NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the global IT solutions and services provider, today announced that it is the top managed services provider (MSP) for the second year in a row as determined by Penton Technology's ninth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition. This distinguished list identifies the world's top 501 managed service providers (MSPs) from diverse technology and business backgrounds.
Dimension Data's managed offerings are in strong demand by more than 200,000 companies globally as they seek services that provide end-to-end technical expertise, service consistency and flexibility across geographies. For the second year, this award highlights Dimension Data's growing managed service portfolio of comprehensive IT services and solutions spanning data centers, security, unified communications and collaboration and a hybrid public and private Managed Cloud Platform™. Designed to deliver transformative technologies that drive organizational agility and flexibility, Dimension Data provides clients with the latest technologies that can grow with their business and technology needs.
"Years of building a robust, multi-vendor managed service portfolio across the data center, cloud, security, collaboration and end-user compute towers has put us in a strong position to fully address the consumption and delivery need of our clients. Dimension Data remains a market innovator by bringing new functions and solutions to clients at a pace that meets their industry demands and provides them with the full value of their investment," said Grant Sainsbury, senior vice president, Strategic Services, Dimension Data Americas. "Being named top service provider for the second year in a row by MSPmentor underscores our commitment to putting our clients' needs first by providing a full-range of quality, reliable services."
The 2016 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by MSPmentor and its partner, Clarity Channel Advisors. Data was collected online from March through April 2016. The MSP 501 list recognizes top cloud service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth and other factors. In addition to a ranking on the MSP 501 list, every company that participated in the study has been assigned a score reflecting its intrinsic value. The measure, known as the Total Service Provider (TSP) score, evaluates an MSP's mix of revenue from various activities, including consulting, cloud, reselling and managed services.
"On behalf of Penton and MSPmentor, I would like to congratulate Dimension Data for its recognition as an MSP 501 honoree," said Aldrin Brown, editor in chief, MSPmentor. "The managed service provider market is evolving at a rapid pace and Dimension Data along with all the companies showcased on the 2016 MSP 501 list represent the most agile, flexible and innovative organizations in the industry."
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About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. Visit us at http://www.dimensiondata.com/en-US, like us on http://www.facebook.com/DimensionDataAmericas or follow us @DimensionDataAM.
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