OLDSMAR, FL (PRWEB) February 19, 2016– Managed IT Service Provider, The Launch Pad, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named The Launch Pad to its 2016 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the MSP Elite 150 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their top-notch offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on IT investments.
In today’s fast-paced business environments, MSPs play an important role in helping companies leverage new technologies without straining their budgets or losing focus on their core business. CRN’s MSP 500 list shines a light on the most forward-thinking and innovative of these key organizations.
The list is divided into three categories: the MSP Pioneer 250, recognizing companies with business models weighted toward managed services and largely focused on the SMB market; the MSP Elite 150, recognizing large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on-premise and off-premise services; and the MSP Hosting Service Provider 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premise, cloud-based services..
Founded in 1992, The Launch Pad has successfully navigated the fast-paced technology industry, emerging as one of the Tampa Bay Area’s 50 fastest growing, privately held companies and a leader in providing IT & Web services to businesses.
“2015 was a year of evolution for MSPs and re-strategizing the MSP delivery model.” said The Launch Pad CEO, Ilene Rosoff. “It is very exciting to witness Cloud services, mobile devices and other “deskless” technologies explode in the SMB realm and to be a key facilitator in bringing the best that technology to our clients. I am proud of our team and invigorated by the success of other Managed IT Service companies like The Launch Pad who are chaperoning this technology to their small business clients”.
“MSPs meet a critical need in the IT market, providing customized, turnkey services that allow for predictable operational expenses, effective control of expenditures, precise allocation of limited resources and convenient access to on-demand and pay-as-you-go technology,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate the service providers of the MSP 500, who continually reinvent themselves to successfully meet their customers’ changing needs, helping businesses get the most out of their IT investments and sharpen their competitive edge.” The MSP 500 list will be featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/msp500.
About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com
About The Launch Pad
The Launch Pad assists small and mid-sized organizations in Florida and across the country to use and manage technology more effectively in their business. The Launch Pad’s RevITup Business Care Series offers a suite of managed technology and data protection services which include IT management, professional services, hosted and Cloud solutions backed by an award-winning 24x7x365 support team. Our Client Solutions Team delivers expert technology support and service nationwide from our beautiful new service center in Oldsmar, Florida.
In 2011, The Launch Pad continued its expansion by introducing the first national managed IT services franchise. The franchise offers technology focused entrepreneurs a complete ―Business-in-a-Box model offering managed technology services for high-demand professionals such as law firms, CPAs, engineers and healthcare. For more information, visit www.launchpadonline.com or contact Megan Meisner, Business Development Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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