designDATA ranked #70 worldwide

Washington, DC – May 23, 2016: designDATA has once again been named to Penton Technology’s ninth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished report identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). The complete 501 list is currently available on the MSPmentor website.

“It’s a tremendous honor to once again be recognized by MSPMentor as one of the top 100 managed service providers globally,” said Matt Ruck, Vice President of designDATA. “designDATA’s objective is to help businesses manage technology; which is critical to success, but not their core competency. Being recognized as a top managed service provider not only means we are excellent at what we do, but that we are successful as a team in keeping true to our goal.”

“On behalf of Penton and MSPmentor, I would like to congratulate designDATA for its recognition as an MSP 501 honoree," said Aldrin Brown, Editor in Chief, MSPmentor. “The managed service provider market is evolving at a rapid pace and the companies showcased on the 2016 MSP 501 list represent the most agile, flexible and innovative organizations in the industry.”

designDATA also congratulates our sister company, Arctic IT, on their inclusion in the 2016 MSP 501 list. Arctic IT is a Microsoft Gold Partner, with practice areas in Microsoft Sharepoint, Dynamics CRM, and Dynamics GP systems.

The 2016 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by MSPmentor and its partner, Clarity Channel Advisors. Data was collected online from March through April 2016. The MSP 501 list recognizes top cloud service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth and other factors. In addition to a ranking on the MSP 501 list, every company that participated in the study has been assigned a score reflecting its intrinsic value. The measure, known as the Total Service Provider (TSP) score, evaluates an MSP’s mix of revenue from various activities, including consulting, cloud, reselling and managed services.

This annual global ranking as one of the world's top 501 managed services providers directly reflects designDATA’s expertise in supporting associations and nonprofits in the Washington, DC and Charlotte, NC region. Through new partnerships and expanded services, designDATA continues to be the thought leader in proving managed services can move far beyond helpdesk services and data centers.

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. designDATA is a leader in the Managed Services practice, providing high quality infrastructure management, end user support, outstanding IT consultancy services and data center solutions to mid-sized organizations. Delivering unmatched value to today’s information worker, designDATA offers Fortune 500 grade resources paired with a highly experienced and certified staff. With more than 37 years of managed services and consulting experience across multiple industries and technical competencies; designDATA helps organizations keep their technology operations current, sustainable, and well-positioned for growth. designDATA and Arctic IT are subsidiaries of Doyon Government Group.

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Matt Ruck, Vice President

Aldrin Brown, Editor in Chief, MSPmentor

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