ODESSA, FL (PRWEB) February 21, 2012 – The Launch Pad, has been ranked No. 72 on the fifth annual MSPmentor 100 list, a distinguished list and report identifying the world’s top 100 managed service providers (MSPs). Up from No. 92 in 2011, with a three year sales growth of over 245%, The Launch Pad also ranked No. 2 in the state of Florida and No. 58 of the top 200 North American MSPs.
All of the honorees can be found by visiting http://www.mspmentor.net/top-100-msps
The MSPmentor 100 report and the MSPmentor 200 North America Edition is based on data from MSPmentor’s global online survey, conducted October-December 2011. The MSPmentor 100 report recognizes top managed service providers based on a range of metrics, including annual managed services revenue growth, revenue per employee, managed services offered and customer devices managed.
“2011 was a year of evolution for MSPs and re-strategizing the MSP delivery model.” said The Launch Pad CEO, Ilene Rosoff. “We have all worked very hard to continue to be relevant and to grow as cloud services and other “deskless” technologies move into the SMB realm. I am proud of our team and ithe innovation we and other successful MSPs continue to build into our services and for our client’s success.”
“Nine Lives Media and MSPmentor congratulate The Launch Pad for earning this distinguished honor and for its leadership position in North America,” said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media. “As our expanded survey results reveal, the annual MSPmentor 100 survey attracts MSPs from across the globe. Qualifying for our MSPmentor 100 Global Edition list is a great accomplishment.”
“MSPs on this year’s global 100 list lifted their annual recurring revenues 28 percent to $1.04 billion, an incredible showing considering the economic uncertainty all IT services providers faced,” said Joe Panettieri, editorial director of Nine Lives Media. “Those MSPs are now managing 2.7 million desktop and mobile devices for customers, an incredible jump of 50 percent from 2010.”
MSPmentor, produced by Nine Lives Media, is the ultimate guide to managed services. MSPmentor features the industry’s top-ranked blog, research, Channel Expert Hour Webcasts and FastChat videos. It is the number one online media destination for managed service providers in the world.
Founded in 1992, The Launch Pad provides a suite of IT management and IT support services nationwide. Nonprofit organizations, professional service firms and small manufacturing companies are among those businesses benefiting for the RevITup suite of hosted applications, data backup and recovery, green technologies and turnkey virtualization solutions. With this latest designation The Launch Pad finds itself with a growing trophy case of awards. In 2011, for the 3rd straight year, the company was lauded by Inc. 5000 and Tampa Fast 50 of fastest growing companies. The Launch Pad is proud to announce they are officially offering franchise opportunities nationwide.
About Nine Lives Media Inc.
Nine Lives Media Inc. defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. Founded in 2008, Nine Lives Media Inc. has generated profitable, debt-free growth since its inception. The company’s market leading blogs and online destinations include MSPmentor (www.MSPmentor.net), The VAR Guy (www.TheVARguy.com), Talkin’ Cloud (www.TalkinCloud.com), VARtweet (www.VARtweet.com) and MSPtweet (www.MSPtweet.com). For more information, visit www.NineLivesMediaInc.com.
About The Launch Pad
The Launch Pad is a leading managed IT services provider to small- and medium-sized businesses and nonprofit organizations. By delivering premier, fixed-fee managed IT infrastructure, data protection and software services; The Launch Pad offers a smart, worry-free way to plan and manage technology and web systems. With The Launch Pad’s technology expertise and integrated team approach, businesses gain vital competitive advantages—increased productivity, enhanced infrastructure reliability, protection for crucial information assets and freedom to focus on your core business. The Launch Pad’s credo; You pursue your vision, we’ll manage the technology. For more information, visit www.launchpadonline.com.
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