The MSP 501 is the first, largest, and most comprehensive ranking of managed service providers in the world. This year, Channel Futures received a record number of submissions. Applications poured in from Europe, Asia, South America, and beyond.


The MSP 501 ranking identifies the world’s most forward-thinking IT Managed Service Providers who follow the leading trends in technology.


And this year … Blue Star IT Services & Solutions Was Ranked Among The Top 501 Global Managed Service Providers For The 2nd Year In A Row!


Blue Star’s President, Jon Morningstar explains:


“This recognition is for our entire team who has worked hard over the last 18 years. They ensure our clients’ needs are met and exceeded with every interaction. We completely trust our staff to work hard for our clients. This Award is more theirs than anyone else’s.”


How Did Channel Futures Decide On The Ranking Order?


As it has for the last three years, Channel Futures teamed with Clarity Channel Advisors to evaluate these progressive and forward-leaning companies.


MSPs were ranked according to their unique methodology, which recognizes that not all revenue streams are created equal. They weighted revenue figures according to how well the applicant’s business strategy anticipates trends in the fast-evolving channel ecosystem.


The 2018 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by Channel Futures and its sister site, Channel Partners. Data was collected online from February 28 through May 31, 2018. The MSP 501 list recognizes top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth, and other factors.


“This year’s applicant pool was the largest and most diverse in the history of the survey, and our winners represent the health and progressivity of the managed services market,” says Kris Blackmon, Channel Futures content director and editor of the MSP 501. “They’re growing their revenue, expanding their customer influence and exploring new technology that will propel them for years to come.”


Where Will The Award Be Presented?


Blue Star IT will be recognized at a special ceremony at Channel Partners Evolution, held this year on October 9th through 12th in Philadelphia, and in the fall issue of Channel Partners Magazine.


The full MSP 501 report, available this fall, will leverage applicant responses, interviews, and historical data to identify business and technology trends in the IT channel. Highlights will include:


  • Revenue growth and business models
  • Hiring trends and workforce dynamics
  • Business strategies
  • Service deliverables
  • Business tools and automation investments


The complete 2018 MSP 501 list is available at Channel Futures.


Can You Tell Me More About Channel Futures?


Channel Futures, Channel Partners Online, Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Channel Partners Evolution are part of Informa, the international business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge, and events group.


Informa serves commercial, professional, and academic communities, helping them connect and learn. They create and provide access to content and intelligence that helps people and businesses work smarter and make better business decisions.


Informa has over 10,000 colleagues in more than 20 countries and a presence in all major geographies. It’s listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.


Can You Tell Me More About Blue Star IT Services & Solutions?


Since 2004, Blue Star IT has been managing the day-to-day and behind-the-scenes responsibilities of network systems in small and medium-sized businesses in the Michiana area.


Blue Star IT serves all types of organizations, but specializes in technology solutions for:


  • Healthcare Organizations,
  • Manufacturing Companies,
  • Dental Practices,
  • Non-profit Associations and
  • Professional Services.


The team of IT professionals from Blue Star manage and monitor business technology systems for reliability and security on a 24/7 basis. Organizations in South Bend, Goshen, Elkhart, and across Michiana can experience flawless IT capabilities with the help of Blue Star.


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