Structured Recognized for National Excellence in IT Managed Services
PORTLAND, Ore. (March 1, 2017) – Structured announced today that it was named to the 2017 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Elite 150 category by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company.
This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on IT investments.
“Modern IT departments are being asked to provide more with less, which is why so many organizations are turning to trusted managed service providers like Structured,” said Structured President and CEO Ron Fowler.
“Business mandates task IT with providing insight into the state of information security, better analysis of network traffic and where workloads should reside, faster response times for deploying new IT resources, and they must achieve this with fewer people,” added Fowler. “We saw a gap between what IT departments were being asked to do — and what they could realistically achieve — and launched a managed services division to bridge that gap.”
In today’s fast-paced business environments, MSPs play an important role in helping companies leverage new technologies without straining 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 Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premise, cloud-based security services.
Structured, a member of the MSP Elite 150, offers numerous 24x7x365 managed services from its secure NOC across an array of IT disciplines. Services include comprehensive network infrastructure monitoring and remediation, managed security services and incident response, hosted business communication applications, managed mobility solutions, and cloud computing services.
“Structured is committed to helping clients focus on impactful growth through better allocation of IT resources,” said Brandon Bischoff, manager of Structured’s managed services solutions. “We achieve this by offering a robust suite of managed services that enable customers to offload the work that they do not have the time or expertise to tackle themselves.”
“Managed service providers play an increasingly important role in the day-to-day operations of businesses across North America,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “MSPs help organizations streamline their spending, effectively allocate limited resources, and benefit from advanced expertise in the latest technologies. We congratulate the service providers on CRN’s 2017 MSP500 list, who have continually succeeded in meeting their customers’ changing needs and help them get the most out of their IT investments.”
The MSP500 list is featured online at www.CRN.com/msp500.