Computer Resources of America, CRA a leading managed IT service provider has been ranked among the world’s most progressive 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs), according to Penton Technology’s 9th-annual MSP 501 list and study. The complete 2016 MSP 501 list is available at MSPmentor.
The MSP industry is becoming communized. Separating from other providers is becoming more and more difficult. CRA has been very successful at providing value to their clients through business partnerships. Instead of just focusing on their IT requirements, CRA takes it a step further, they focus on what the business is trying to achieve and aligns the correct technology solutions in order to successfully achieve these goals. Through this type of thinking and service, CRA has been able to find themselves on the top portion of theMSP501 four consecutive years.
“The MSP market has become very competitive. Being part of this list four years consecutively is a remarkable achievement.” Said Chico Ramnarayan, CEO & President of CRA. “This award is the representation of hard work and it certainly proves our leadership in the MSP industry. CRA will continue to provide the most efficient IT solutions in order to help businesses gain a competitive edge and become more successful.”
Aldrin Brown, Editor in Chief, MSPmentor said, “On behalf of Penton and MSPmentor, I would like to congratulate Computer Resources of America for its recognition as an MSP 501 honoree.” Mr. Brown also mentioned that “the managed service provider market is evolving at a rapid pace, and the companies showcased on the 2016 MSP 501 list represent the agilest, flexible, and innovative organizations in the industry.”
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.
Computer Resources of America (CRA) 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. 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
- The top Small Business MSP list comprised of the top companies in our annual survey with 10 or fewer employees.
"As a NYC-based managed IT solutions provider with over two decades of experience serving local small and medium-sized organizations, we are thrilled to be included in this distinguished global list," said Chico Ramnarayan, President & CEO of CRA. "We pride ourselves on our long term client tenure track record with our diverse set of NYC Clients, from small nonprofit organizations and state and local government agencies to established midmarket and enterprise businesses. We strive to modernize and transform our Clients with the latest technology and managed IT approaches to deliver both operational savings and business benefits."
Each year, MSPmentor gathers information for its annual rankings through the participation of managed service providers and IT service providers in our annual survey. The survey was conducted from December 2014 through January 2015. Rankings are based Penton Technology’s unique criteria for MSPs such as annual recurring revenues, total revenues and more.
"We want to congratulate CRA and look forward to covering their growth strategies in the year ahead," said Marcia Parker, Executive Director, Penton Technology Group.
Tom Richer, Chief Sales Officer of CRA added, ““We are honored to be recognized as a leading managed service provider on the MSPmentor 501 list for the third consecutive year. This is our third industry award in recent months and we share these recent awards with our valued Clients and Partners.”
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.
Computer Resources of America (CRA), an award-winning managed IT solutions firm based in New York, announced being ranked among the top 100 of the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished list and report published by Nine Lives Media that identifies the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs).
“We are honored and thankful to be recognized as one of the top Managed Service Providers worldwide,” said Chico Ramnarayan, Chief Executive Officer of CRA. “We share this award with our valued clients and partners and look forward to continuing to drive transformational managed IT solutions in the markets we serve.”
The MSPmentor 501 report is based on data from MSPmentor’s global online survey, conducted October-December 2013. The MSPmentor 501 report recognizes top managed service providers based on a range of metrics, including annual managed services revenue growth, revenue per employee, managed services offered and customer devices managed.
“MSPmentor congratulates CRA on this unique honor,” said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a Penton business. “Qualifying for our MSPmentor 501 Global Edition puts CRA in rare company.”
MSPs on this year’s global 501 list lifted their combined annual recurring revenues $2.61 billion, continuing seven straight years of strong growth. Together, those MSPs now manage more than 700,000 servers, according to Jessica Davis, managing editor, MSPmentor.
MSPmentor, produced by Nine Lives Media, 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.
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Computer Resources of America is pleased to announce that we are one of the Top 100 Managed Services providers in North America (and the world!!!). MSP Mentor has released their list of the top 100 Managed Service Providers in North America for 2013 and CRA has landed as #53.
We’ve worked hard to continue to develop an extraordinarily helpful, scalable and customizeable service offering for all of our clients. In the past few years we’ve been able to develop new backup and disaster recovery strategies, proactive monitoring and maintenance plans, and grown an amazing team of helpful, courteous, and smart technicians and engineers.
We thank all the clients and friends who have helped us grow over the years and hope to continue to be able to grow while offering personalized and personal solutions to everyone who needs it!
Click here before to check out MSP Mentor’s Top 100 Managed Service Providers in North America.
Innovative IT Service Provider tops MSP 500 List for forward-thinking approach to Delivery of Managed Services
Computer Resources of America, CRA, an industry leading Managed Services Provider, announced today that it has been named as an Elite 150 Company by The Channel Company, on its’ 2016 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list. This is the second consecutive year that CRA has been named to this annual list which recognizes top-tier North American solution providers with an innovative approach to delivering managed IT solutions that help businesses better leverage technology, improve operational efficiencies and pave the way for growth.
“We did this as a team - it’s an honor to make the Elite 150 list,” said Chico Ramnarayan, CRA founder and CEO. “It’s the second straight year for us and it’s helped us differentiate ourselves from competitors. We are a compelling choice and the industry recognition is great.”
CRA, as an Elite 150 Company, has an extensive track record in designing and implementing highly efficient and innovative IT solutions. In addition to providing base line IT services, CRA offers industry leading solutions that include Manage360, a comprehensive and proactive approach to all of a company’s IT operations, Continuity, an all-in-one backup and disaster recovery solution that protects businesses from downtime, and Connect, a DaaS solution that embraces business agility and supports the BYOD movement. These services are built to tackle diverse business needs across a broad client base, and improve operational efficiencies while maximizing return on IT investments.
“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 of The Channel Company. “We congratulate the service providers of the MSP 500, who continually reinvent themselves to meet successfully their customers’ changing needs, helping businesses get the most out of their IT investments and sharpen their competitive edge.”
The MSP 500 list is divided into three categories – the MSP Elite 150, Pioneer 250, and Hosting Service Provider 100. As an Elite 150 Company, CRA differentiates itself with white glove customer service and multi-tiered service offerings that tackle a wide spectrum of needs.
The MSP 500 list is highlighted in CRN’s February issue and online atwww.CRN.com/msp500.
Subject matter experts and proven technical expertise places CRA on the Tech Elite 250 list
Computer Resources of America, CRA, announced today that it has been named to the 2016 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading-edge technology vendors.
“CRA’s biggest asset are its people,” said Chico Ramnarayan. “We continually invest in them and build up skill sets that are aligned with best practices industry trends. Hands-on training combined with formal certification pathways empowers a strong MSP team and delivers in spades for our clients.”
CRA, as an established IT solutions provider, has solid partnerships with top-tier vendors such as VMWare, Citrix, Microsoft, HP, Lenovo, Dell and others. “A skilled team is fundamental,” said Chris McMahon, Business Development Manager. “We have a proven track record, but training and certification build better, smarter engineers. This translates into satisfied customers and improved service delivery for CRA.”
To compile the annual list, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors work together to identify the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the North American IT channel. Companies who have obtained these elite designations— which enable solution providers to deliver premium products, services and customer support—are then selected from a pool of online applicants.
“The solution providers selected for our annual Tech Elite 250 list have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and gained strong industry credibility by earning some of the most difficult IT certifications available from top technology vendors,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Attainment of these exclusive certifications strengthens the channel as a whole by invigorating partnerships and enabling the delivery of exceptional customer service. We congratulate each of these organizations and look forward to their continued success.”
Coverage of the Tech Elite 250 will be featured in the April issue of CRN, and online atwww.crn.com.
Company Recognized for Forward-Thinking Approach to Meeting the Needs of Today’s IT Channel
Computer Resources of America, Inc. (CRA), an award-winning managed services provider based in New York, today announced it has been named to CRN’s Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Elite 150. The annual list recognizes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose cutting-edge approach to managed services puts end-user customers in the best position to improve efficiencies, cut costs and speed time to market for their own products and services.
In today’s world of computing power, end users are barraged by options. CRN, the leading media outlet for vendors and solution providers attempting to understand sales and service channels, selected the top MSPs in order to bring clarity to the decision-making process.
This year, CRN’s MSP500 is broken down into three groups highlighting the MSP Elite 150, who are large data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premise professional services as well as off-premise services; the MSP Pioneer 250, who have a business model heavily weighted toward managed services focused on the small- and midsize-business market; and the MSP Hosting Service Provider 100, who own and operate their own data centers, providing a wide array of subscription-based outsourced services.
“The managed services landscape continues to evolve rapidly as organizations are discovering they can impact both bottom-line and top-line growth,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “When it comes to strong managed services and off-premise solutions, these companies are the industry’s proven leaders, showing just how they can change the game for their customers and we congratulate them on their success.”
“Receiving this outstanding recognition from CRN demonstrates CRA’s leadership in the market and commitment to delivering real value for our clients,” says Chico Ramnarayan, President & CEO, CRA. “We dedicate this win to the continued growth and success of our clients, and see it as a further validation that CRA is leading and changing the way managed services gets done.”
Coverage of the MSP500 will be featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online atwww.CRN.com.
Founded in 1992 and based in New York, CRA, an award-winning IT managed solutions and certified Minority Business Enterprise, has been providing innovative managed support services and technology-based solutions for small and medium businesses, enterprises, and government agencies for over 20 years. In 2013, CRA has landed on Nine Lives Media’s sixth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished list and report identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). CRA has also been named as a member of the Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Learn more atwww.consultcra.com.
About the Channel Company
The Channel Company is the sales channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology sales channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.
Computer Resources of America (CRA) announces it has been named to The Channel Company’s CRN® Tech Elite 250. This annual list recognizes an elite group of IT solution providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most advanced technical certifications from leading vendors.
In compiling the list, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors collaborated to assess the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the IT channel. These technical certifications—from vendors including Cisco, Citrix, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and Symantec, among others—have enabled solution providers to deliver an outstanding level of premium products, services and support to their North American customers.
For over two decades, CRA has been committed to training and education, as evidenced by the breadth of elite IT industry certifications it has achieved. CRA is a longtime partner with many leading vendors and holds multiple advanced partner certifications with each.
“The solution providers selected for our annual Tech Elite 250 have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and gained industry credibility by investing in the IT certifications necessary to deliver exceptional service to their customers and stay competitive,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.“ These featured solution providers have enhanced and strengthened their partnerships by earning some of the most difficult certifications from some of the most prominent names in IT. We congratulate these organizations and look forward to their continued success.”
“Having a commitment to technical expertise and proficiency through ongoing education and partner certification is vital to providing our clients with advanced transformation solutions that deliver real results,” said Chico Ramnarayan, President & CEO of CRA. “We are proud to be recognized for that commitment and be among CRNs Tech Elite 250.”
Coverage of the Tech Elite 250 will be featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at http://www.CRN.com.
Clutch is a Washington, DC-based B2B research firm that identifies top service providers and solutions firms that deliver results for their clients. The Clutch methodology is an innovative research process melding the best of traditional B2B research and newer consumer review services. To date, Clutch has researched and reviewed 1000+ companies spanning 50+ market segments.
Clutch's effort to identify top IT services firms remains ongoing, and the company encourages vendors with a demonstrated record of outstanding client service and satisfaction to apply for inclusion in future research.
CRA was chosen after being evaluated across more than a dozen quantitative and qualitative elements, including company experience, industry recognition, technical certifications, market presence and positive client reviews.
Computer Resources of America has been nominated by Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews firm, as a leading cloud consultant in New York City.
"Cloud computing is key to the advancement of technological capability and performance and is causing rapid and widespread adoption of cloud services," said Alex Miller, a senior analyst covering cloud computing for Clutch. "It is critical to have an experienced team of cloud computing experts to lead an organization's cloud migration strategy."
The companies selected were based on over a dozen quantitative and qualitative factors. Clutch analysts interviewed the companies' past clients to learn how the firms approach challenges, develop strategies, and execute customized projects. The research process also includes evaluating the companies' market presence and level of experience in the cloud computing field.
You can find the full client reviews and associated cloud computing consultants' profiles here:
Computer Resources of America is a Minority Business Enterprise Certified by the New York and New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council. The National Minority Supplier Development Council is a global leader in advancing business opportunities for its certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises and connecting them to member corporations.
Computer Resources America or CRA has since its inception in 1992 provided advanced IT support solutions for enterprises, small and medium businesses and government agencies.
Having survived and actually thrived during the IT bubble of the late nineties and the rigors of a harsh economic slowdown, CRA has shown how innovative thinking and the ability to adapt can succeed. The value proposition for businesses and IT departments has been very significant. It’s no wonder then that Inc. Magazine has chosen to feature CRA over many other IT solutions providers in its prestigious Inc. 500 list.
An IT Feather in the Cap
The inclusion in the Inc.500 list is where some of the best companies in the United States are featured, too. It simply suggests that CRA has been able to achieve what many enterprises are still struggling to achieve.
As a premier print publication, Inc. Magazine’s annual listing of the best companies and business leaders is considered a very authoritative source for the entrepreneurial landscape in the US. Its incisive surveys, analysis and articles on trends in businesses and market dynamics – including advice for new enterprises and investments – are considered a top notch repository for professionals.
For anything or anyone remotely associated with business and looking for ideas and inspiration, Inc. magazine provides just the right information. When a publication of the stature of Inc. Magazine chooses to honor CRA – keeping in mind CRA’s offerings and growth parameters in recent years – it surely means business.
CRA – the game changers in the IT space
For a “minority business enterprise” like Computer Resources of America to be delivering this kind of 360 degree support services and IT tools 24×7 and 365 days a year, says a lot about their vision and innate desire to excel.
From effectively managing businesses, to countering technological snags and loopholes, to offering superior project planning and strategic management – they have consistently catered to a wide number of clients at exceptionally flat rates. In fact, very few companies in the IT space today, whether big or large, can think of this vast palette of offerings like CRA does.
Interestingly, the Inc. 500 recognition takes into account a host of factors before featuring companies in this prominent list. Apart from profit margins and growth parameters, it cautiously measures company’s offerings vis-à-vis their potential for growth and ability for innovation. For CRA, it is this knack for breaking new ground that has earned them the rare distinction of being the most comprehensive IT solutions provider in New York and in the US.
Total Support to Specialized Solutions and Everything in Between
Highly affordable, dependable and with years of experience in enterprise consulting and training behind them – CRA has honed itself to offer you comprehensive service in three broad areas. These include management support and monitoring, short and long term IT solutions planning and management and personalized and effective staffing services.
From core computing assistance, to monitoring networks, creating practical IT support design and planning costs to developing disaster recovery options – it is CRA’s skilled technical staff and smart solutions which is giving businesses their competitive edge in today’s dynamic environment.
The coveted Inc. 500 listing has only propelled CRA to excel further and conquer many more such milestones in future.