Deerfield, IL, February 19, 2019 – Meridian Group International (MGI), a leading equipment lessor and technology solutions organization announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, named MGI to its 2019 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Elite 150 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with innovative approaches to managed services. These services help customers improve operational efficiencies, maximize return on IT investments, and continuously help them navigate the complexities of IT solutions.
Managed service providers are integral to the success of businesses everywhere. They empower companies to implement and operate complex technologies while staying within their budgets and keeping the focus on their core business. CRN’s MSP 500 list identifies the most groundbreaking managed service organizations, with advanced solutions that have endless potential for growth.
This annual list gets divided into three categories: the MSP Pioneer 250, recognizing companies with business models weighted toward managed services and primarily focused on the SMB market; the MSP Elite 150, acknowledging large, data center-focused MSPs with a robust mix of on-premises and off-premises services; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premises, cloud-based security services.
Meridian Group is well positioned to execute the next phase of the evolving Managed Service market. Our continued knowledge and specialized skills of our technical teams and increasing our global footprint to deliver managed services is essential to our client base. Our fully scalable managed services portfolio proactively helps clients realize significant business value; mitigating risk, increasing asset awareness and building integrated data platforms delivered in the consumption model that fits the business. We support clients from the start; maximizing uptime, anticipating problems before they become issues, and reducing operational expenses.
“Capable MSPs enable companies to take their cloud computing to the next level, streamline spending, effectively allocate limited resources and navigate the vast field of available technologies,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “The companies on CRN’s 2019 MSP 500 list stood out for their innovative services, excellence in adapting to customers’ changing needs and demonstrated the ability to help businesses get the most out of their IT investments.”
“Our expertise in delivering managed services to drive innovation while maintaining current environments and building value on top of legacy systems verifies our most important priority to take care of our customers,” said Brad Ihlenfeld, CEO, Meridian Group International. “We remain committed to enhancing our offerings, bringing total solutions, and giving customers the ability to leverage our resources when theirs might be limited, 24/7 across the globe.”
The MSP500 list is featured in the February 2019 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/msp500.
About Meridian Group International
Meridian Group International, Deerfield, Illinois, is a leading independent lessor of technology, healthcare and industrial equipment — a top provider of IT solutions, services, and global support. With local presence and global reach, Meridian is a comprehensive source for agile technology and financial management solutions across all sectors. Since 1979, Meridian has grown to more than 700 employees across Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific. Learn more at www.onlinemeridian.com
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