworks Group

The Brightworks Group is a best in class Technology Success Provider (TSP) headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana primarily serving the Midwest. Brightworks provides Managed Information Technology Services, Professional Services and Staff Augmentation.

About Informa

Channel Futures, Channel Partners Online, Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Channel Partners Evolution are part of Informa, the international business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. Informa serves commercial, professional and academic communities, helping them connect and learn, and creating and providing access to content and intelligence that helps people and businesses work smarter and make better decisions faster.

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Additional Media Contacts:

Kris Blackmon,
Content Director, Channel Futures
Editor, MSP 501
Kris.Blackmon@knect365.com