mindSHIFT Named as Number One Managed Services Provider in the United States for the Fourth Consecutive Year

mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc., the largest provider of IT outsourcing and cloud services to small and mid-size organizations, today announced that it has been named by Nine Lives Media to their MSPmentor 100 global report as the leading Managed Services Provider (MSP) in the United States for the fourth consecutive year.

Waltham, MA, March 10, 2012 --(PR.com)-- This annual MSPmentor 100 report ranks the top 100 MSPs worldwide based on data collected from its online survey. Announced on February 15, 2012, it recognizes the top MSPs based on a variety of metrics including annual revenue growth, revenue per employee, managed services offered and customer devices managed.

“We are truly honored that mindSHIFT has once again been recognized as the number one MSP in the United States for the fourth consecutive year,” said Paul Chisholm, mindSHIFT CEO. “This is a testament to the hard work and dedication to customer satisfaction demonstrated by all of our employees on a daily basis. Although our size gives clients the confidence that mindSHIFT will be around for many years, we have achieved our success as a result of our commitment to providing highly reliable IT services, responsive support and the personal attention customers deserve.”

“The MSPs on this year’s global 100 list lifted their annual recurring revenues 28 percent to $1.04 billion, an incredible showing considering the economic uncertainty all IT services providers faced,” said Joe Panettieri, editorial director of Nine Lives Media. “Those MSPs are now managing 2.7 million desktop and mobile devices for customers, an incredible jump of 50 percent from 2010.”

mindSHIFT offers a comprehensive suite of managed IT and cloud services to small and mid-size organizations across all industries. These services include server and desktop virtualization, email, VoIP, security, disaster recovery and hosted offerings.

MSPmentor, produced by Nine Lives Media, is the premier guide to managed services featuring the industry’s top-ranked blog, research, Channel Expert Hour Webcasts and FastChat videos. It is the number one online media destination for managed service providers worldwide.

About mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc.
mindSHIFT, a Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) Services company, is one of the largest IT outsourcing and cloud managed services providers, serving small and mid-size businesses for more than 10 years. At mindSHIFT, we’re about keeping your IT systems up and running, providing personal attention and making you more productive. We’re big enough to offer the facilities, services and expertise you expect, but small enough to provide the support and attention you demand. Learn more at www.mindSHIFT.com.

About Nine Lives Media
Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media, defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. The company’s IT channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor (www.MSPmentor.net), The VAR Guy (www.TheVARguy.com), Talkin’ Cloud (www.TalkinCloud.com), VARtweet (www.VARtweet.com) and MSPtweet (www.MSPtweet.com). For more information, visit www.NineLivesMediaInc.com.

Lisa Masiello
mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc.

Joe Panettieri
Nine Lives Media

mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc.
Lisa Masiello