South African company, Netsurit, has ranked as one of the world's top 100 managed service providers (MSP) by leading blog site MSPmentor.
Over 1 000 of the top MSPs worldwide entered and completed the survey, the largest amount to date. Netsurit received a ranking of 53rd, which is the first time ever a South African-based MSP was ranked this high and only the second time a South African ranked MSP has made the Top 100.
Instead of ranking MSPs merely by total revenue, MSPmentor calculates an index measurement using such metrics as overall managed services revenue, overall managed services revenue growth, percentage managed services revenue growth, managed services revenue per employee, number of devices managed, and other data points comparing fiscal 2009 to fiscal 2008.
This index approach ensures small, midsize and large MSPs from around the world are recognised on the MSPmentor 100.
Netsurit is South Africa's largest managed outsourced IT provider specialising in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Netsurit endorses the outsourcing principle as the most logical option for SMEs looking to optimise their IT investment. Making a decision to outsource the day-to-day, online monitoring and management of the network can dramatically reduce SME staff costs, and this reduction in cost translates to an ongoing management benefit.
Netsurit attributes its success to working with the world's leading managed services provider, Kaseya, which has allowed the company to go from strength to strength. According to Orrin Klopper, managing director of Netsurit: “Historically, the technology needs of SMEs have been sorely neglected - often as a result of a poor understanding of what small businesses require from their technology network. We have a single-minded obsession to understand the unique needs of our clients and to develop programmes that help them to meet their own strategic objectives. Technology has a special ability to unlock true value for SMEs that know how to use it. This is why we are in business.”
Garth Hayward, Regional Manager Kaseya for Africa, believes this is a huge coup: “I am thrilled that one of our South African partners has made the top 100 list. Given the constraints that South African managed service providers have to deal with, this is indeed a great achievement by Orrin and his team, and shows that South African MSPs are able to compete with the best companies in the world and achieve recognition.”
MSPmentor will be discussing the growth of the managed services market in South Africa during a special blog set for February 24 on its site: http://www.mspmentor.net/top-100-msps/