PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Strategic Products and Services (SPS), a unified communications systems integrator and managed service provider, today announced it has been named to CRN's Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Elite 150.
SPS specializes in design, installation and support of unified communications and collaboration applications, including video, mobility, infrastructure, bridging, contact center, and associated managed and cloud-based services.
The annual list recognizes 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. CRN selected the top MSPs in order to bring clarity to the decision-making process.
CRN's MSP 500 is segmented into three groups highlighting the MSP Elite 150, who are large data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premises professional services as well as off-premises 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.
"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-premises 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."
Coverage of the MSP 500 will be featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.
Strategic Products and Services (SPS) is a global, multi-vendor systems integrator of business communication solutions, with over 20 years of profitable growth and offices in more than 30 North American cities. As a specialized systems integrator, SPS has design, technical and implementation depth in all aspects of infrastructure technology, roadmap planning, consulting and ongoing services for contact center, unified communications, managed services and private cloud solutions.
SPS maintains strategic partnerships and certifications with more than 15 key manufacturers, including Avaya (Platinum), Cisco (Premier), Microsoft (Gold), Polycom, NICE and HP. With the competencies gained through these partnerships, SPS provides a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio of products, applications, managed services and cloud-based solutions to support enterprises throughout North America.
SPS has earned numerous awards and recognition from its strategic partners, including being named Avaya Partner of the Year. For the past six consecutive years, SPS has risen annually in the top 300 of CRN's annual Solution Provider 500 (formerly VAR500), a listing of the largest information technology solution providers, integrators, and service companies in North America – most recently placing at 102 on the 2013 list. Visit www.spscom.com to learn more.
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, The Channel Company has leveraged their proven 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.
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