Santa Barbara, CA, February 16, 2016 – CIO Solutions, announced today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named CIO Solutions to its 2016 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the MSP Pioneer 250 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.
CIO Solutions is considered to be one of the fastest growing companies in the Central Coast. Most of CIO Solutions’ current staff is comprised of senior level computer and networking engineers who provide customized IT solutions, with all-inclusive on and off-site network management and support; private and “hybrid” cloud computing; other virtualization solutions; enterprise storage design and unified communication solutions.
“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.”
“We have an excellent track record for meeting our clients’ needs on the first call and for coming up with tailored solutions for our clients no matter where they are on their own growth curve,” explained, CIO Solutions’ President, Eric Egolf.
The MSP 500 list will be featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/msp500.