Auckland reseller and independent managed service provider Business Online is the only local company to appear on US-based Nine Lives Media’s 2008-09 second annual MSP (managed service provider) mentor 100 list.
Business Online was placed at number 76. This is the first time the company has appeared on the list, which Nine Lives Media says identifies the world’s “most progressive” managed service providers.
The MSPmentor 100 report is based on data from Nine Lives Media’s global online survey that was conducted from October to December 2008. It recognises managed service providers based on a range of revenue and management metrics.
Business Online CEO Wayne Dartnall says the company has worked hard over the past five years to establish itself as a leading provider of managed services.
“We’re offering one of the most tightly integrated, yet broadest service offerings available in the market today.”
He says the company was invited to enter after meeting certain criteria by Nine Lives Media. Business Online plans to enter again next year and will use the ranking result in its marketing efforts, says Dartnall.
Formed in October 2004, Business Online has vendor relationships with Cisco, Microsoft and CheckPoint, and supply agreements with Telecom, Telstra and Vector Communications.