This article was written for our sponsor, Technology Associates

Every year, Channel Futures — a media brand that unites various tech-based companies and showcases the latest trends and innovations — compiles its Managed Service Providers 501, a list consisting of the biggest, best and brightest managed service providers in the world.

Sometimes referred to as cloud service providers, these companies remotely manage customers’ IT infrastructure and certain operations, making them a key component in the security and overall performance of the clients they serve.

In determining this year’s rankings, MSPs from across the world completed an in-depth survey and application, self-reporting on things such as:

  • Product offerings
  • Annual total and recurring revenues, profits, and revenue mix
  • Growth opportunities
  • Company and customer demographic information

From there, Channel Futures carefully ranked each company based on its own weighted methodology, evaluating revenue figures according to long-term health and viability, commitment to recurring revenue, and operational efficiency. The final list is a collection of some of the most elite managed service providers in the world.

Since 1997, Technology Associates — a full-service technology solutions firm — has specialized in providing Managed IT Services and Support to small and medium-sized North Carolina businesses. This year, the Cary-based company has been awarded a spot on the MSP 501 list, joining the ranks of other elite companies across the globe that have made a significant impact in the managed service industry.

“Technology Associates is blessed with an outstanding team of passionate people who made this happen,” said Eric Hobbs, CEO of Technology Associates. “Our Insight process drives awesome results, and our continued growth is a testament to the value we bring to our clients. The MSP 501 is recognition of the discipline exhibited by our team in continuing to refine our services to meet an ever-evolving landscape and the needs of our clients.”

Since the MSP 501 list was started 13 years ago, the criteria have evolved to make space for a dynamic mix of companies. The businesses chosen for the list — whether service providers, vendors, distributors, consultants, or industry analysts — exhibit innovation, proficiency, and expertise that make them leaders in the digital landscape, defining the growing managed service opportunity.

In many ways, companies that have been named to the MSP 501 list serve as models for others in the industry — and Technology Associates is helping put the Triangle area on the map as a leading location for innovation.

“These benchmarks are what local businesses should examine when choosing a managed service provider with the experience, skillset, business knowledge, and defined strategy to help them succeed in this fast-changing digital landscape,” said Kris Blackmon, senior content director at Channel Partners and Channel Futures. “In all of the managed service providers that North Carolina has to offer, Technology Associates stands as a shining example of excellence.”

Moving forward, Technology Associates hopes to continue leading through innovation and providing its customers across North Carolina with cutting-edge managed IT services and support — and through their role on the MSP 501 list, the company’s data will play a larger part in determining future market intelligence insights and trend reports.

This information will help not only Channel Future and Channel Partners in curating new events and educational materials but will also serve as a lynchpin for dozens of programs and initiatives, making a global impact on the managed service industry from right here in the Triangle.

This article was written for our sponsor, Technology Associates