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Blue Line Technologies Ranked Among Top 501 Global Managed Service Providers by Channel Futures

11th Annual MSP 501 Identifies World’s Most Forward-Thinking MSPs & Leading Trends in Managed Services

Charlotte, NC – June 28, 2018 : Blue Line Technologies ranks among the world’s 501 most strategic and innovative managed service providers (MSPs), according to Channel Futures 11th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings.

The MSP 501 is the first, largest and most comprehensive ranking of managed service providers worldwide. This year Channel Futures received a record number of submissions. Applications poured in from Europe, Asia, South America and beyond.

As it has for the last three years, Channel Futures teamed with Clarity Channel Advisors to evaluate these progressive and forward-leaning companies. MSPs were ranked according to our unique methodology, which recognizes that not all revenue streams are created equal. We weighted revenue figures according to how well the applicant’s business strategy anticipates trends in the fast-evolving channel ecosystem.

“It is an honor to be recognized by Channel Futures as one of the world’s best MSPs. Our commitment to providing superior services and support to our clients has allowed us to continue to grow as a leading presence in the IT marketplace,” said Jeff Sagraves, Blue Line President and CEO. “We understand the unique attention each Industry requires, and work with you to implement an advanced infrastructure tailored to fit the needs of your business. We recognize your challenges and offer smart solutions to alleviate them, while providing you with increased security, accessibility, and productivity of your people, processes, and products.”

Channel Futures is pleased to honor Blue Line Technologies.

For the first time, Channel Futures will also name 10 special award winners, including MSP of the Year, CEO of the Year and one Lifetime Achievement Award for a career of excellence in the channel.

The MSP 501 winners and award recipients will be recognized at a special ceremony at Channel Partners Evolution, held this year October 9-12 in Philadelphia, as well as in the Fall issue of Channel Partners Magazine.

“This year’s applicant pool was the largest and most diverse in the history of the survey, and our winners represent the health and progressivity of the managed services market,” says Kris Blackmon, Channel Futures content director and editor of the MSP 501. “They’re growing their revenue, expanding their customer influence and exploring new technology that will propel them for years to come.”

The full MSP 501 report, available this fall, will leverage applicant responses, interviews and historical data to identify business and technology trends in the IT channel. Highlights will include:

  • Revenue growth and business models
  • Hiring trends and workforce dynamics
  • Business strategies
  • Service deliverables
  • Business tools and automation investments

The complete 2018 MSP 501 list is available at Channel Futures.


The 2018 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by Channel Futures and its sister site, Channel Partners. Data was collected online from Feb. 28 through May 31, 2018. The MSP 501 list recognizes top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth and other factors.

About Blue Line

Here at Blue Line, we provide unmatched IT solutions and personal service implemented to fit each business, enabling our clients to excel in the marketplace and reach their long-term goals. Through effective management of each industry’s internal environment we ensure you can focus on the core of your business, allowing you to properly manage and leverage your investments and customers. We serve our clients in a variety of Industries including Manufacturing, Health Care, K-12 Education, Financial, Legal, Construction/Development, and Commercial.

Blue Line offers big business IT support and services for small to medium businesses throughout the Carolinas and beyond. For 20 years, Blue Line has provided a wide range of technology support services including a 24 x 7 help desk, private cloud and data center services, network infrastructure, and unrivaled Apple product consulting and integration. Blue Line’s leadership team is backed by over 15 technology professionals with years of experience, security, and trust in providing IT services across multiple verticals. We are a privately held company with offices currently located in Hickory, Raleigh, and Greenville, SC, with our headquarters housed in Charlotte. For more information, please write us at or call at (704) 542-1514.

About Informa

Channel Futures, Channel Partners Online, Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Channel Partners Evolution are part of Informa, the international business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. Informa serves commercial, professional and academic communities, helping them connect and learn, and creating and providing access to content and intelligence that helps people and businesses work smarter and make better decisions faster.

Informa has over 10,000 colleagues in more than 20 countries and a presence in all major geographies. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

Kris Blackmon,
Content Director, Channel Futures
Editor, MSP 501


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