Centaris Named to Top 501 MSPs

Nine Lives Media Names Centaris to the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition

CONTACT: Sarah Kielinen,Centaris
PHONE: 248.284.7100

Seventh Annual Report Identifies

World’s Top 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs)

March 4, 2014:Centaris has surfaced on Nine Lives Media’s seventh-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition
(http://www.mspmentor.net/top501), a distinguished list and report identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs).

“It is a great honor for the Centaris team to be recognized for their handwork and professionalism,” said Curtis Hicks, President and CEO of Centaris. “The 60 person team Centaris has developed to support our clients is truly remarkable.”

The MSPmentor 501 report is based on data from MSPmentor’s global online survey, conducted October-December 2013. The MSPmentor 501 report recognizes top managed service providers based on a range of metrics, including annual managed services revenue growth, revenue per employee, managed services offered and customer devices managed.

“MSPmentor congratulates Centaris on this unique honor,” said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a Penton business. “Qualifying for our MSPmentor 501 Global Edition puts CCR in rare company.”

MSPs on this year’s global 501 list lifted their combined annual recurring revenues $2.61 billion, continuing seven straight years of strong growth. Together, those MSPs now manage more than 700,000 servers, according to Jessica Davis, managing editor, MSPmentor.

About Centaris

Centaris was founded in 1981 to help small to medium sized businesses in Southeastern and Northern Michigan get the most out of their business technology. With over three decades in the business, Centaris has extensive experience in transitioning clients from outdated systems to current technologies, as well as maintaining current systems. With our world-class help desk, investment in sophisticated tools, and focus on security, Centaris is able to provide enterprise level information technology services that save our client money and give them peace of mind (www.ccr1.com).

About Nine Lives Media

Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton (http://www.penton.com), defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. The company’s IT channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor (http://www.MSPmentor.net), The VAR Guy (http://www.TheVARguy.com) and Talkin’ Cloud (http://www.TalkinCloud.com)

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