The MSP 501 has evolved since its inception. We chat with Ingram Micro about those shifts, and where the 501 is headed.

Allison Francis

May 19, 2021

We are officially in the 15th year of the MSP 501 awards program. Unsurprisingly, the managed services market looks far different than when the MSP 501 debuted. So, the 501 naturally had to shift and change along with it.

Back in 2019, we knew it was time to re-evaluate our methodology and align it with market trends. With the 2020 application, we implemented new judging criteria and a new methodology. This was designed to judge applicants based on market trends and business best practices.

In this FastChat discussion with Ingram Micro’s Eric Kohl, we talk about the new methodology, the 501 benefits MSPs, and what Ingram has in store for the rest of the year and beyond. Who knows where the managed services market will lead next!

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Allison Francis

Allison Francis is a writer, public relations and marketing communications professional with experience working with clients in industries such as business technology, telecommunications, health care, education, the trade show and meetings industry, travel/tourism, hospitality, consumer packaged goods and food/beverage. She specializes in working with B2B technology companies involved in hyperconverged infrastructure, managed IT services, business process outsourcing, cloud management and customer experience technologies. Allison holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and marketing from Drake University. An Iowa native, she resides in Denver, Colorado.

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