designDATA Named on CRN 2021 MSP 500 List in the Elite 150 Category

Recognized as one of the top managed service providers in North America

Washington, DC – March 1, 2021. Washington, DC-based designDATA is excited to announce that we have been named on CRN’s 2021 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 List in the Elite 150 category.

The Elite 150 category recognizes service providers with robust managed services offerings that include on-premises and off-premises capabilities, serving the mid-market and enterprise space.

CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, composes the annual list to recognize top technology providers and consultants in North America. They focus on organizations whose innovative approach to managed services is changing the IT channel’s landscape.

Innovative Solutions in Uncertain Times

“It’s an honor to be recognized on CRN’s Managed Service Provider 500 list, especially being in the Elite 150 category which is the highest available distinction.” said Matt Ruck, designDATA’s President and CEO. “designDATA is focused on providing solutions that drive business outcomes while supporting many new remote work initiatives. We remain invested in scoping out unique opportunities to bring value and best-in-class support to our clients. This award reflects our commitment to delivering customized, effective, and innovative solutions, no matter what outside influences are currently impacting the business world.”

Offering Expertise and Value to Our Clients

designDATA continues to cultivate expertise in areas we believe are critical to our customers’ success.

For example, designDATA is in the first class of approximately 400 organizations world-wide to participate in the Certified 3rd Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO) process. “This will allow designDATA and our Certified Assessors (CAs) to perform some of the world’s first CMMC Assessments; a critical milestone for the Department of Defense and the security of our Defense Industrial Base.” says Jonathan Roy, Director of Security and Compliance at designDATA.

In November, designDATA was accepted into the Apple Consultants Network. “Being part of the Apple Consultants Network solidifies designDATA’s dedication to providing small and medium businesses with best-in-class IT services that include support for Apple products.” says Jon DeBerry, Director of Apple Enterprise Operations at designDATA.

In addition to enhancing cybersecurity and Apple solutions, designDATA launched Microsoft 365 Business Voice, a cost-effective cloud-based service that greatly streamlines VoIP. “For many, the ongoing global challenges have caused a breakdown in communication and productivity.” explains Matt Ruck, President and CEO of designDATA. “We are committed to fostering more effective communication experiences via Microsoft 365 Business Voice.”

About designDATA

designDATA is an IT Managed Services Provider focused on equipping organizations with scalable solutions that enable teams to do their best work securely. We do this by striving to see the world through our clients’ eyes, aligning IT operations with organizational priorities, and ensuring staff have the resources they need to excel. We provide 24/7 tech support, data center and cloud services, robust cybersecurity solutions, exceptional end-user training, and enterprise-level consulting services.

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