CORE Business Services Named to Two Top MSP Lists

Medford, OR, March 13, 2014 --( CORE Business Services, a technology organization, today announced it has been ranked for the second consecutive year on MSP Mentor’s 501 Global Edition list; in addition, CORE Business Services was also named to CRN’s inaugural Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list. Both of these annual lists recognizes the top technology providers and consultants whose cutting-edge approach to managed services puts end-user customers in the best position to improve efficiencies, cut costs and speed time to market for their own products and services.

“MSPmentor congratulates Core Business Services on this unique honor,” said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a Penton business. “Qualifying for our MSPmentor 501 Global Edition puts Core in rare company.”

The MSPmentor 501 report is based on data from MSPmentor’s global online survey, conducted October-December 2013. The MSPmentor 501 report recognizes top managed service providers based on a range of metrics, including annual managed services revenue growth, revenue per employee, managed services offered and customer devices managed. At number 354, CORE was the only business in southern Oregon named to the list.

This year, CRN’s MSP500 is broken down into three groups highlighting the MSP Elite 150, who are large data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premise professional services as well as off-premise services; the MSP Pioneer 250, included CORE and other businesses whose model is heavily weighted toward managed services focused on the small- and midsize-business market.

“The managed services landscape continues to evolve rapidly as organizations are discovering they can impact both bottom-line and top-line growth,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “When it comes to strong managed services and off-premise solutions, these companies are the industry’s proven leaders, showing just how they can change the game for their customers and we congratulate them on their success.”

CORE is being recognized for its industry-leading focus on delivering innovative technologies to small and emerging businesses throughout the Pacific Northwest. These technologies include cloud computing, mobility, virtualization and unified communications.

"We are honored to be recognized as a top MSP on both of these lists again,” said Scott Anderson, President and CEO of CORE Business Services. “We strive to be the single point of contact for all things IT to our customers. This proves the strength of our single point of contact model but it is also a testament to the strong team we have working with our clients every day.”

Coverage of the MSP500 will be featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at The full MSP Mentor 501 Global list is featured on their website

About CORE Business Services
CORE Business Services provides fixed fee technology services such as network management services, back up and disaster recovery, cloud computing, enterprise project implementation, ShoreTel VOIP phone systems, managed print services and more. Core has offices in Portland and Medford, Oregon and Denver, Colorado. For more information about Core Business Services, visit

About the Channel Company
The Channel Company is the sales channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology sales channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

About Nine Lives Media
Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton (, defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. The company’s IT channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor (, The VAR Guy ( and Talkin’ Cloud (
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