CRN 500 List Released - Some New Names, Some Old

07/28/2017 by

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Weidenhammer, an IT solutions provider with offices in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Texas, has been named to CRN’s “Solution Provider 500” list for 2017.

Other well-known companies to make the list include Presidio, Accentual, IBM Global Services, and Broadview Networks, an office phone systems provider.

This year’s list marks the first time since 2010 that CRN has made the group public—the change, no doubt, comes amid a huge boom in the managed services industry. As more and more companies are looking to invest in cloud phones, SaaS, VoIP, and UCaaS, these lists will become a valuable commodity for checking the reputation of your potential provider.

In fact, cloud services may be keeping IBM afloat right now. Despite landing in the #1 spot on this year’s list, IBM Global Services suffered its 19th straight quarter with falling revenue in Q4 of 2016.

Cloud services and managed services are on the rise for several reasons—security is a big one, mobility is another, and cost savings are unavoidable. What business wouldn’t want a VoIP phone or UC solution that allows employees to be productive anywhere, at any time?

2017 could see 1 billion VoIP users, per data from Juniper Research. To see the full “Solution Provider 500” list from CRN, visit the contest landing page.