MSP501 awardOctober 10, 2018: MicroAge Kingston ranks among the world’s 501 most strategic and innovative managed service providers (MSPs), according to Channel Futures 11th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings.

The MSP 501 is the first, largest and most comprehensive ranking of managed service providers worldwide. This year Channel Futures received a record number of submissions. Applications poured in from Europe, Asia, South America and beyond.

As it has for the last three years, Channel Futures teamed with Clarity Channel Advisors to evaluate these progressive and forward-leaning companies. MSPs were ranked according to our unique methodology, which recognizes that not all revenue streams are created equal. We weighted revenue figures according to how well the applicant’s business strategy anticipates trends in the fast-evolving channel ecosystem.

MSP 501 winners Jason Dittmann, Phil Palmieri, Rick Kramer and Sergio Lima accept their awards at the MSP 501 Awards Dinner on October 10 in Philadelphia, PA.“Being Ranked in the MSP 501 is a tremendous honour for MicroAge Kingston” states MicroAge Kingston President Rick Kramer. “This award is another validation of the awesome people we have at MicroAge as we continually strive to provide the best solutions for our clients. Being recognized by Chanel Futures as a winner of an award of such a wide scope is proof of the value we deliver to our clients every day.”

“MicroAge also wishes to thank our wonderful clients who allow us to help them to be successful. We appreciate the trust you put in us, and we will strive to continue improving our service as we move forward together.”

The MSP 501 winners and award recipients were recognized at a special ceremony at Channel Partners Evolution, held this year October 9-12 in Philadelphia, as well as in the Fall issue of Channel Partners Magazine.

“This year’s applicant pool was the largest and most diverse in the history of the survey, and our winners represent the health and progressivity of the managed services market,” says Kris Blackmon, Channel Futures content director and editor of the MSP 501. “They’re growing their revenue, expanding their customer influence and exploring new technology that will propel them for years to come.”

The full MSP 501 report, leverages applicant responses, interviews and historical data to identify business and technology trends in the IT channel. Highlights will include:

• Revenue growth and business models
• Hiring trends and workforce dynamics
• Business strategies
• Service deliverables
• Business tools and automation investments

The complete 2018 MSP 501 list is available at Channel Futures.


The 2018 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by Channel Futures and its sister site, Channel Partners. Data was collected online from Feb. 28 through May 31, 2018. The MSP 501 list recognizes top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth and other factors.

About MicroAge Kingston

MicroAge Kingston is a locally owned IT business that delights in helping businesses and non profits make the most of their technology, so they can realize improved efficiencies, greater security and a healthier bottom line. As part of the MicroAge network, Canada’s largest network of independent franchise locations, MicroAge Kingston enjoys the strength of a National Organization and the community of being a locally owned business.

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Kris Blackmon,
Content Director, Channel Futures
Editor, MSP 501