Corporate Technologies receives recognition on two industry lists - CRN Tech Elite 250 and MSPmentor 501 Global Edition

Feb 22, 2013, 12:20 ET from Corporate Technologies LLC

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate Technologies LLC has recently received recognition from two industry publications.  This week, Corporate Technologies LLC was named to CRN's third annual list of the Tech Elite 250.  On February 14th, Corporate Technologies was also included on the 2013 MSPmentor 501 Global Edition list.

"The 2013 Tech Elite 250 list recognizes an exclusive group of solution providers that have invested in training and technical know-how to help their customers understand the benefits of some of the most sophisticated technology deployments in the market – and have shown a dedication to helping customers innovate while reducing costs," said Kelley Damore, Senior Vice President, Editorial Director at UBM Tech Channel.  "By identifying and adapting to the skills and training needed to best serve today's customers, members of the Tech Elite 250 have proven their commitment to delivering the products and services that today's customers value most."

In compiling the list, CRN editors worked with the UBM Tech Channel research group and a team of outside experts to define the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the IT channel.  These technical certifications have enabled solution providers to deliver the most premium products, service and support to their North American customers.

To view a sample list of winners visit or view the February issue of the print magazine. 

View the full list in the CRN Tech News app, available for the iPad at and for Windows 8 devices at

In addition to the Tech Elite 250, Corporate Technologies was also included on Nine Lives Media's sixth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition List. The MSPmentor 501 Global Edition (, is a distinguished list and report identifying the world's top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). The report is based on data from MSPmentor's global online survey conducted October-December 2012. 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. Corporate Technologies ranked number 37 on the Global Edition and number 28 in North America.

"MSPmentor congratulates Corporate Technologies on this honor," said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media. "Qualifying for our MSPmentor 501 Global Edition puts Corporate Technologies in rare company."

Corporate Technologies has 300 employees, 200 of which are technicians, systems and network engineers that support customers in 6 markets. Engineers and sales staff continuously train and earn new certifications from the industries' major technology manufacturers including: HP, Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix, IBM, CompTia, EMC, VMware and Symantec. Corporate Technologies managed service, Technology Advantage®, continues to be their fastest growing business segment. This service provides help desk, remote monitoring and on-site technical resources. As a result of their multi-vendor authorizations, Corporate Technologies has the expertise needed to meet the information technology requirements of their customers in a rapidly changing industry.

"Technology continues to be the driving force behind the innovative changes in productivity for businesses.  Corporate Technologies is committed to developing strong partner relationships with our vendors so we can continue to deliver the latest technology solutions to our customers. We are honored to be named to CRN's Tech Elite 250 list and the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition list again this year," said Jim Griffith, CEO of Corporate Technologies.

About Corporate Technologies LLC
Corporate Technologies is a leading provider of managed I.T. solutions to businesses and institutions in Minnesota, North Dakota, Idaho, Southern California, Michigan and New Jersey. With 32 years of experience and over 300 employees strong, Corporate Technologies is able to support their customers on a national level. Corporate Technologies offers a wide range of IT solutions, including: managed IT services, cloud services, staffing, voice and data systems, storage and virtualization, consulting and networking solutions. For additional information on Corporate Technologies visit or call (800) 680-8415.

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