MSP 501 logo -2020Now in its 14th year, the MSP 501 is the IT channel’s largest and most comprehensive ranking of leading managed service provider (MSP) organizations worldwide. We use a unique data-analysis method that weights revenue streams according to how well the applicant’s business strategy anticipates trends in the fast-evolving channel ecosystem. Click here for access to the list of 2020 honorees. Think you belong on the 2021 listing? Apply for the MSP 501 by May 24, 2021.


Hot 101 LogoOur SMB community, many of whom are figuring out how to evolve and grow their own MSP businesses, certainly deserve recognition. The Hot 101 recognizes these MSP 501 applicants with their own list. Click here for access to the 2020 Hot 101 rankings.



NextGen101 Logo HorizontalThe NextGen 101 recognizes outstanding channel practitioners from outside of the traditional managed services business model that are devoting energy and resources to building out recurring managed services revenue streams and creating the channel partner powerhouses of the future. Click here for access to the premiere list, published in December 2020.


Digi without Channel PartnersThe Excellence in Digital Services Awards recognize partners who deliver stellar business outcomes for their clients. Winners for 2021 were featured in an online gallery and received an engraved award.

The Excellence in Digital Services Awards recognize specific achievements across 10 categories, plus one very special award for especially outstanding digital transformation brilliance. Entries are judged by the editors of Channel Futures, as well as member of the Channel Futures Advisory Board. Do you have a project from the past 12 months you’d like to enter for consideration? Click here to find out how.


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The European Partner (EP 51) Awards have been retired.



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Launched in 2019, Top Gun 51 recognizes an elite group of top channel executives chosen for their leadership, vision and innovation. These leaders build and execute programs in a way that drives partner, customer and supplier success. Selections are made by Channel Futures from among recommendations they have solicited from distributors, master agents and industry analysts.

Three special award winners — Channel Innovator (thought leadership, innovation), Lifetime Achievement and Rising Star — are also be presented.

Click here to read about the accomplishments of our honorees.


Circle of Excellence Channel Futures.pngDebuting in 2014, the Circle of Excellence program recognizes ICT channel leaders who are helping their partners create business value for customers. The Circle of Excellence honors executives for their vision, innovation and advocacy of the indirect channel during a time of transition and convergence.

Circle of Excellence winners are selected by Channel Futures editors.