Madison, WI (February 20, 2018) – CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Madison-based Applied Tech to its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category.
This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on IT investments.
In today’s fast-paced business environments, MSPs play an important role in helping companies leverage new technologies without straining their budgets or losing focus on their core business. CRN’s MSP 500 list shines a light on the most forward-thinking and innovative of these key organizations.
The list is divided into three categories: the MSP Pioneer 250, recognizing companies with business models weighted toward managed services and largely focused on the SMB market; the MSP Elite 150, recognizing large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on-premises and off-premises services; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premise, cloud-based security services.
Applied Tech was chosen because of it tireless support of SMBs throughout the Madison, Milwaukee, and Stevens Point areas. Applied Tech’s experts have implemented services and solutions to increase productivity, streamline support, and minimize downtime to meet the needs of over 250 organizations — as well as strategically guide organizations through the evolving technology landscape.
“Applied Tech is pleased to be included in such a prestigious list of successful MSPs across the USA,” said Daniel Petersen, COO of Applied Tech.” This recognition is testimony to the diligence and hard work of our employees and their constant attention to our customers and their needs. We at Applied Tech continually strive to hold ourselves to high industry standards, not for awards, but because it is the imperative to the success of our organization and our customers’.”
The head of The Channel Company agreed.
“Managed service providers have become integral to the success of businesses everywhere, both large and small,” said Bob Skelley, CEO. “Capable MSPs enable companies to take their cloud computing to the next level, streamline spending, effectively allocate limited resources and navigate the vast field of available technologies. The companies on CRN’s 2018 MSP 500 list stand out for their innovative services, excellence in adapting to customers’ changing needs and demonstrated ability to help businesses get the most out of their IT investments.”
About Applied Tech:
Applied Tech was founded in 1999 to help small-to-medium-sized organizations in central and south-central Wisconsin get the most out of their business technology. Over the years, Applied Tech evolved from providing technical services to small departments at the UW-Madison campus to being named one of Wisconsin’s leaders in the IT world.
Today, Applied Tech supports businesses across many industries, either as a full-service outsourced IT staff for our smaller clients or as a supplement to our larger ones by performing routine maintenance tasks or as strategic business partners helping to shape internal systems for staff, clients or vendors. Over the past 18 years, Applied Tech has met the IT needs of more than 250 businesses, government agencies, non-profits, and trade associations.