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IT Authorities Named to CRN’s Managed Service Provider 500 List

Company Recognized for Forward-Thinking Approach to Meeting the Needs of Today’s IT Channel

Tampa, FL, February 18th, 2014 – IT Authorities, today announced it has been named to CRN’s Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Pioneer 250. The annual list recognizes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose cutting-edge approach to managed services puts end-user customers in the best position to improve efficiencies, cut costs and speed time to market for their own products and services.

In today’s world of computing power, end users are barraged by options. CRN, the leading media outlet for vendors and solution providers attempting to understand sales and service channels, selected the top MSPs in order to bring clarity to the decision-making process.

This year, CRN’s MSP500 is broken down into three groups highlighting the MSP Elite 150, who are large data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premise professional services as well as off-premise services; the MSP Pioneer 250, who have a business model heavily weighted toward managed services focused on the small- and midsize-business market; and the MSP Hosting Service Provider 100, who own and operate their own data centers, providing a wide array of subscription-based outsourced services.

Jason Caras, Co-CEO said “Helping businesses make sense of the IT and cloud landscape so that their businesses can realize real, is at the core of the various solutions IT Authorities provides.”

“The managed services landscape continues to evolve rapidly as organizations are discovering they can impact both bottom-line and top-line growth,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “When it comes to strong managed services and off-premise solutions, these companies are the industry’s proven leaders, showing just how they can change the game for their customers and we congratulate them on their success.”

“With countless MSP’s and cloud providers to choose from the customer needs to know how to evaluate them to ensure a good fit for their business. Making the 2014 MSP500 is testament that we are regarded as a trusted resource and the go to MSP and cloud provider in Tampa Bay, said Jason Pollner, Co-CEO.
Coverage of the MSP500 will be featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.

About IT Authorities, Inc.
IT Authorities is a Managed Services Provider and a Cloud Provider headquartered in Tampa, Florida. The company has been ranked in the Top100 Managed services Providers in the World and the Top Cloud Providers in the World. The company keeps business computer networks in the most optimum, reliable and secure state, while also providing end user support and guidance to the stakeholders of small to medium sized businesses. Services offered include managed services, cloud hosting, backup and disaster recovery, IT outsourcing, professional services and software-as-a-service.

About the Channel Company
The Channel Company is the sales channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue. 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.