SWC Earns Top 100 Managed Service Provider Honors for 2nd Year

March 6, 2012   //   News

Key Component of Broad Array of IT Services for Midmarket Organizations

Oak Brook, IL, March 6, 2012 – IT consulting firm SWC Technology Partners, a Chicago area provider of full-service IT solutions to midmarket organizations, ranks among the top 100 managed services providers in the world for the second consecutive year according to a just-released MSPmentor report by Nine Lives Media, Inc. The ranking is based on managed services offered, customer devices managed, annual managed services growth, revenue per employee and a range of other factors.

SWC earned a slot in the MSPmentor 100 Global Edition 2012, a rating of providers from North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australia. The firm also ranked in the top 200 of the MSPmentor 200 North America Edition, the first MSPmentor report to focus exclusively on managed services in North America.

SWC’s appearance on both lists reflects a 25% growth in both managed services revenues and number of devices managed between 2010 and 2011. A growing number of businesses rely on the company’s remote network monitoring, analysis, patch management, repair and related services to achieve 24/7 coverage, minimize downtime risks, and free their IT teams to do higher-value work. SWC also offers advanced managed services ranging from remote help desk to virtual database, Microsoft Exchange, storage and security support as part of its mission to assist midmarket companies in optimizing their IT delivery.

These services complement SWC’s broader service portfolio, which includes unified communications, virtualization, network security, SharePoint, business intelligence, virtual CIO services and other capabilities that help midmarket customers meet their business needs.

“Our managed services practice is a natural outgrowth of our focus on midmarket companies. Our customers typically lack the resources for 24/7 in-house monitoring of servers, applications and other technology infrastructure components, so they outsource those responsibilities to us,” said Susie Cummings, VP, Managed Services, SWC Technology Partners. “They don’t have to expand their IT staff, and they have access to specialists to design and implement enhancements or troubleshoot when required. That’s why our managed services business is growing.”

SWC is one of only two Illinois firms included on the global 2012 MSPmentor list and nine on the North American report.

About SWC Technology Partners

SWC Technology Partners is an award-winning provider of IT solutions to midsize Chicago businesses. For more than 30 years, SWC has excelled at delivering technology solutions that optimize productivity, strengthen customer relationships, enhance data sharing and drive profitability. SWC specializes in the technology solutions that match the business needs of midmarket organizations including managed services; infrastructure solutions such as Unified Communications, virtualization and network security; and software solutions including SharePoint, business intelligence and custom development. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, SWC is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner and was honored as a Microsoft Central Region Partner of the Year in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012. Click to learn more, about SWC’s Chicago IT consulting services, or email contact@swc.com or call 630.572.0240. Follow SWC on Facebook and on Twitter @SWCTechPartners.

About Nine Lives Media

Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media, defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. The company’s IT channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor (www.MSPmentor.net), The VAR Guy (www.TheVARguy.com), Talkin’ Cloud (www.TalkinCloud.com), VARtweet (www.VARtweet.com) and MSPtweet (www.MSPtweet.com). For more information, visit www.NineLivesMediaInc.com.