DesignDATA Ranked Top IT MSP

Washington D.C. technology consulting firm cracks into “Elite 150” list.

Gaithersburg, MD, February 18, 2015 – designDATA, the leading IT solutions and managed services provider of the Washington, DC, and Charlotte, NC, region, 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.”

The MSP Elite 150 is a list of channel companies who are large, data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premise professional services and off-premise services that provide a recurring revenue stream. 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.

designDATA offers an array of managed technology solutions and consultancy services that help organizations leverage business outcomes and overcome the "break-fix" cycle. Delivering unmatched value to today’s corporate user, designDATA offers Fortune 500 grade resources paired with an exemplary highly experienced and certified staff. Going beyond technology and support, designDATA’s business expertise helps organizations keep their operations current, sustainable and well-positioned for growth.

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.

“designDATA is honored to have been recognized in the MSP500 list as one of the MSP Elite 150 once again. This award recognizes the commitment and dedication of our teams for their outstanding efforts, as well as the programs we’ve developed that support our customers 24 by 7 by 365”, said Vice President, Matthew Ruck. “We take great pride in being able to provide customizable top of the line solutions for our clients. We recognize that our clients rely on our proven technology in addition to our consultants who align their objectives and priorities with technology solutions.” Ruck said. “We will continue to not only stand behind our products, but also behind the promise to our clients to provide cutting-edge and innovative technology solutions and support exceed their expectations. We’re pleased to be able to offer a managed IT solution that enables our clients to get out of “break-fix” mode as well as the server business and focus on running their business.”

This year, CRN’s industry‐focused 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.”

About designDATA

Since 1979, designDATA has proudly served the association and non-profit communities, as well as local businesses. As a SOC1 SSAE16 audited company, designDATA clients enjoy complete end-to-end management of technology functions ranging from end-user helpdesk services, training, systems administration, 24/7 monitoring, high availability server hosting services, fiber optic connectivity, and technology consulting.

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About the Channel Company

The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the sales channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation. 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.

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