MSP501 2020 Press Release
Thursday August 6, 2020
SpotLink® Ranked #28 Among World’s Most Elite 501
Managed Service Providers
Annual MSP 501 Identifies Best-in-Class Global MSP Businesses
& Leading Trends in Managed Services
JULY 28, 2020: SpotLink® has been ranked #28 among the world’s premier managed service providers on the prestigious 2020 annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings. SpotLink ranked #394 in 2018.
For the 13th year running, MSPs from around the globe completed an exhaustive survey and application this spring to self-report product offerings, annual total and recurring revenues, profits, revenue mix, growth opportunities and company and customer demographic information. Applicants are ranked on a unique methodology that weights revenue figures according to long-term health and viability; commitment to recurring revenue; and operational efficiency.
Besides being ranked #28 globally, SpotLink® also attained the following rankings:
- #1 in San Diego County
- #3 in Southern California
- #4 in all of California
- #26 in the United States.
“SpotLink® has been on the forefront of innovative technology solutions for over 20 years," said Robert Hood, CEO & Founder of SpotLink. "We are not only proud of our inclusion in the MSP501 list as evidence of our commitment to excellence in our industry, but also that we have moved up from #394 in 2018, to #28 in 2020”
In the 13 years since its inception, the MSP 501 has evolved from a competitive ranking list into a vibrant group of service providers, vendors, distributors, consultants and industry analysts working together to define the growing managed service opportunity.
“For the third year running, the applicant pool for the annual MSP 501 has grown year-over-year, making this year’s list the most competitive in the survey’s history,” says Kris Blackmon, Senior Content Director at Channel Partners and Channel Futures. “The MSP 501 leveraged judgement methodology brand-new in 2020 to drill down into not just what makes a big managed service provider, but what makes a great managed service provider. The 2020 winners are truly the best examples of innovation, business acumen and strategic savvy on the planet. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the 2020 winners and gratitude to the thousands of MSPs that have contributed to the continuing growth and success of both the 501 and the thriving managed services sector.”
Ten MSP 501 special award winners will be recognized at the MSP 501 Awards Gala at Channel Partners Virtual: Digital Events for the Modern Channel on September 8 – 10. Nominations for these special awards, including Digital Innovator of the Year, Executive of the Year and the Newcomer Award, were included in the MSP 501 application, and all candidates were encouraged to submit for them.
The data collected by the annual MSP 501 program drives Channel Partners’ and Channel Futures’ market intelligence insights, creating robust data sets and data-based trend reports that support our editorial coverage, event programming, community and networking strategies and educational offerings. It serves as a lynchpin to dozens of programs and initiatives.
The complete 2020 MSP 501 list is available at Channel Futures.
The 2020 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by Channel Futures and its sister site, Channel Partners. Data was collected online from Mar. 1 through June 30, 2018. The MSP 501 list recognizes top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, profit margin and other factors.
SpotLink® is dedicated to providing the technology solutions that enhance the productivity of businesses. With nearly 20 years of experience in Computer and Network Infrastructure and Security, we are uniquely qualified to design, deploy, secure and maintain IT and software systems, and develop custom technology solutions that will be a competitive business asset. We support clients locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
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The partnership and speed on this project represented exceptional collaboration.
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