Alberta’s Long View Systems was just ranked as the world’s No. 1-ranked managed service provider (MSP) on Nine Lives Media Inc.’s fourth annual MSPmentor 100, a prestigious list that identifies the globe’s top 100 MSPs every year.
Previously, Long View had twice earned a top-five ranking in the MSPmentor 100 — fourth overall in 2008, and second overall in 2010. This year’s MSPmentor 100, which was released on Wednesday, includes industry participants from five continents — North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.
Long View has made serious inroads into a managed-services market that’s estimated to be worth more than $50 billion a year. Its all-inclusive model draws on the expertise of every industry leading Long View practice, including Storage, Virtualization, Server Infrastructure, Cloud Computing, and Network Services.
“Long View focuses on delivering key services and solutions that are critical to the success of our customer’s businesses,” states Dan Sottile, Executive VP Sales, Marketing and Business Development for North America. “Our amazing growth and the fact we continue to be consistently recognized as leaders in the IT industry confirms we are on the right path.”
The current MSPmentor 100 report is based on information from MSPmentor’s global online survey, carried out from October through December 2010. Rather than ranking MSPs simply by total revenue, Nine Lives Media Inc. uses an index measurement based on such metrics as annual managed services revenue growth, managed services revenue per employee, and number of customer devices managed.