The Miller Group named to Channel Futures list of 501 top MSPs in the nation.

The Miller Group named to Channel Futures list of 501 top MSPs in the nation.

The Miller Group 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.

“Not only do we take great pride in striving to better our company’s future, we hope to do the same for our client’s future too,” said Joe Svoboda, CEO. “It’s an honor to be recognized for those efforts.”

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.

“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 revenue, expanding customer influence and exploring new technology that will propel them for years to come.”

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

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Miller Group Again Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services

Miller Group Again Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services

Joe Svoboda, CEO of The Miller Group, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named the company to its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category for the second year in a row. 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.

The Miller Group has become the trusted IT partner for over 400 businesses in the St. Louis area. Providing reliable, affordable, fully managed technology services and proactive security for their clients has become the pinnacle of their business. The Miller Group has also been recently recognized for their service by organizations like Microsoft, Small Business Monthly Magazine, Penton Technology and more.

“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.”

“Awards like these are a great testament to what we do every day. It’s nice to be recognized but the real satisfaction is hearing when our clients are pleased with our service,” said Svoboda. “We’re boosted again by this award to continue providing stellar assistance for our customers.”

The MSP500 list will be featured in the February 2018 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/msp500.

Next year could spell trouble if your website isn’t mobile, fast and secure to Google’s standards.

Next year could spell trouble if your website isn’t mobile, fast and secure to Google’s standards.

Your website may be doomed in 2018, at least in the eyes of the search engine gods. As we conclude 2017, it’s time to take a realistic look at your website to see if it needs upgrades to stay in the running with your competition. One of the biggest changes we will see in 2018 will the need for a fast, mobile-responsive website. Google has stated that their plan to crawl mobile-sites before crawling desktop sites will take effect in June. In a recent study by BrightEdge, experts point out that 57% of traffic comes from mobile devices anyway so those without a responsive site may already not have the best visibility. Those searching on a mobile device are often on-the-go so location-based SEO efforts will be increasingly important. Mobile users will seek more content while out and about so businesses have an opportunity to cater to them with enhanced presence. There’s also a significant difference in how keywords rank on mobile verses desktop so more rich content is better. Another big change to your site’s visibility on Google and other search engines has to do with security. Way, way back in 2014 Google put out a call for all websites to use SSL certificates to guarantee security for visitors. This was, and still is, especially important for those sites that collect valuable information like personal payment information. All signs point to other popular browsers, like Safari and Firefox, adopting the same push for security. On Google’s Chrome browser, a website without an SSL will be flagged as “not secure”. Secure pages will begin with “https” in the address bar.   Image result for not secure website So what is SSL and how does it work? Basically, a registered SSL certificate is standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and browser. This encrypted link guarantees that all data passing between remains private. The certificate contains this information:

  • Name of holder
  • Serial number and expiration date
  • Copy of holder’s public key
  • Digital signature of issuing authority

All of these things are necessary to encrypt sensitive information and protect a user from cyber crime. Having this extra layer of security builds trust and brand power with your visitors. The actual “lock” image shown in the address bar give a strong visual clue to the public that their information is safe with you.

The Miller Group Ranked Again Among Top 501 Managed Service Providers by MSPmentor

The Miller Group Ranked Again Among Top 501 Managed Service Providers by MSPmentor

St. Louis, Missouri: The Miller Group again ranks among the world’s most progressive 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs), according to MSPmentor’s 10th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings. The top MSP 501 companies ranked this year include organizations from around the world and from diverse technology and business backgrounds. Collectively, they amassed $14.48 billion in total revenue (based on 2016 results), up more than 15 percent from a year earlier.

The Miller Group moves up 17 spots to number 380 on the list this year from number 397 in 2016. The complete 2017 MSP 501 list is available at MSPmentor.net.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized as one of the top MSP providers in the world. Not just that, to be part of such a small group from Missouri is great too,” said Joe Svoboda. “Comparatively, we’re smaller than the others on this list from our region so this award supports that the direction we’re headed will continue to serve our clients well.”

“On behalf of MSPmentor, I would like to congratulate The Miller Group for its recognition as an MSP 501 honoree,” said Aldrin Brown, Editor in Chief, MSPmentor. “The managed service provider market is evolving at a rapid pace and the companies showcased on the 2017 MSP 501 list represent the most agile, flexible and innovative organizations in the industry.”

The 2017 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by MSPmentor and its partner, Clarity Channel Advisors. Data was collected online from Feb. 16 through May 15, 2017. The MSP 501 list recognizes top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth and other factors.

In business since 1985, the Miller Group is headquartered in Des Peres, Missouri and is a full-service technology solutions provider for small to medium sized businesses. They currently service over 400 companies across the St. Louis region and have a reputation for outstanding customer service.

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The Miller Group Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services

The Miller Group Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services

Saint Louis, MO, February 16, 2016  CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named The Miller Group to its 2016 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category.
This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their top-notch 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-premise and off-premise services; and the MSP Hosting Service Provider 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premise, cloud-based services.

The Miller Group’s Managed Services offerings deliver small to midsize-business the same superior technology solutions as enterprise level business without the heavy investment. With flexible and scalable managed and hosted service options, end users are able to handpick solutions that work best for their current needs as well as their future needs. As a direct result, customers benefit from predictable operational costs and can rely on a safe and secure IT environment monitored by expert technical resources.

“MSPs meet a critical need in the IT market, providing customized, turnkey services that allow for predictable operational expenses, effective control of expenditures, precise allocation of limited resources and convenient access to on-demand and pay-as-you-go technology.   said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.  “We congratulate the service providers of the MSP 500, who continually reinvent themselves to successfully meet their customers’ changing needs, helping businesses get the most out of their IT investments and sharpen their competitive edge.”

“We are pleased to be recognized as one of the nation’s premier managed service providers.” said Joe Svoboda, CEO of The Miller Group. “It shows that The Miller Group is a national leader in this fast-growing market segment.  Our overall goal is to help our clients maximize their business initiatives, utilizing a fully supported technology platform and superior service”.

The MSP 500 list will be featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/msp500.

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About The Miller Group 

The Miller Group brings over 30 years of experience providing IT services to small and midsize businesses in the Saint Louis metropolitan area.  Their Managed Service solution is a proactive service of vigilance over network performance, exposing hardware and software weaknesses, and external threats in real time to prevent issues that could cripple a company’s ability to conduct business.  The Miller Group offers solutions that include IT strategy and roadmap design, proactive management and Help Desk support, rounding out a complete managed services solution for the small and midsize business. 

About the Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

 

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