SWC Technology Partners Named to Managed Service Provider 500 List by CRN

February 17, 2015   //   News

Company Recognized for Exemplary Approach to Delivery of Managed IT Services

SWC Technology Partners, an award-winning IT technology consulting firm, today announced it has earned recognition on The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Pioneer 250. This annual list distinguishes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose leading approach to managed services enables their customers to improve operational efficiencies, elicit greater value from their IT investments and successfully leverage technology to achieve a greater competitive advantage.

In today’s world of outsourced IT, the expertise of MSPs has become increasingly important to organizations. The plethora of choices in terms of consumption and procurement of technology can become overwhelming. To help facilitate companies’ selection and adoption of managed services and providers, CRN, the leading media outlet for technology vendors and solution providers who serve end-user customers, has identified the top 500 MSPs.

This year, CRN’s industry‐focused directory highlights the Top 500 MSPs in three categories: 100 Hosting Providers who are experienced in providing mainly off-premise, or cloud-based services; 150 Elite Service Providers who are large data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premises professional services as well as off-premises services; and 250 Progressive Service Providers who have a business model heavily weighted toward managed services geared toward the small and midsize business market.

Over the last nine years, SWC’s managed services has helped meet the midmarket’s increasing investment in technology, focusing on helping clients develop strategic plans while enabling them to become more productive and efficient. In 2014, SWC’s managed services made up 24% of total revenue.

“We are excited to rank on CRN’s 2015 MSP Pioneer 250 list for the second year in a row,” said Susie Cummings, Vice President of Managed Services and Infrastructure Solutions at SWC Technology Partners. “We owe our success to our dedicated team who have built a great reputation among our clientele and have contributed to tremendous company growth.”

“The allure of Everything-as-a-Service to organizations is largely rooted in the appeal of predictable operational expenses, cost-cutting, resource allocation and access to on-demand/pay-as-you-go technology. Therein lies a great need for the expertise of managed service providers,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “We congratulate the managed service providers who have engineered, or re-engineered, their businesses to deliver the services their customers rely on for future growth and ongoing success.”

Coverage of the MSP500 will be featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com,

About SWC Technology Partners
SWC Technology Partners is an award-winning provider of IT solutions to midsize organizations. 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 needs of midmarket organizations including managed services; infrastructure solutions such as Unified Communications, Microsoft System Center, virtualization and network security; software solutions including Microsoft SharePoint, business intelligence, CRM and custom development; and digital marketing services including website design, digital creative, Search Engine Optimization, and social media.

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 in 2012, 2013 and 2014, one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 and making the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

To learn more, email or call 630.572.0240.

About the Channel Company
The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the sales channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology sales channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships.

Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.