Internetwork Engineering (IE) Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services

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Charlotte, North Carolina, March 6, 2018 – Internetwork Engineering (IE), announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named IE to its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Elite 150 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their 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-premises and off-premises services; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premise, cloud-based security services.


IE has been on the CRN MSP 500’s Elite 150 for 4 consecutive years (2015-18). The company’s size and focus on mid-market/enterprise in combination with their extensive managed services footprint, including their on-premises and off-premises capabilities, was the main factor in determining their Elite 150 placement.


“Managed service providers have become integral to the success of businesses everywhere, both large and small,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “Capable MSPs enable companies to take their cloud computing to the next level, streamline spending, effectively allocate limited resources and navigate the vast field of available technologies. The companies on CRN’s 2018 MSP 500 list stand out for their innovative services, excellence in adapting to customers’ changing needs and demonstrated ability to help businesses get the most out of their IT investments.”


“We are honored to be recognized by The Channel Company for a fourth straight year," said Chuck Steiner, President & CEO of IE. "We believe our continued placement on this list validates our strong commitment to customer success through our consulting, implementation, and operational services. We are grateful for the trust our customers have in our people, partners and technology solutions and are dedicated to continuing to bring innovative solutions to market."


The MSP500 list is featured in the February 2018 issue of CRN and online at