Company credits strategic pivot in face of industry sea change with enabling continued competitiveness.
PORTLAND, Ore. (June 4, 2018) – Structured announced today that it was named for the eighth consecutive year to the prestigious 2018 Solution Provider 500 list compiled by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers, and IT consultants in North America by revenue.
The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s predominant channel partner award list, serving as the industry standard for recognition of the most successful solution provider companies in the channel since 1995. The complete list will be published on CRN.com, making it readily available to organizations seeking out top solution providers with which to partner.
“Rapid changes in modern IT require companies like Structured to rethink service models in order to stay competitive and relevant,” said Structured President and CEO Ron Fowler. “Maintaining engineering excellence is critical – and we have done that — but engineering alone is not enough. We must also provide customers with business insight based on data analysis and ROI modeling so that they can make smart, long-term IT investments for technology on-premises or in the cloud.”
Structured’s foundation as a cybersecurity services provider is strong and will continue to support the business since every aspect of IT revolves around making applications and data secure and available for a mobile workforce. However, the company is broadening its scope to include more cloud services as well as software development and operations.
“Hyperconvergence, data center virtualization, automation and cloud computing have contributed to a massive shift in the way we approach the marketplace,” said Fowler. “We will continue to invest heavily in our engineering acumen for infosec and other traditional IT services, but we also will remain open to investing in new lines of business to keep pace with changing times.”
“CRN’s Solution Provider 500 list spotlights the North American IT channel partner organizations that have earned the highest revenue over the past year, providing a valuable resource to vendors looking for top solution providers to partner with,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “The companies on this year’s list represent an incredible, combined revenue of $320 billion, a sum that attests to their success in staying ahead of rapidly changing market demands. We extend our sincerest congratulations to each of these top-performing solution providers and look forward to their future pursuits and successes.”
The complete 2018 Solution Provider 500 list will be available online at www.crn.com/sp500 and a sample from the list is featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine.