Carousel Industries is Recognized as one of the Elite 150 Companies in Managed Service Provider 500 List by CRN

Company is Highlighted for its Exemplary Approach to Delivery of Managed IT Services

Exeter, RI, February 24, 2015 -- Carousel Industries, a leader in unified communications, managed services, data solutions and visual communications, announced that it has earned recognition on The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Elite 150. This annual list distinguishes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose leading approach to managed services enables their customers to improve operational efficiencies, elicit greater value from their IT investments, and successfully leverage technology to achieve greater competitive advantage.

In today’s world of outsourced IT, the expertise of MSPs has become increasingly important to organizations. The plethora of choices in terms of consumption and procurement of technology can become overwhelming. To help facilitate companies’ selection and adoption of managed services and providers, CRN, the leading media outlet for technology vendors and solution providers who serve end-user customers, has identified the top 500 MSPs.

This year, CRN’s industry-focused directory highlights the Top 500 MSPs in three categories: 100 Hosting Providers who are experienced in providing mainly off-premise, or cloud-based, services; 150 Elite Service Providers who are large data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premise professional services as well as off-premise services; and 250 Progressive Service Providers who have a business model heavily weighted toward managed services geared toward the small and midsize business market.

Carousel launched its SmartPoint managed services program in 2009, when the company made significant efforts to scale its service and support to its many customers across a diversity of vertical markets. This best of breed program was designed to flexibly align with business processes and adapt to a range of different company types, providing end-users with more visibility into critical business applications with powerful monitoring tools and quality of service features.

“The allure of Everything-as-a-Service to organizations is largely rooted in the appeal of predictable operational expenses, cost-cutting, resource allocation and access to on-demand/pay-as-you-go technology. Therein lies a great need for the expertise of managed  service providers,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate the managed service providers who have engineered, or re-engineered, their businesses to deliver the services their customers rely on for future growth and ongoing success.”

"We are excited to have earned a spot once again on CRN's MSP 500," commented James Marsh, Senior Vice President, Carousel Industries. "Our managed services capabilities remain among the finest in the industry, and this continues to be one of our fastest growing business segments. Seamless operation of end users' unified communications infrastructures is mission critical — our team is able to handle all the monitoring, maintenance and operation of our customers' infrastructures in a secure fashion so they can focus on their business."

Coverage of the MSP500 will be featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com

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About Carousel
Carousel Industries consults, integrates, and manages technology solutions that solve business problems and contribute to your organizations’ growth. This includes unified communications, managed services, virtualization, Voice over IP (VoIP), video conferencing and collaboration and data infrastructure solutions.

Today we have over 6,000 customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100. Carousel has been recognized by both VAR and CRN Magazines as one of the top technology integrators in the US and we’ve been listed in the Inc. 500/5000 seven times. Carousel is headquartered  in Exeter, RI, with over 1,000 employees working from offices in 30 locations across the US, including over 250 service technicians deployed across the country.

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