Connecting Point Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT ServicesFebruary 20, 2017 – Connecting Point Greeley announced today that it has been named by CRN®, to its 2017 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. The MSP500 is CRN’s annual list recognizing North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. The MSP Pioneer 250 recognizes companies whose business models are weighted toward managed services and largely focused on the SMB market. This is the 6th time Connecting Point has been named to the prestigious list. “Managed service providers play an increasingly important role in the day-to-day operations of businesses across North America,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “MSPs help organizations streamline their spending, effectively allocate limited resources, and benefit from advanced expertise in the latest technologies. We congratulate the service providers on CRN’s 2017 MSP500 list, who have continually succeeded in meeting their customers’ changing needs and help them get the most out of their IT investments.” “We are pleased to be recognized as one of the nation’s managed service pioneers”, said Ted Warner, President of Connecting Point. “Our overall goal is to help our clients realize their business initiatives, by helping them maximize their technology investments while saving them money on their overall technology budget.” Connecting Point is a professional network management firm that specializes in managed services, network integration and product sales. The company has been in business since 1985, and supports over 150 businesses in Colorado and Wyoming. The MSP500 list will be featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/msp500.
Connecting Point Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services
February 16, 2016 – Connecting Point Greeley announced today that it has been named by CRN®, to its 2016 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. This annual list identifies North American MSP’s with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. This is the 5th time Connecting Point has been named to the top 250 list. The MSP Pioneer 250 recognizes companies whose business models are weighted toward managed services and largely focused on the SMB market.
“MSPs meet a critical need in the IT market, providing customized, turnkey services that allow for predictable operational expenses, effective control of expenditures, precise allocation of limited resources and convenient access to on-demand and pay-as-you-go technology,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate the service providers of the MSP 500, who continually reinvent themselves to successfully meet their customers’ changing needs, helping businesses get the most out of their IT investments and sharpen their competitive edge.”
“We are pleased to be recognized as one of the nation’s managed service pioneers”, said Ted Warner, President of Connecting Point. “Our overall goal is to help our clients realize their business initiatives, by helping them maximize their technology investments while saving them money on their overall technology budget.”
Connecting Point is a professional network management firm that specializes in managed services, network integration and product sales. The company has been in business since 1985, and supports over 150 businesses in Colorado and Wyoming.
The MSP 500 list will be featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/msp500.
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Connecting Point Named to the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition
Connecting Point of Greeley has, for the 4th consecutive year, landed on the annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition. The company is ranked 275th on this distinguished list identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). The 2015 Edition of the MSPmentor 501 report is based on a range of metrics taken from MSPmentor’s global online survey, conducted at the end of 2014.
“It is an honor to be recognized once again for the MSPmentor 501” said Warner. “The Connecting Point suite of PointCare managed services provides our managed clients with a robust, best in class support structure that allows them to maximize their technology investments and saves them money on their entire IT budget.”
“MSPmentor congratulates Connecting Point on this unique honor,” said Jessica Davis, Editor in Chief of MSP Mentor. “Their inclusion on this list is a testament to their success in our industry and puts them in elite company.
Connecting Point is a professional network management firm that specializes in managed services, network integration and product sales. The company has been in business since 1985, primarily serving Northern Colorado, the Front Range of Colorado and Wyoming.
More Awards and Recognition
Mercury 100 – 2015
For the 10th consecutive year, Connecting Point landed on the 2014 NCBR Mercury 100, honoring the fastest-growing private companies in Northern Colorado.
The Mercury 100 list is a ranking of the fastest-growing companies in Northern Colorado. Companies on the 2015 Mercury 100 were first sorted based on reported revenues for 2014, then, based on the size of their revenue, separated into “flights” of 20 companies each. Connecting Point qualified for the award in the second flight category.
The first flight features companies with the 20 highest revenues, those $17 million and higher. The second flight is of companies with revenues of $5.25 million to $16.9 million, the third is companies with revenues $2.84 million to $5.24 million. The fourth flight companies had revenues from $1.65 million to $2.83 million. The fifth flight companies had revenues from $150,000 to $1.64 million.
After companies were placed into their appropriate flights, each flight was then sorted based on percentage of revenue growth from 2012 to 2013.
To be considered for the list, companies had to be for-profit, privately owned and headquartered in Larimer or Weld counties. Companies also had to be in business for the full two years in which revenue numbers were collected, and had to have reported revenues of at least $150,000 in 2014.
Connecting Point Greeley Named to CRN’s 2013 List of Tech Elite 250
Greeley, CO – Connecting Point announced it has been named to CRN’s third annual list of the Tech Elite 250. Companies on the 2013 Tech Elite 250 list represent an elite group of IT solution providers across North America who have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most advanced technical certifications in the IT Channel for data center or cloud. In compiling the list, CRN editors worked with the UBM Tech Channel research group and a team of outside experts to define the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the IT channel. By identifying and adapting to the skills and training needed to best serve today’s customers, members of the Tech Elite 250 have proven their commitment to delivering the products and services that today’s customer’s value most.
Connecting Point is committed to providing this training and technical know-how to help their customers understand the benefits of some of the most sophisticated technology deployments in the market – and have shown a dedication to helping customers innovate while reducing costs.
“We are thrilled to win this prestigious award,” stated Ted Warner, President of Connecting Point. “One of our core values states that we value continual improvement. As a company we are totally invested in our vendors’ programs and certification platforms. It drives value to our clients.”
Connecting Point is a professional network management firm that specializes in managed services, cloud services, network integration and product sales. The company has been in business since 1985 and has offices in Greeley CO, Denver, CO and Laramie, Wyoming.
Super Elite Managed Service Provider (MSP) by N-able Technologies
Greeley, CO – Ted Warner, President of Connecting Point, announced the company has been named a Super Elite Managed Service Provider (MSP) by N-able Technologies, the leading global provider of complete IT management and automation solutions for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Announced at the 2012 Global Partner Summit in Montreal, the new designation signifies Connecting Point is one of the global IT channel’s most influential and top-performing MSP partners.
As a member of the Super Elite, Connecting Point is recognized for its success as an MSP, relentless focus on customer satisfaction and continued leadership among its peers and the IT vendor community. In selecting members of its MSP Super Elite, N-able carefully evaluated thousands of its MSP partners worldwide on a range of criteria including the company’s overall size and service model, consecutive growth and profitability, number of IT devices proactively being managed using N-central, productivity of its technicians and its ability to deliver exceptional business value to its customer base.
“We are honored to be recognized by N-able as one of the IT channel’s Super Elite MSPs and to play a contributing role in advancing the managed services marketplace, as well as providing strategic insights to N-able. By participating in these valuable discussions and building stronger ties with other well-established IT business leaders, we will help grow the industry and ensure that our customers receive unbeatable IT services and business support,” says Warner. “Our relationship with N-able has been a growth catalyst for our company, a game-changer for our technicians and has certainly made it easier to provide exceptional service to our customers through RMM and IT service automation.”
“Achieving Super Elite status is a rare distinction that demonstrates Connecting Point excels at serving the technology and business needs of its customers and is a valued advisor to N-able and the global MSP partner community,” says Mike Cullen, senior vice president of sales, N-able Technologies.
More information about N-able can be found at www.n-able.com.
Warner Inducted into the IT Hall of Fame
Ted Warner, President of Connecting Point, was inducted into the IT Hall of Fame, along with Jane Cage and Steve Harper, at the CompTIA Annual Meeting in Chicago on April 11, 2012. The IT Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions or provided outstanding service to the IT channel. Warner, Cage, and Harper were each small business owners and computer sales and services franchisees of Intelligent Electronics when they collaborated in 1992 to design and build a peer community that gave SMB resellers a greater voice in the industry. That successful organization was acquired by Ingram Micro several years later and renamed the VentureTech Network. This group was the trailblazer in IT channel communities, enabling its members to improve their business fundamentals and leverage a multitude of distribution and vendor resources for training and other benefits.
During the 20 years since its inception, the three co-founders have been actively involved in their positions on the VTN Advisory Council, with Warner and Harper each serving as chairman. They were responsible for organizing events, creating programs, leading many of the sessions and helping to shape the way products and services were brought and delivered to market. Their leadership was instrumental in the success of the VTN community and many of the resources it members continue to enjoy today. For more than 25 years, these three IT channel pioneers have remained true to the peer community philosophy—that the sum of the whole is greater than any individual.
Today, these three individuals manage IT businesses that collectively tally more than $25 million in annual sales, employing more than 100 people throughout the mid-west and west. In addition to their VTN contributions, each donates unselfishly to organizations in their local communities, and they all serve on the boards of directors for a variety of local business and philanthropic organizations. Currently, they serve as VTN Ambassadors, tirelessly recruiting and developing new leaders and contributing their ideas and expertise to help advance the community.
Warner, Harper and Cage join an elite group of previous Hall of Fame Inductees, including Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Michael Dell. The IT Hall of Fame Selection Committee is made up of representatives from the vendor, distributor, solution provider and trade press communities. CompTIA is the non-profit trade association for the IT industry and administrator of the IT Hall of Fame program.