Penton Technology Names Cetrom to the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition

Eighth annual report elevates custom cloud solutions company to top 10 percent of the World’s Top 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs)

Vienna, Va. – April 15, 2015 Cetrom Information Technology, Inc. (Cetrom) has appeared on Penton Technology’s eighth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished list and report identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). The complete 501 list is currently available on the MSPmentor site. Additional lists include the top ranked MSPs in North America; the top MSPs in Europe, Middle East and Africa; the top MSPs in Asia, Australia and New Zealand; and a top Small Business MSP list comprised of the top companies in the annual survey with 10 or fewer employees.

Cetrom made a significant rise in the rankings, moving from last year’s ranking of 259 to 28 on this year’s list of the world’s top MSPs. “Companies increasingly rely upon managed service providers to streamline their businesses. By outsourcing key business processes, they become more efficient, more profitable and more proactive in serving their customers. At Cetrom, we continually reinvest into our company to ensure we are providing the leading-edge, game-changing cloud solutions that our clients deserve,” said Christopher Stark, president and CEO, Cetrom. “Our monumental leap up this year’s MSPmentor 501 list signifies success in our strategy, which ultimately helps our clients thrive.”

Each year, MSPmentor gathers information for its annual rankings through the participation of managed service providers and IT service providers in the annual survey. The survey was conducted from December 2014 through January 2015. Rankings are based on Penton Technology’s unique criteria for MSPs, such as annual recurring revenues, total revenues and more. “We want to congratulate Cetrom and look forward to covering their growth strategies in the year ahead,” said Marcia Parker, executive director, Penton Technology Group. This year the top MSPmentor 501 companies recorded higher recurring revenues than ever before. Combined, the total annual recurring revenues for all of MSPmentor 501 2015 companies reached a record high of $3.95 billion in 2014, up 26.5% year over year.

“Thank you to all the companies who participated in this year’s MSPmentor 501 survey, and congratulations to the companies that ranked on our 501 list, our regional lists and our Small Business list,” said Jessica Davis, editor in chief of MSPmentor and executive editor at Penton Technology. “Your participation enables us to continue to provide you with high-quality information about the most successful business models, pricing, vertical markets and other approaches to running your businesses in 2015 and beyond.” MSPmentor, produced by Penton Technology, is the ultimate guide to managed services. MSPmentor features the industry’s top-ranked blog, research, Channel Expert Hour Webcasts and FastChat videos. It is the number one online media destination for managed service providers in the world.

About Penton
Penton drives performance for more than 16 million professionals each and every day. They rely on us to deliver: Insights, information & workflow tools to inform critical business decisions; networking & community to engage them with industry peers & partners; and data & marketing services to advance their business performance & deliver ROI. Penton is a growth company with a track record of strong performance and success and is backed by its co-owners: MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit http://www.penton.com/.

About Cetrom Information Technology, Inc.
Cetrom Information Technology, Inc. is an industry-leading provider of custom cloud solutions that are backed by high-end technology and support teams who consistently achieve near perfect satisfaction ratings. The company creates IT solutions to meet specific user, mobile, security and application needs for a variety of SMBs including accounting and CPA firms, associations and nonprofits, law offices, and travel management companies. A Microsoft Partner with multiple Gold Competencies, Cetrom is headquartered in Vienna, Va., with offices and SSAE 16-compliant data centers across the United States. Since its founding in 2001, the cloud computing trailblazer has maintained a spotless track record of zero downtime and was recently named a Cloud Computing Excellence award winner, an Inc. 500l5000 company, one of Virginia’s Fantastic 50, and a Washington Business Journal Best Place to Work. Together with technology partners like Citrix, Dell, EMC2, Lenovo and CenturyLink, Cetrom is evolutionizing IT. Learn more at www.cetrom.net.  

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