NEW YORK, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $6.7 billion global ICT services and solutions provider, today announced that it was ranked as the number one managed services provider (MSP) in Penton Technology's eighth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished list and report identifying the world's top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). Additionally, Dimension Data Americas CEO Mark Slaga was included in the seventh annual MSPmentor 250 list, which honors the world's leading MSP executives and experts.
These awards highlight Dimension Data's accomplishments in the managed services market as companies seek further efficiencies within IT departments. With its comprehensive IT services and solutions – from the hybrid public and private Managed Cloud Platform™ to data center, networking and enterprise mobility offerings, as well as enterprise services management – Dimension Data is uniquely positioned to address organizations' full range of needs, at any point in their business and technology lifecycle.
"As Dimension Data extends its managed IT services leadership, we continue to see strong demand – and exciting opportunities – arise from providing clients with agile IT that responds to business's needs and creating positive end-user experiences," said Mark Slaga, CEO of Dimension Data Americas. "MSPmentor's recognition of Dimension Data's transformative journey and achievements is a testament to our commitment to putting clients at the center of everything we do."
Information is gathered yearly for the MSPmentor 501 annual rankings through the participation of managed service providers and IT service providers in an annual survey. Rankings are based Penton Technology's unique criteria for MSPs such as annual recurring revenues, total revenues and more.
"Thank you to all the companies who participated in this year's MSPmentor 501 survey, and congratulations to the companies that ranked on our 501 list, our regional lists and our Small Business list," said Jessica Davis, editor in chief of MSPmentor and executive editor at Penton Technology. "Your participation enables us to continue to provide you with high quality information about the most successful business models, pricing, vertical markets and other approaches to running your businesses in 2015 and beyond."
The MSPmentor 250 report is determined by a survey of MSPmentor readers worldwide, with input from the MSPmentor editorial staff, based on its daily coverage of the managed services market. Honorees include MSP experts across business, technology, sales, marketing, community development, coaching and more.
Slaga provides Dimension Data's strategic leadership and direction across the United States, Canada, Brazil, Chile and Mexico, while leading the Group's efforts to triple revenues in the Americas by 2018. In addition to helping drive Dimension Data's double-digit organic growth during the last fiscal year, Slaga helped spearhead the acquisition of U.S.-based IT solutions provider Nexus last April, growing Dimension Data's U.S. presence by 40 percent. Prior to his tenure as CEO, Slaga served as CIO, CTO and COO for Dimension Data Americas.
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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 and www.facebook.com/DimensionDataAmericas or follow us on Twitter: @DimensionDataAM.
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