Hauppauge, NY, February 12, 2024 — Custom Computer Specialists, (“CCS”), announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named CCS to its Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Elite 150 category for 2024.

The MSP 500 list compiled by CRN serves as a comprehensive guide to identifying and recognizing the top Managed Service Providers (MSPs) in North America. MSPs play a crucial role in supporting businesses by offering managed services that enhance efficiency, simplify IT solutions, and optimize return on investment.

“We are honored to not only be recognized by CRN as a top managed services provider for the seventh consecutive year, but to also be included in the Elite 150 category, said Jay Whitchurch, CEO of CCS. “The CCS team takes great pride in providing exceptional service and guidance to our clients. As we continue to expand our footprint, we will remain dedicated to our clients’ success and to delivering industry-leading solutions.”

The annual MSP 500 list is divided into three sections: the MSP Pioneer 250, recognizing companies with business models weighted toward managed services and largely focused on the SMB market; the MSP Elite 150, recognizing large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on- and off-premises services; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premises and cloud-based security services.

The MSP 500 list aims to showcase and celebrate MSPs that are driving growth and innovation in the industry. These service providers not only enable businesses to harness complex technologies but also contribute to maintaining a strong focus on core business goals without stretching financial resources. By categorizing MSPs based on their business models and areas of expertise, the list helps end-users find the right partners to meet their specific needs and challenges in the rapidly evolving technology landscape.

CCS is recognized throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest for providing exceptional service and strategic guidance to their clients.  Their dedicated team of best-and-brightest engineers and technology experts provide managed support services that are designed to address each client’s unique needs, including Managed Security, Managed IT Support, Disaster Recovery as a Service, and virtual CIO/CISO services.

Jennifer Follett, VP of US Content and executive Editor CRN, The Channel Company, emphasized the significance of managed services for businesses at various scales, stating, “Managed services provide a route for businesses of all sizes to maintain efficiency and adaptability throughout their growth journey. The solution providers featured in our 2024 MSP 500 list are introducing cutting-edge managed services portfolios to the market, enabling their clients to achieve success by optimizing their IT budgets. This allows businesses to allocate resources strategically, concentrating on mission-critical tasks that drive future success.

The MSP 500 list will be featured in the February 2024 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/msp500.

About CCS
CCS is a leading provider of technology solutions and services for IT infrastructure, software, managed services, IT consulting, cybersecurity, cloud, and network design and implementation. Our goal is simple – to understand where our clients are on their technology journey and help them get to where they want to be.  Founded in 1979, CCS’s knowledge and experience make them a leading and trusted partner of corporations, small-and-mid-sized businesses, educational institutions, healthcare organizations, nonprofits, and government agencies across the Northeast, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic.

With headquarters in Hauppauge, NY, CCS has over 400 employees at headquarters and additional offices in Providence, RI, Cleveland, OH, and Raleigh, NC.  We strongly believe in “Right People, Right Results”. Providing the Right Results for our clients has earned CCS numerous certifications, awards and distinctions: SOC 2 Type 2 Compliance, CRN North America “Elite 150”, “Elite 250” and “Security 100” for top Managed Service Providers; Best Cybersecurity and Best Computer Services in Long Island; Top 10 K12 Solution Providers; and Best Places to Work.  Learn more at www.customonline.com.

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