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Blue Layer Ranks Among World’s Most Elite 501 Managed Service Providers for 7th Consecutive Year

Created at August 13, 2020

Blue Layer Ranks Among World’s Most Elite 501 Managed Service Providers for 7th Consecutive Year

For the seventh year in a row, Blue Layer has been named one of the world’s premier managed service providers on the prestigious 2020 annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings at #144. Blue Layer is the only MSP provider in the West Texas area to consistently appear on the list.

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.

“We’re incredibly proud to have ranked on the MSP 501 for the seventh year in a row,” said Blue Layer COO, Michael Strong. “Our quality of service and dedication to customer care has helped us achieve the MSP 501’s increasingly strict ranking metrics year after year, including jumping from #327 in 2019 to #144 this year. We’re honored to represent West Texas as the only provider with this consistent recognition and look forward to continuing to provide our superior services throughout the region and all across Texas.”

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. This year’s applicant pool grew for the third year in a row, making 2020 the most competitive list to date.

“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 Texas has to offer, Blue Layer stands as a shining example of excellence.”

The data collected by the annual MSP 501 program drives Channel Partners’ and Channel Futures’ 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. 

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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 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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For 18 years, Blue Layer has been using superior customer service and a fair pricing model to provide West Texas companies with comprehensive, “Right-Sized” IT solutions designed specifically to meet their needs. We specialize in addressing the many, ever-changing landscapes of technology, including managed services, cloud solutions, cybersecurity, networking, and monitoring.

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