Now in its 12th year, the 2019 MSP 501 is brought to you by Channel Futures and our sister site, Channel Partners. 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. We released the 2019 edition on June 18.
We’ve revamped the Talkin’ Cloud 100 application to find those companies that are enriching the ecosystem and bringing significant value to cloud-first customers. We’re transitioning from ranking cloud service providers based primarily on revenue to shining a spotlight on companies making substantive contributions to the community. After all, as we see with some of the cool startups in the cloud-supplier and CSP space, earnings are far from the only indicator of success.
Our Talkin’ Cloud 100 awardees will be all about innovation in the CSP space; these awards will reflect the way CSPs are now defining the possibilities of cloud services. We will also use the information we receive from applicants to develop new benchmarks of excellence and guide our future efforts in serving the evolving CSP community. Keep an eye on this space to learn when we’ll be accepting applications for the 2020 edition.
The Channel Partners Excellence in Digital Services Awards is from our sister site, Channel Partners, where we recognize partners who deliver stellar business outcomes for their clients. Winners were honored during a networking reception on April 10, 2019, at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.
If that sounds a bit like the former Channel Partners 360° Business Value Awards, you’re right. The Channel Partners Excellence in Digital Services Awards are the next iteration: Winners still need to demonstrate that value. But now, we’ll recognize specific achievements across 10 categories, plus two very special awards. Rather than judging done solely by our editorial staff, the Channel Partners Advisory Board is involved, bringing a real-world eye to entries. And rather than having 25 winners who all had to meet the same level of proficiency, we recognize standouts in various aspects of channel services and digital transformation. Learn more here.
The European Partners (EP 51) Awards are a new awards programme committed to honouring the best in ICT excellence. The EP 51 is open to European partners of any stripe, including VARS, system integrators, ICT service providers, telecom agents and technology consults — any company that sells, manages and integrates digital solutions on behalf of end customers. EP 51 award winners will be chosen based on size, sales growth, ingenuity and other factors.
FOR INDUSTRY LEADERS
New this year, 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 Partners and Channel Futures from among recommendations they have solicited from distributors, master agents and industry analysts. Honorees will be recognized during an awards dinner at Channel Partners Evolution. Click here to read about the accomplishments of our inaugural list of honorees.