ST. CLOUD, MN, FEBRUARY 14, 2022 — Marco, a leading technology services company, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Marco to its Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Elite 150 category for 2022. CRN’s annual MSP 500 list identifies the leading service providers in North America whose forward-thinking approaches to managed services are changing the landscape of the IT channel, helping end users increase efficiency and simplify IT solutions, while maximizing their return on investment.The annual MSP 500 list is divided into three sections: the MSP Pioneer 250, the MSP Elite 150, and the Managed Security 100. Marco was recognized in the MSP Elite 150 category, which recognizes large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on and off-premises services.
MSPs are critically important to the stability, security and long-term success of businesses worldwide. MSPs not only empower organizations to leverage intricate technologies, but also help them focus on their core business goals without the need to add highly specialized, full-time IT staff.
Managed Service Providers have been an integral part of modern business infrastructure for quite some time. But recently, many more organizations are finding them indispensable. While the pandemic may have slowed down the operations of many consumer-facing organizations due to supply chain issues and staffing shortages, evolving cybersecurity threats and the ongoing challenges of remote work have only accelerated the pace of technology across every sector. Small to mid-sized businesses and nonprofits which never had to worry about being on the cutting edge of IT developments have now found themselves increasingly dependent on MSPs to guarantee reliable operation.
“In addition to having to adjust their own business operations to account for the changed conditions during the pandemic, MSPs have also seen increased demand for their managed communications, collaboration and security services,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The solution providers on our 2022 MSP 500 list deserve credit for their innovative and game-changing approaches to managed services in these unpredictable times, as well as their ability to optimize operational efficiencies and systems without straining IT budgets.”
It’s an incredible honor for any technology business to receive international recognition. But Marco considers its greatest achievement to be the wins it delivers for its clients. Marco’s Chief Operating Officer Trevor Akervik states, “We’re thrilled to again be featured as an Elite 150 provider in 2022. This honor for Marco validates our pursuit to align our offerings to a managed service model and is an acknowledgment of our hard work to provide industry-leading services.”
The MSP 500 list will be featured in the February 2022 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/msp500.