Akins IT Named to CRN’s 2016 MSP 500 List



Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services


Newport Beach, CA, February 22, 2016 – AKINS IT announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, that they have been named to the 2016 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their top-notch offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on IT investments.

In today’s fast-paced business environments, MSPs play an important role in helping companies leverage new technologies without straining their budgets or losing focus on their core business. CRN’s MSP 500 list shines a light on the most forward-thinking and innovative of these key organizations.

The list is divided into three categories: 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-premise and off-premise services; and the MSP Hosting Service Provider 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premise, cloud-based services.

The core of Akins IT brand is upgrading lives and its growth may be credited largely to selecting the best team to work with- including employees, partners, and clients. Akins IT has worked with hundreds of mid-sized businesses, state, and local education (SLED) organizations in California to plan, implement and manage hybrid solutions for their IT infrastructure and applications. It has helped these organizations free up 20% to 50+% of their IT budgets and resources by providing easy to manage, robust yet less complex IT solutions that upgrade their clients’ life.

 “MSPs meet a critical need in the IT market, providing customized, turnkey services that allow for predictable operational expenses, effective control of expenditures, precise allocation of limited resources and convenient access to on-demand and pay-as-you-go technology,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate the service providers of the MSP 500, who continually reinvent themselves to successfully meet their customers’ changing needs, helping businesses get the most out of their IT investments and sharpen their competitive edge.”

When asked for his comments on the continued success, Chief Upgrade Officer, Shawn Akins said “I’m very proud of our team and honored by this acknowledgment. I would also like to thank our many clients for letting us help them upgrade their lives.”

 The MSP 500 list will be featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/msp500.