SWC Ranks As World’s Top Managed Service Providers

April 1, 2015   //   News

SWC Technology Partners, an award-winning provider of IT solutions to midmarket organizations, announced that for the fifth year in a row it has ranked among the MSPmentors’s top 100 managed service providers in the world.

MSPmentor’s annual list of the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs) uses a number of different criteria to select the top MSPs, including annual recurring revenues, dollar growth, percentage growth, devices managed and many more.

“I think our ranking speaks to the maturity of our services and the level of support we are able to offer our customers,” said Susie Cummings, Vice President of Managed Services and Infrastructure Solutions at SWC Technology Partners. “Many midmarket businesses are starting to realize the strategic value that IT can bring to the table. There are many commodity-related tasks like patching, monitoring, production support and service desk that are keeping them from realizing the value and the full potential of their impact on the business. We’re helping customers with this culture shift where IT is focused on making them money, not costing them money.”

SWC first began offering remote network monitoring services over eight years ago. Today, SWC’s managed services have gradually expanded to include remote service desk, virtual DBA, security managed services, on-site staffing and virtual CIO services focused on strategic planning. SWC’s managed services practice accounts for more than 25% of total revenue—and has sustained a nearly 30% growth rate over the last five years.

“It is very difficult to find the right IT talent in today’s competitive market, especially in certain industries,” said Director of Managed Services and Delivery Operations at SWC Technology Partners. “SWC works hard to attract and retain the right IT talent who can provide a breath of services to supplement our customer’s internal needs, so that their teams can focus on driving revenue and achieving business goals.”

SWC also offers enhanced managed services which include 24/7 support and monitoring for Microsoft Exchange, Lync (Skype for Business), SharePoint and CRM.

“Businesses don’t just run between 8 AM and 5 PM anymore,” said Cummings. “You need 24/7 coverage for your environment and your users. If I’m a business owner and my employees are willing to work at 10 o’clock at night or on the weekends, I want to support them. Comprehensive, around the clock support is no longer just a ‘nice to have,’ it’s a necessity.”

“MSPmentor congratulates SWC on this unique honor,” said Amy Katz, President of Nine Lives Media, a Penton business. “Qualifying for our MSPmentor 501 Global Edition puts SWC in rare company.”

The total annual recurring revenues for all companies on the 2015 MSPmentor 501 list reached a record high of $3.95 billion in 2014, up 26.5% year-over-year. Together those MSPs manage more than 881,000 physical servers and network devices (up 18%), 532,000 virtual machines (up 52%), 1.04 million smartphones and tablets (up 31%) and 2.9 million PCs (up 26%).

About SWC Technology Partners
SWC Technology Partners is an award-winning provider of IT solutions to midsize organizations. For 35 years, SWC has excelled at delivering technology solutions that optimize productivity, strengthen customer relationships, enhance data sharing and drive profitability.

Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, SWC has been honored to receive numerous awards including being recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of the Best Places to Work, one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for, and making the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S.

To learn more about SWC’s Managed IT services, email or call 630.572.0240.

About Nine Lives Media
Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton, defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. The company’s IT channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor, The VAR Guy and Talkin’ Cloud.