NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, today announced that it has been named Company of the Year by CRN's 2013 Solution Provider 500 (SP 500) award list. Sponsored by The Channel Company's CRN, the annual SP 500 spans eight categories and recognizes companies that have evolved and accelerated in the cloud- and services-driven IT arena. Dimension Data was also ranked number 11 on the SP 500 list for the second consecutive year.
"Dimension Data is committed to being one of the most innovative players in the cloud services era, and this year, we've made significant investments in our global Managed Cloud Platform (MCP), supported by a fast-growing, multivendor system and an international workforce of about 21,000 people," said Mark Slaga, Dimension Data CEO of the Americas. "The Company of the Year designation by the SP 500 award list is further validation that we are delivering on our goal to put our clients at the center of everything we do, through a comprehensive solutions and services portfolio that addresses every stage of our clients' cloud journey."
The 2013 SP 500 awards, which span eight different categories, were presented at the Best of Breed thought leadership conference in October. In addition to being honored as the SP 500 Company of the Year, CRN recently recognized Dimension Data CEO Brett Dawson as one of the most influential executives of 2013.
"Only 30 percent of the companies on this year's list were on the SP 500 one decade ago," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "The rapidly accelerating pace of change recasting the solution provider business model, and the technology services choices facing the channel is exactly why we started the Best of Breed conference three years ago. We congratulate Dimension Data for this top honor, and look forward to covering their continued success."
Dimension Data succeeds at leading the global service provider landscape by pairing its technology expertise and global service delivery capabilities with a full range of solutions to help clients meet every IT and communications requirement, including public/private/hybrid cloud, data center and managed services, network integration, converged communications, contact centers and security.
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 and www.facebook.com/DimensionDataAmericas or follow us on Twitter: @DimensionDataAM.
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