Houston, Texas – May 27, 2016 – Local managed IT service provider IronEdge Group has been named to the Penton Technology’s MSPmentor 501 Global List, the IT channel’s largest and most comprehensive recognition of leading managed IT service provider (MSP) organizations worldwide. The 9th Annual MSP 501 list ranks the most progressive organizations from around the world and from diverse technology and business backgrounds.

The 2016 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by MSPmentor and its partner, Clarity Channel Advisors. Data was collected online from March through April 2016. The MSP 501 list recognizes top cloud service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth and other factors. In addition to a ranking on the MSP 501 list, every company that participated in the study has been assigned a score reflecting its intrinsic value. The measure, known as the Total Service Provider (TSP) score, evaluates an MSP’s mix of revenue from various activities, including consulting, cloud, reselling and managed services.

“On behalf of Penton and MSPmentor, I would like to congratulate IronEdge Group for its recognition as an MSP 501 honoree,” said Aldrin Brown, Editor in Chief, MSPmentor. “The managed service provider market is evolving at a rapid pace and the companies showcased on the 2016 MSP 501 list represent the most agile, flexible and innovative organizations in the industry.”

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the IT channel as a global leader of the managed service industry,” said Ryan Lakin, President of IronEdge Group. “We have an amazing team that works hard everyday to provide our clients with superior IT services. I am looking forward to seeing how IronEdge Group will grow and meet the challenges of the future.”

The complete 2016 MSP 501 list is available at MSPmentor.com.

Founded in July of 2005, IronEdge Group provides businesses in and around Houston and San Antonio with a multitude of enterprise IT solutions. For more than a decade, IronEdge Group has worked with businesses of all sizes and industries to design and deliver technology solutions that meet the needs of their customers and exceed their expectations. Specializing in assisting organizations streamline daily operations, IronEdge Group focuses on taking proactive measures to ensure the security and integrity of their clients technology. Among many other awards, IronEdge Group has recently landed a coveted position on the CRN’s 2016 Managed Service Provider 500 list, along with being voted one of the “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal for the third consecutive year.

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