mindSHIFT Technologies Ranked Number One Managed IT Services Provider for the Second Consecutive Year

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Global Research Report Identifies the World’s Most Progressive MSPs in the MSPmentor 100 List

Fairfax, VA - February 17, 2010

For the second year in a row, mindSHIFT Technologies, a leading provider of managed technology services, was ranked number one in Nine Lives Media Inc.’s third annual MSPmentor 100, a distinguished list identifying the world’s most progressive managed IT services providers (MSPs). In addition to placing first on this year’s 2010 MSPmentor 100 list, mindSHIFT was also named the world’s leading provider of managed services in last year’s 2008-2009 MSPmentor 100.

In addition to topping the overall list for the second year in a row, mindSHIFT was also named number one in terms of number of devices managed, and number three in managed services dollar growth between 2008 and 2009.  

“Despite the challenging economy, MSPmentor 100 companies generated more than $700 million in combined recurring and managed services revenue, up 31 percent from the companies’ combined results in 2008,” said Joe Panettieri, editorial director of MSPmentor.

 “mindSHIFT is honored to be named the world’s Number One MSP for two years in a row – thanks to our employees, who demonstrate on a daily basis their commitment to live up to our motto We make IT work for your business®,"said Paul Chisholm, Chairman and CEO of mindSHIFT Technologies. “With outstanding customer service and SAS 70 Type II-certified operational excellence, we strive to provide a reliable, cost-effective IT infrastructure and a level of service and support that exceeds customers’ service-level expectations.”

The MSPmentor 100 list, based on data from nearly 1,200 MSPs worldwide, recognizes managed services providers based on eight specific revenue, management and operational metrics, including:

  • Total 2009 managed services revenue
  • Percent managed services revenue growth, 2008-2009
  • Total number of devices remotely managed in 2009

MSPmentor, produced by Nine Lives Media Inc., is the industry’s premier guide to managed services. MSPmentor features the industry’s top-ranked blog, research, Webcasts, and FastChat videos. It is the number one online media destination for managed service providers in the world.

About mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc. 
mindSHIFT provides technology peace of mind to small and medium-sized organizations by delivering premier IT infrastructure and software services that utilize the most reliable and advanced systems and processes in the world.  Organizations use mindSHIFT’s IT management services to keep their businesses running 24x7, to increase reliability and to protect mission-critical data. mindSHIFT has been ranked Number One among managed IT services providers worldwide by MSPmentor® for two consecutive years (2009 and 2010). We make IT work for your business.®  www.mindSHIFT.com 

Nine Lives Media Inc. 
Nine Lives Media Inc. embraces the changing IT media landscape. In fact, we help to shape it. We focus on highly targeted IT audiences and specialized content. We disrupt established media markets and we shape new ones. Our first five destinations (MSPmentor.net, MSPtweet.com, TheVARguy.com, VARtweet.com and WorksWithU.com) are the top-ranked blogs and destinations in their specific markets.

Media Contacts:

mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc.
Vicki J. Brown
Phone: (617) 243-2729
vicki.brown@mindshift.com

Nine Lives Media Inc. 
Joe Panettieri, Editorial Director
Phone: (631) 423-3536
Joe[at]NineLivesMediaInc.com