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. We released the 2019 edition on June 18.

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 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.

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 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 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.