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LeadingIT Celebrates 10 Years of Service in Chicagoland

CHICAGO, Ill. -- LeadingIT, a friendly technology and cybersecurity support firm, started with no clients and zero dollars. For the first 8-10 months, Stephen Taylor, our CEO, worked on reaching out to as many people as possible, offering and telling them what he could do. The few who saw value in our offerings signed up as clients. With sheer determination and dedication, he spent the first year trying to build the business.

Our official start date was October 15, 2010, and we have experienced steady growth since our establishment. Currently, we serve 2,800 end users from our 90 regular clients. Stephen Taylor currently relies on his team to enable and empower him to do more. With our 10th anniversary coming up on October 15, 2020, we look at the steps we've taken in service delivery.

The Major Impact Factor

Looking back over the last ten years, Stephen Taylor believes that hard work and dedication have fueled much of our success. Entrepreneurs should learn how to level up themselves and get out of their comfort zone to achieve their goals. Business owners who try to manage everything in their businesses can quickly become a stumbling block to their success.

Stephen Taylor has delegated most roles and gotten out of the way, showing immense trust in his team's ability and judgment. Thanks to his team, he can focus more on the company's bigger vision as they take care of the technical roles and the daily tasks. Taking risks and doing things that challenge you can also make a difference as an entrepreneur.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

We're also excited to share our anniversary alongside National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), which is in its 17th year of existence. According to CISA.gov(*Note 1), this year's theme, "Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart," encourages organizations to become intentional about enhancing cybersecurity. NCSAM emphasizes that individuals should take personal responsibility in protecting their cyberspace.

Company Values

LeadingIT has made considerable strides in our business operations while holding fast to company values. The core values that inform our brand include:
* We get IT done
* We foster community
* We constantly improve
* We create happy clients

Our Services

Partnering with us offers a host of benefits, including:
* Fast and friendly support: Our responsive tech experts resolve issues in real-time, preventing untimely downtime that can hamper your team's productivity.
* All-inclusive: Nonprofits, religious organizations, schools, manufacturers, law offices, and accounting firms can reach out to us for 24/7, all-inclusive tech and cybersecurity support.
* Cybersecurity: Count on us to secure your organization from evolving cybersecurity threats and to help you proactively prevent data loss and ransomware. Trust us to help you maintain industry best practices and put hurdles on the path of cyberattacks.

Developing Future Leaders

LeadingIT cares about the next generation of IT professionals and offers a scholarship for IT students at McHenry Community College. The scholarship helps to create substantial career opportunities as we work to close the talent gap. Two IT students benefit from our $250 scholarship every year, one in fall and the other during spring. With these scholarship funds, students can pay for their tuition fees and buy relevant books. Interested applicants can visit the McHenry County College Foundation Scholarship Program website to apply before the set deadlines.

Giving Back to The Community

Every year, LeadingIT takes part in Extra Life (*Note 2), a nonprofit organization that collects funds for a local children's hospital. You can play games on their website, then collect and earn pledges that go to charity. Extra Life has raised over $70 million since its inception in 2008. Now, they are running the COVID-19 Impact Fund for sick and injured kids.

About LeadingIT

LeadingIT offers 24/7, all-inclusive, fast, and friendly technology and cybersecurity support for nonprofits, manufacturers, schools, accounting firms, religious organizations, government, and law offices with 10-200 employees across the Chicagoland area.

For more information about LeadingIT, please visit https://www.goleadingit.com.

For more information about the LeadingIT Technology Scholarship, please visit https://mchenry.academicworks.com/opportunities/1986.

MEDIA CONTACT
Stephen Taylor
Phone: 847-545-0714
Email: Stephen@GoLeadingIT.com

Sources:
(*Note 1): https://www.cisa.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month
(*Note 2): https://www.extra-life.org/

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Willow.ai™ and TECVINE Offer the Next Generation of AI

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Willow.ai, provider of a proprietary pre-trained artificial intelligence solution called Willow™ that analyzes insights, automates workflows, and optimizes everyday business tasks, announces today its new partnership with TECVINE, a leading provider of network, cloud, and mobility infrastructure solutions for enterprise organizations.

Today's announcement enhances Willow.ai's current renowned intelligent self-learning solutions by putting it into the hands of a prominent integration partner that specializes in advanced technologies that solve complex business issues at scale.

Allen Wills, CEO, TECVINE says, "It is mission critical for enterprise companies to cost-effectively utilize AI to drive immediate revenues, eliminate organizational costs, and improve upon their competitive advantages and this new partnership allows them to do just that and more."

The Willow.ai and TECVINE alliance will focus on offering organizations a seamless solution that includes advanced AI, infrastructure technologies, and complete system integration. "We are very excited to partner with TECVINE," says Brian Kennedy, CEO, Willow.ai, "this partnership builds on each organization's successes. Combining our AI, Willow, with the turnkey integration solution that TECVINE provides is a natural fit and second to none. This partnership will extend our shared success to our respective markets as well as new ones."

About Willow.ai

Willow.ai provides the next generation of artificial intelligence solutions by creating private customized networks that sync people with AI. Its proprietary artificial intelligence called Willow™ fuses advanced intelligence with subject matter experts to develop end-to-end business solutions that empower end users and help organizations to rapidly grow, cut costs, and optimize results. To learn more, visit https://www.willow.ai/

About TECVINE

TECVINE assists enterprise businesses in establishing a customized highly dynamic technical infrastructure. Its turnkey technical advisory services help them to select and implement appropriate enterprise technologies that will solve their complex business issues. The company's leadership brings over 35 years of trusted, industry experience overseeing the implementation of best-in-class solutions for mobility, networking, and cloud. For more information, please visit https://tecvine.com/

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MCC Fall Scholarship – Developing the Next Generation of IT Professionals

CHICAGO, Ill. -- LeadingIT, an all-inclusive, fast, and friendly technology and cybersecurity support company operating in the Chicagoland area cares about developing the next generation of IT professionals. Employment in computing, information systems, and information technology (IT) is growing at a rapid pace.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the demand will continue to accelerate at an 11% pace through 2028. As companies migrate more services to the cloud, the need for IT support, networking, cloud support, managed services, and help desk professionals will provide great career opportunities.

At any one time, there are nearly a million open IT jobs in the United States. The demand for qualified IT workers is amazing! Anyone with skills involving IT, from servers to software, computers to networking, web filtering or spam filtering, email support, internet access, or website design will remain in demand for years to come. However, there are simply not enough supply of skilled IT workers to fill this growing demand. The talent gap is simply too large.

One of the hottest areas is cybersecurity. By 2021, there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally.

If you're looking for a high-paying, stable, and productive career path, being an IT professional opens up a world of possibilities (literally).

The Top 10 Most In-Demand Tech Jobs

Here are the top 10 most in-demand tech jobs in 2020
1. AI Architect
2. Business Intelligence Analyst
3. Cloud Architect
4. Data Analyst and Engineer
5. Developer (Web, Software, Mobile)
6. DevOps Engineers
7. IT Help Desk Support Professional
8. Network and Cloud Administrator
9. Network Security Architect, Engineer, and Administrator
10. System Administrator

The average salary of the ten most in-demand tech jobs in 2020 is $113, 855.

Closing The Talent Gap

To help close the talent gap and provide strong career opportunities for the next generation of IT professionals, LeadingIT is proud to announce it is once again offered a Technology Scholarship for the fall for students pursuing an IT career at McHenry Community College.

The $250 scholarship is available for students pursuing one of the following:
* An Associate degree in Science with a focus on Computer Science
* An Associate degree in Applied Science in Network Security
* A certificate in Cyber Security, Geek Technology, Help Desk, Networking Specialists, or PC Support Specialist

If you're looking to build a career in IT, these degrees and certificates are a great place to start. LeadingIT is proud to help you launching your career.

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be full-time students taking a minimum of 12 credit hours, currently have a GPA of at least 3.0, and be a resident of McHenry County.

Scholarship funds can be applied to tuition, book, and fees.

Deadline For Applications For The LeadingIT Technology Scholarship

The deadline for applications for the LeadingIT Technology Scholarship for the fall is October 6, 2020. Interested applicants can apply through the McHenry County College Foundation Scholarship Program website.

About LeadingIT

LeadingIT offers 24/7, all-inclusive, fast, and friendly technology and cybersecurity support for nonprofits, manufacturers, schools, accounting firms, religious organizations, government, and law offices with 10-200 employees across the Chicagoland area.

For more information about LeadingIT, please visit: https://www.goleadingit.com.

For more information about the LeadingIT Technology Scholarship, please visit: https://mchenry.academicworks.com/opportunities/1986.

MEDIA CONTACT
Stephen Taylor
Phone: 847-545-0714
Email: Stephen@GoLeadingIT.com

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Core Catalysts Announces Partnership to Launch New Service of Solving Cloud Sprawl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Consulting firms Core Catalysts and Smart Factory have announced a new partnership. In response to a significant increase in demand by their Healthcare, Finance, Insurance, and Manufacturing clients, the two companies have teamed up to create a new line of service targeted at solving cloud sprawl. Cloud sprawl can lead to unnecessary spending, inefficient resource controls, and inadequate security and compliance within an organization, and many businesses become subject to cloud sprawl due to a lack of visibility and management of their cloud services.

Numerous companies today are shifting their focus to the cloud and using platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. These platforms often add unexpected complexity to already overworked technology departments.

"Our clients have seen an alarming increase in computer storage costs and security risks, and they often times require more specialized people to manage configurations and approvals," said Jim Wadella, Managing Member of Core Catalysts.

Cloud platforms often offer "quick fixes" that fail to address underlying issues, and the result is more spend for software enhancements and a growing lack of visibility over time. This makes it difficult for an organization to control cloud costs, resources, and security and compliance, which all contribute directly to the success and direction of a company.

"This new offering is in direct response to an issue we've seen across all of our clients," said Doug Richards, CEO of Smart Factory. "The add-to-cart functionality of the AWS and Azure consoles makes it too easy for IT staff to subscribe to products that start off at pennies but can quickly spiral into thousands of dollars a month."

With Core Catalysts and Smart Factory's new partnership, they commit to solving companies' cloud sprawl. Whether it is a one-time diagnostic or ongoing cloud management, their services deliver easy-to-understand, proven, diagnostic data and processes to reestablish control. Their user-friendly platform makes onboarding easy to quickly gain relevant insights for effective decision-making and continuous improvement to cloud management. As a result, organizations can expect full visibility, immediate financial impacts, and leading practices for security and compliance.

For more information, please visit the partner website: https://www.corecatalysts.com/cloud-solutions/

About Core Catalysts

Core Catalysts is a Management Consulting firm based in Kansas City that serves clients across the U.S. in various industries. Core Catalysts provides services such as Process Improvement, Product/Service Commercialization, Revenue Enhancement, Financial Modeling, Program/Project Management, Software Selection, Enterprise Risk Management and Business Performance Improvement through a team that is composed of results-oriented individuals.

Learn more at: https://www.corecatalysts.com/

About Smart Factory

Smart Factory is an IT Management Consulting firm based in Kansas City. For over ten years the Smart Factory team has been perfecting Remote Workforce Management, a staff augmentation system that teams seasoned senior executives with technology specialists from around the world and provides Smart Factory clients with a fully-managed outsourced resource pool that scales and shrinks on-demand. Additionally, Smart Factory offers fractional CIOs, Corporate Advisory services, Product Development, and related services supporting specialized strategic needs.

Learn more at: https://www.smartfactory.io/

MEDIA CONTACT
Jim Wadella
Jim.Wadella@corecatalysts.com
Phone: 913-752-9406

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DISA Awards By Light Team $198.9M Cloud-Based Internet Isolation Production OTA

MCLEAN, Va. -- By Light Professional IT Services LLC has been awarded a $198.9M, 5-year production Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for the Cloud-Based Internet Isolation (CBII) Program. By Light as the prime contractor for this OTA, with teammate Menlo Security, Inc., are together delivering this next-generation Isolation Platform to protect Department of Defense (DoD) networks worldwide.

Beginning in March 2019, By Light and Menlo worked closely with the DISA CBII Program Management Office (PMO) to design and implement the CBII prototype capability which eliminates most web-based threats such as drive-by-downloads. This technology removes the browsing process from the desktop and moves it to the cloud, effectively creating an "air gap" between the internet and enterprise networks. The successful implementation of this effort will directly enhance military and civilian personnel's ability to defend the DoD Information Network (DODIN).

According to Bob Donahue, By Light CEO, "This win culminates more than 18 months of working closely with Menlo, DISA, and its Mission Partners to shape the commercial application of Menlo's Global Cloud Secure Web Gateway (SWG) to improve DoD's information security posture for those entities conducting business across the Internet. Our CBII solution improves the security posture of the network, will scale to meet DoD needs, is easy to deploy and manage, and optimizes and reduces bandwidth - thereby extending the life of the network."

"This isolation technology allows enterprises to separate their network from the public web while providing users seamless access to the internet with a native browser experience," says Joe Boyd, By Light VP and CBII Program Manager. "Within the cloud native architecture, all components scale horizontally. You couple this with global availability, anytime/anywhere access, always-on cloud with failover between regions, instant on-boarding of users, 24x7x365 operations support, and what you get is an enterprise-class cybersecurity capability virtually eliminating internet browsing threats traversing the Internet Access Points (IAPs) while also optimizing and reducing bandwidth utilization."

"We're truly humbled to partner with By Light on this groundbreaking program with DISA," said Poornima DeBolle, Chief Product Officer, Menlo Security. "Our partnership with the By Light team and the CBII Program Management Office (PMO) is a true testament to the value of the Menlo Security 'Isolation Core' architecture to deliver on their security and scalability needs to help defend the users of the DoD Information Network (DODIN)."

About By Light

By Light Professional IT Services LLC, headquartered in McLean, Virginia, is an ISO 9001, 20000-1, and 27001 registered and CMMI Level 3 rated systems integrator that provides secure, turn-key systems by incorporating exceptional engineering, project management, telecommunications, and cyber capabilities to safeguard mission success. Founded by industry professionals with extensive knowledge in the DoD, DISA, and other US Government agencies, By Light successfully implements technical solutions that integrate commercial best practices to meet the needs of government.

For more information, visit https://www.bylight.com/.

About Menlo Security

Menlo Security, Inc., delivers security without compromise and helps enterprises achieve digital transformation to leverage the full benefits of the cloud. Its solutions are built on the world's first and only Isolation CoreTM, which delivers 100 percent protection against web and email threats. Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, Menlo Security is trusted by eight of the ten largest banks in the world, critical infrastructure, and large government agencies. It is backed by General Catalyst, Sutter Hill Ventures, Engineering Capital, Osage University Partners, American Express Ventures, Ericsson Ventures, HSBC, and JP Morgan Chase. For more information, ask@menlosecurity.com

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XLR8 Companies announces New Technology Division headed by Santosh Kumar and New Medical Services

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Xelerate Logistics LLC ("XLR8") announced the launch of its latest additions to its business, two new divisions, Advanced Technology Services, and Medical Equipment & Shipping.

The Information Technology Services product that was in developmental stages from April 2, 2020, is headed by Santosh Kumar, Chief Information Officer. Santosh Kumar, born and raised in Bangalore, India who now resides in New Jersey has over fifteen years of work experience in Project Management. Mr. Kumar also has strong work experience in software application development for Investment Banking and Capital Markets, development of web-based software, data migration, reporting, and software enhancement and releases for larger clients.

This new technology division will enhance XLR8 Companies and clients in multiple ways. With in-house services for XLR8 product development and a subsection devoted solely to its customers' needs, it will improve efficiency and offer options for clients to hire outsourcing their IT needs. This includes Staff Augmentation, Contract Placement, and specific Vendor Programs.

As of August 5, 2020, XLR8 Companies now offers products, sourcing, and logistics for Medical Supplies, Vendor Sourcing for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) through industry specialists in medical personal protective equipment as well as supply trade. With its partners centralized in Korea and with the partnership of Serendipity Consulting Group, XLR8 can supply both certified manufacturers and vendors, SGS reports and other certifications, custom shipping and deliveries from its network of vendors in Cambodia, China, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.

About Xelerate Logistics LLC:

Xelerate is a New York based company with Headquarters in New York City along with offices in Commack, N.Y. & Los Angeles, California, and Global Operations in Canada, Asia, Africa & the Middle East. The founding members of XLR8 managed and ran asset-based lending companies with portfolios in aggregate of over $500 million over the past 20 years; and are now looking into a fund of over $2 Billion. In addition to bringing their networks and expertise into XLR8, the team created an end to end supply chain and logistics management company that can finance the customer's needs from manufacturing through end delivery.

The company provides services related to shipping (ocean and air), both domestic & international, financing and funding options through its supply chain solutions.

For more information, please call, 877.712.6888, email info@xlr8companies.us or visit our website at https://www.xlr8companies.us/.

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Aligned Technology Solutions Ranks on the 2020 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Revenue Growth of 107 Percent

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Inc. magazine today revealed that Aligned Technology Solutions is No. 3485 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment-its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

"It is an honor to be recognized for the second consecutive year by the Inc. 5000 along with so many other incredible companies," said Gar Whaley, Co-founder, Aligned Technology Solutions. "Our growth is a direct result of the passion, dedication and focus of our entire team on helping our clients achieve success. We are grateful to our teammates, clients and partners who helped make this honor possible."

Not only have the companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists as well. The 2020 Inc. 5000 achieved an incredible three-year average growth of over 500 percent, and a median rate of 165 percent. The Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for over 1 million jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are also being featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 18.

"The companies on this year's Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business," says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. "From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism."

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held virtually from October 23 to 27, 2020. As always, speakers will include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

About Aligned Technology Solutions

Since 2010 ATS has been helping organizations leverage and manage technology to grow and secure their businesses. Aligned Technology Solutions is an award-winning technology service provider delivering customized and comprehensive IT solutions for IT Outsourcing, Cybersecurity, Cloud, VoIP & Broadband. ATS is committed to providing world class customer service and best-of-breed technology solutions that provide our clients competitive advantage in their marketplace.

Learn more at https://www.myalignedit.com/.

Media Contact:
Brittany Watson, Marketing Specialist
brittany@MyAlignedIT.com
(703) 740-8797
www.MyAlignedIT.com

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Methodology

The 2020 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent-not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies-as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2016 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media

The world's most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

For more information on the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.

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Right Hand Technology Group Ranked Among World’s Most Elite 501 Managed Service Providers

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Right Hand Technology Group has been named as one of the world's premier managed service providers on the prestigious 2020 annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings.

For the 13th year running, MSPs from around the globe completed an exhaustive survey and application this spring to self-report product offerings, annual total and recurring revenues, profits, revenue mix, growth opportunities and company and customer demographic information. Applicants are ranked on a unique methodology that weights revenue figures according to long-term health and viability; commitment to recurring revenue; and operational efficiency.

Channel Futures is pleased to name Right Hand Technology Group to the 2020 MSP 501.

"We are both thrilled and honored to be recognized once again as one of the top MSPs in the world" said Josh Wilhelm, President of Right Hand Technology Group. "Our team's absolute commitment to process driven delivery shows through this award, our client's loyalty, and our continual growth."

In the 13 years since its inception, the MSP 501 has evolved from a competitive ranking list into a vibrant group of service providers, vendors, distributors, consultants and industry analysts working together to define the growing managed service opportunity.

"For the third year running, the applicant pool for the annual MSP 501 has grown year-over-year, making this year's list the most competitive in the survey's history," says Kris Blackmon, Senior Content Director at Channel Partners and Channel Futures. "The MSP 501 leveraged judgement methodology brand-new in 2020 to drill down into not just what makes a big managed service provider, but what makes a great managed service provider. The 2020 winners are truly the best examples of innovation, business acumen and strategic savvy on the planet. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the 2020 winners and gratitude to the thousands of MSPs that have contributed to the continuing growth and success of both the 501 and the thriving managed services sector."

Ten MSP 501 special award winners will be recognized at the MSP 501 Awards Gala at Channel Partners Virtual: Digital Events for the Modern Channel on September 8 - 10. Nominations for these special awards, including Digital Innovator of the Year, Executive of the Year and the Newcomer Award, were included in the MSP 501 application, and all candidates were encouraged to submit for them.

The data collected by the annual MSP 501 program drives Channel Partners's and Channel Futures's market intelligence insights, creating robust data sets and data-based trend reports that support our editorial coverage, event programming, community and networking strategies and educational offerings. It serves as a lynchpin to dozens of programs and initiatives.

The complete 2020 MSP 501 list is available at Channel Futures.

Background

The 2020 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by Channel Futures and its sister site, Channel Partners. Data was collected online from Mar. 1 through June 30, 2020. The MSP 501 list recognizes top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, profit margin and other factors.

About Right Hand Technology Group

Right Hand Technology Group, Inc. was founded on a very simple idea - that your IT and Cyber Security company should have your back. Our experts plan, monitor, and manage our clients' technology to allow them to focus on their own business growth and organizational success. We have implemented mature processes based on the National Institute of Standards in Technology (NIST) framework to give our clients complete confidence in our services. Every eligible member of our technical team is security certified because IT management should focus on expediency but not at the expense of security. With the right team in place we help companies find and maintain the proper balance between the two.

Learn more at: https://www.righthandtechnologygroup.com/

About Informa Tech

Channel Futures, Channel Partners Online, Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Channel Partners Evolution are part of Informa Tech, a market-leading B2B information provider with depth and specialization in the Information and Communications (ICT) Technology sector. We help drive the future by inspiring the Technology community to design, build and run a better digital world through our market-leading research, media, training and event brands. Every year, we welcome 7,400+ subscribers to our research, more than 3.8 million unique visitors a month to our digital communities, 18,200+ students to our training programs and 225,000 delegates to our events.

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Kraft Technology Group Ranked Among Tennessee’s Most Elite MSPs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Channel Futures creates an annual, comprehensive list, known as the MSP 501, to recognize some of the best managed service providers (MSPs) around the globe. This year, Kraft Technology Group Ranked among Tennessee's Most Elite MSPs.

For the 13th year in a row, they've released a list based on an exhaustive survey that takes into account:
* Product offerings
* Annual total and recurring revenues
* Profits
* Growth opportunities
* Customer demographic information
* And more

"These benchmarks are what local businesses should examine when choosing a managed service provider with the experience, skill set, business knowledge and defined strategy to help them succeed in this fast-changing digital landscape," says Kris Blackmon, Senior Content Director, Channel Partners and Channel Futures. "In all of the managed service providers that Tennessee has to offer, Kraft Technology Group stands as a shining example of excellence."

"The 2020 winners are truly the best examples of innovation, business acumen and strategic savvy on the planet. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the 2020 winners and gratitude to the thousands of MSPs that have contributed to the continuing growth and success of both the 501 and the thriving managed services sector."

Don Baham, President, Kraft Technology Group, expressed, "We are very proud to be named to the MSP 501. Our team takes pride in delivering high-quality technology services and support for businesses in the greater Nashville region and beyond. Being named to such a prestigious list is a testament to our commitment to those we serve."

About MSP 501

The MSP 501 rankings are determined through a unique methodology that takes revenue figures into account and ranks according to a few important factors:
* Long-term health and viability
* Commitment to recurring revenue
* Operational efficiency

The 2020 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by Channel Futures and its sister site, Channel Partners. Data was collected via the internet from March 1 through June 30, 2020. The complete MSP 501 list is available at Channel Futures.

The list and the accompanying report offer insight gathered via:
* Interviews
* Responses
* Historical data

You can gain insight into hiring trends, workforce dynamics, business models, and much more.

About Kraft Technology Group

Part of the KraftCPAs family of companies since 1992, Kraft Technology Group has been providing Computer Services, I.T. Security, Network Support, and Managed I.T. Services in the greater Nashville Tennessee area and beyond. Our mission is to empower small and midsize businesses to efficiently and securely utilize best of breed technology, so they can focus on reaching and exceeding their strategic goals. Visit https://www.kraftgrp.com/ to learn more.

Media Contact:
Don Baham, President
(615) 241-9233
info@kraftgrp.com

About Informa Tech

Channel Futures, Channel Partners Online, Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Channel Partners Evolution are part of Informa Tech, a market-leading B2B information provider with depth and specialization in the Information and Communications (ICT) Technology sector. We help drive the future by inspiring the Technology community to design, build and run a better digital world through our market-leading research, media, training and event brands. Every year, we welcome 7,400+ subscribers to our research, more than 3.8 million unique visitors a month to our digital communities, 18,200+ students to our training programs and 225,000 delegates to our events.

Media Contact:
Allison Francis
Editor, Channel Futures & Channel Partners
Editor, MSP 501
Allison.Francis@informa.com

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Aligned Technology Solutions Ranked Among Virginia Most Elite 501 Managed Service Providers

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Aligned Technology Solutions has been named as one of the world's premier managed service providers and one of the top MSPs in Virginia on the prestigious 2020 annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings.

For the 13th year, MSPs from around the globe completed an exhaustive survey and application this spring to self-report product offerings, annual total and recurring revenues, profits, revenue mix, growth opportunities and company and customer demographic information. Applicants are ranked on a unique methodology that weights revenue figures according to long-term health and viability; commitment to recurring revenue; and operational efficiency.

Channel Futures is pleased to name Aligned Technology Solutions to the 2020 MSP 501.

"We are once again thrilled to be named to the MSP 501 Rankings," said Gar Whaley, Co-founder, Aligned Technology Solutions. "This recognition is a true testament to our dedication and focus on helping our clients achieve success by leveraging technology solutions we implement and manage to grow and secure their business. We are grateful to our teammates, clients and partners who helped make this honor possible."

"I'm so proud of our team for earning this distinction for the second year in a row," said Don Sauer, Co-founder, Aligned Technology Solutions. "They work so hard and are so dedicated to being the best they can be for our clients each and every day. We get plenty of praise from our amazing client / partners, this is just the icing on the cake."

In the 13 years since its inception, the MSP 501 has evolved from a competitive ranking list into a vibrant group of service providers, vendors, distributors, consultants and industry analysts working together to define the growing managed service opportunity.

"These benchmarks are what local businesses should examine when choosing a managed service provider with the experience, skill set, business knowledge and defined strategy to help them succeed in this fast-changing digital landscape," says Kris Blackmon, Senior Content Director, Channel Partners and Channel Futures. "In all of the managed service providers that Virginia has to offer, Aligned Technology Solutions stands as a shining example of excellence."

Ten MSP 501 special award winners will be recognized at the MSP 501 Awards Gala at Channel Partners Virtual: Digital Events for the Modern Channel on September 8 - 10. Nominations for these special awards, including Digital Innovator of the Year, Executive of the Year and the Newcomer Award, were included in the MSP 501 application, and all candidates were encouraged to submit for them.

The data collected by the annual MSP 501 program drives Channel Partners's and Channel Futures's market intelligence insights, creating robust data sets and data-based trend reports that support our editorial coverage, event programming, community and networking strategies and educational offerings. It serves as a lynchpin to dozens of programs and initiatives.

The complete 2020 MSP 501 list is available at Channel Futures: https://www.channelfutures.com/msp-501/2020-msp-501-rankings.

Background

The 2020 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by Channel Futures and its sister site, Channel Partners. Data was collected online from March 1 through June 30, 2018. The MSP 501 list recognizes top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, profit margin and other factors.

About Aligned Technology Solutions

Since 2010 ATS has been helping organizations leverage and manage technology to grow and secure their businesses. Aligned Technology Solutions is an award-winning technology service provider delivering customized and comprehensive IT solutions for IT Outsourcing, Cybersecurity, Cloud, VoIP & Broadband. ATS is committed to providing world class customer service and best-of-breed technology solutions that provide our clients competitive advantage in their marketplace. Learn more at https://www.myalignedit.com/.

About Informa Tech

Channel Futures, Channel Partners Online, Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Channel Partners Evolution are part of Informa Tech, a market-leading B2B information provider with depth and specialization in the Information and Communications (ICT) Technology sector. We help drive the future by inspiring the Technology community to design, build and run a better digital world through our market-leading research, media, training and event brands. Every year, we welcome 7,400+ subscribers to our research, more than 3.8 million unique visitors a month to our digital communities, 18,200+ students to our training programs and 225,000 delegates to our events.

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