MSP 501 logoNow 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. Look for our application page to go live in March!

TalkinCloud 100

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 2019 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. Complete your Talkin’ Cloud 100 application today!

2019 Digital Excellence Awards LogoThe Channel Partners Excellence in Digital Services Awards is the newest awards program from our sister site, Channel Partners, where we recognize partners who deliver stellar business outcomes for their clients. Winners get honored during a networking reception at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, April 9-12, 2019.

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 will be 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 will now recognize standouts in various aspects of channel services and digital transformation. Learn more here.


This award recognizes vendors for innovations in their partner programs or technologies that support the MSP community. Any partner may nominate a vendor. Channel Futures editors will select the most ingenious enhancements for recognition. The 2018 winners will be honored live from the Channel Futures Theater at Channel Partners Evolution, Sept. 9-12, 2019, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Submissions must be received by Aug. 1, 2019. NOMINATE NOW! Completed submissions should be sent to Buffy Naylor at Questions may be directed to Buffy or T.C. Doyle at


The Channel Futures Circle of Excellence program recognizes 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. Selections are made by Channel Futures, and 2018 inductees were recognized at an awards dinner at Channel Partners Evolution in Philadelphia. We’ll do it again at Evolution in Washington, D.C., Sept. 9-12, 2019.