Nine Lives Media names IT Authorities to the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition

Seventh Annual Report Identifies World’s Top 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs)

March 4th, 2014: IT Authorities has surfaced on Nine Lives Media’s seventh-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition (, a distinguished list and report identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). This year’s report includes:

  • MSPmentor 501 Global Edition
  • MSPmentor 100 Small Business Edition (top MSPs with 10 or fewer employees)
  • MSPmentor 200 North America Edition
  • MSPmentor 50 EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Edition
  • MSPmentor 25 AANZ (Asia, Australia, New Zealand) Edition
  • New: In-depth data tracking of per user and per device pricing data.

“Being ranked 99th on the world stage is a massive accomplishment for us. We owe our gratitude to the hundreds of loyal small to medium sized businesses that call us their Managed Services Provider”, said Jason Caras, Co-CEO. “The investments in time and money that we made in setting up systems, processes, automation and documentation has been the key to our success”, said Jason Pollner, Co-CEO.

The MSPmentor 501 report is based on data from MSPmentor’s global online survey, conducted October-December 2013. The MSPmentor 501 report recognizes top managed service providers based on a range of metrics, including annual managed services revenue growth, revenue per employee, managed services offered and customer devices managed.

“MSPmentor congratulates IT Authorities on this unique honor,” said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a Penton business. “Qualifying for our MSPmentor 501 Global Edition puts IT Authorities in rare company.”

MSPs on this year’s global 501 list lifted their combined annual recurring revenues $2.61 billion, continuing seven straight years of strong growth. Together, those MSPs now manage more than 700,000 servers, according to Jessica Davis, managing editor, MSPmentor.

MSPmentor, produced by Nine Lives Media, is the ultimate guide to managed services. MSPmentor features the industry’s top-ranked blog, research, Channel Expert Hour Webcasts and FastChat videos. It is the number one online media destination for managed service providers in the world.

About IT Authorities

IT Authorities is a Cloud and Managed IT Service Provider headquartered in Tampa, Florida that offers Cloud Services and Managed IT Services to small and medium sized businesses throughout the United States.

The Company helps businesses keep their computer systems in the most optimum, reliable and secure state. They do this by effectively managing computer systems through rigorous preventative maintenance, supporting end users and/or internal IT departments and providing expert strategy and lending our expertise to assist in making sound IT investments.

Accolades include:

  • Ranked in the Top 100 Cloud providers in the World by TalkinCloud
  • Ranked in the Top 100 Managed Services Providers in the World by MSPMentor
  • Ranked Inc. Magazine 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America
  • Ranked in the Tampa Bay’s Fastest Growing Companies
  • Voted the #1 Company to Work for in Florida by Florida Trend Magazine
  • Voted Best Places to Work by the Tampa Bay Business Journal
  • Voted Best Companies for Leaders by Chief Executive Magazine

IT Authorities, Inc.
Jason Caras, Co-CEO

About Nine Lives Media

Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton (, defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. The company’s IT channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor (, The VAR Guy ( and Talkin’ Cloud (

Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton
Jessica Davis, Managing Editor, MSPmentor