SWC Technology Partners Rated One of the Top 100 Managed Service Providers in the World

March 9, 2011   //   News

Oak Brook, IL, March 9th, 2011 – IT solutions provider SWC Technology Partners, offers full-service IT solutions to Chicago area mid-market organizations, has ranked among the top 100 managed service providers in the world.

The MSPmentor 100, a list and research report identifying the world’s top 100 managed service providers, is compiled each year by Nine Lives Media Inc. The report, available at http://www.MSPmentor.net/top-100-msps, recognizes top managed service providers based on a range of metrics including annual managed services revenue growth, revenue per employee and number of customer devices managed. The list includes companies from North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australia.

SWC ranks 22nd in the total number of devices managed and 79th in growth.

“We take Managed Services very seriously. Our clients have to believe with 100% certainty that what we bring to the table is going to ensure a better, more efficient and high performing IT environment,” said Bob Knott, President, SWC Technology Partners. “This is an outcome that hasn’t happened by accident. Our success delivering Managed Services is a result of several years of commitment and investment in an organization that is now recognized as one of the best in the world. I could not be more proud.”

Susie Cummings, SWC Vice President of Managed Services, said SWC sees steadily rising demand for managed services. “IT solutions are more complex than they were previously, and many companies that scaled back in the past now realize they need more manpower and specialized skills to manage their IT,” she said.

“Nine Lives Media Inc. and MSPmentor congratulate SWC Technology Partners for earning this distinguished honor,” said Amy Katz, CEO of Nine Lives Media Inc. “The annual MSPmentor 100 survey attracts participants from across the globe. Qualifying for the final MSPmentor 100 list is a great accomplishment.”

“We continue to see accelerating momentum for the world’s top MSPs,” added Joe Panettieri, editorial director of MSPmentor. “The top 100 MSPs generated more than $1 billion in recurring revenues for 2010, up 27 percent from 2009. That’s remarkable growth considering the challenging global economic landscape in 2010.”

SWC is one of four Chicagoland firms included on the 2011 list.

About SWC Technology Partners

Chicago area SWC Technology Partners is an award-winning provider of IT solutions to midsize 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 and 2009. To learn more, visit www.swc.com or email contact@swc.com or call 630.572.0240. Follow SWC on Facebook and on Twitter @SWCTechPartners.

About Nine Lives Media Inc.

Nine Lives Media Inc. defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. Founded in 2008, Nine Lives Media Inc. has generated profitable, debt-free growth since its inception. The company’s market leading blogs and online destinations 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.