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IT Lab Ranked Premier Managed Service Provider

Awards, Press Releases, Announcements / August 24, 2020

IT Lab, a Content+Cloud Company, Again Features in Elite MSP 501 List

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In the face of intense competition, we’re thrilled to announce that we have once more been ranked as a best-in-class global Managed Service Provider, setting the trends in managed IT services. 


This is the sixth occasion we’ve received the accolade, counting among Europe's top 25 MSPs and top 30 in the UK. And it comes in the same year as we consolidate our IT Lab and Content and Code brands under Content+Cloud.


Peter Sweetbaum, Content+Cloud’s CEO, says: “This recognition is a credit to the talented and dedicated people at IT Lab. Whatever our clients’ ambitions, we’re driven by a sincere passion to help them succeed in these turbulent times. We do this by enabling them to leverage the value of technology and navigate change.


“And more than ever, it’s vital that organisations have complete trust in their managed service providers. The MSP 501 award demonstrates that we honour our clients’ investment in us and strive to return it tenfold.”


About the 2020 MSP 501 Rankings 

In its thirteenth year, the MSP 501 is - as the name suggests, a list of the top 501 Managed Service Providers. Having passed a stringent qualification process, they’re known as the ‘501ers’ and viewed as the best MSPs in the world.


While the exact number of applicants competing for a coveted place on the list isn’t revealed, it’s known to run into thousands. The MSP 501 attracts entrants from across the globe, with 2019 seeing a 35% increase from the previous year.


And it’s not only the entrant numbers that grow; the judging process gets tougher each year too. “The MSP 501 2020 awards leveraged brand new, judging methodology, to drill down into not just what makes a big managed service provider, but what makes a great managed service provider,” says Kris Blackmon, a director at Channel Partners and Channel Futures.


The results of an exhaustive, global survey determined the winners, together with a range of benchmarks, including:


  • Product offerings
  • Operational efficiency
  • Long-term financial health and viability
  • Growth opportunities


Kris Blackmon continues: “The 2020 winners are truly the best examples of innovation, business acumen and strategic savvy on the planet.”


Our Winning Managed Services Portfolio

Content+Cloud managed services include IT Support, Managed Cloud Services and Managed Cyber Security. And for smaller businesses, we have our SMB centre of excellence, Mirus IT who were also recognised among the top 501 managed service providers in the world.


Our portfolio is enhanced by the professional, project-based services delivered by Content and Code, a Content+Cloud company. Other Content+Cloud companies are Perspective Risk, an elite and independently regulated cyber security specialist, and Sol-Tec a cloud expert trusted by the public sector.


For press enquiries, please contact:
Rich Went
PR Account Director

Metia Group
T: +44 (0)7745 496 065
E: rich.went@metia.com


Channel Futures and Channel Partners

Allison Francis

Editor, Channel Futures & Channel Partners and Editor, MSP 501 

E: Allison.Francis@informa.com