For the third year in a row, Lewan has been recognized for our exemplary approach to delivery of Managed IT Services and been awarded a spot on the 2015 MSP Elite 150 list, part of CRN’s Managed Service Provider 500 (MSP500) list. The Elite 150 group is recognized as large data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premise professional services as well as off-premise services.
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.
“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.”
Lewan has once again earned a prestigious spot on CRN’s 2014 list of Tech Elite 250 IT Solution Providers. This elite group of IT solution providers have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most advanced technical certifications from leading vendors.
In compiling the list, CRN editors worked with The Channel Company’s research group to define the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the IT channel. These technical certifications – from vendors including Cisco, Citrix, Dell, HP, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware, and Symantec – have enabled solution providers to deliver the most premium products, service and support to their North American customers.
“The solution providers highlighted on our annual Tech Elite 250 have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and gained industry credibility by investing in the IT certifications necessary to stay competitive and deliver the highest level of service to their customers,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “These featured solution providers have enhanced and strengthened their partnerships by earning some of the most difficult certifications from some of the biggest names in IT. We congratulate these organizations and look forward to their continued success.”
I’d like to invite everyone to an upcoming event Lewan & Associates is hosting with our partners: Cisco, NetApp, AppSense, and Citrix
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
2:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Mile High Station
2027 W Lower Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204
2:45 – 3:00 Registration
3:00 – 4:30 Technical Discussion
4:30 – 5:00 Panel Discussion
5:00 – 6 :00 Social Hour with drinks and appetizers
We will have keynote speakers from each vendor discussing their joint architectures for Desktop Virtualization. We’re hoping to even have some of the new Cisco VXI client’s onsite for people to see too. http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11295/Products_Sub_Category_Home.html
We’ll conclude with a panel discussion led by leaders from Lewan, Cisco, NetApp, AppSense, and Citrix where everyone will have an opportunity to ask questions of the panel…which should lead to a lively discussion!
A social hour with drinks and appetizers will give everyone some one-on-one time with the technical resources from the vendors and time to mingle and meet your industry peers.
Things we’ll be covering:
- Ideas to improve your architecture to deploy a virtual environment to end users
- How to easily manage your virtual deployment and endpoints
- How virtual deployment affects your network
- How to manage and size your storage environment
- How to deploy VOIP as part of a desktop virtualization project
Questions we hope you’ll have answered when you leave:
- I’ve heard that using video in a virtual desktop won’t work, is that true or false?
- I’ve heard that desktop virtualization is expensive, how can I reduce the cost of a desktop virtualization project?
- I’ve heard that disk IO is critical in desktop virtualization, what methods are available for optimizing disk for desktop virtualization, or virtualization in general?
- I’m not going to do any desktop virtualization today, but I might in the future, how do I begin building for that future state?