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Global Data Systems Named to MSPmentor 501 for 2015

Posted on Apr 12, 2015 7:27:21 PM


8th Annual Report Identifies World’s Top 501 Managed Service Providers.

Lafayette, LA, April 14th, 2015: Global Data Systems has appeared on Penton Technology’s eighth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished list and report identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). GDS was #48 in 2014 and moved to #41 in 2015 on the Global List, and was #38 in 2014 and moved to #32 in the North American List.

The complete 501 list is currently available on Additional lists include:

 The top ranked MSPs in North America
 The top MSPs in Europe, Middle East and Africa
 The top MSPs in Asia, Australia and New Zealand
 The top Small Business MSP list comprised of the top companies in our annual survey with 10 or fewer employees.

"Being included on this list is a true honor," said Ned Fasullo, Chief Marketing Officer, GDS. "Moving up on the list is a testament to the hard work that all of the team members at Global Data Systems deserve the credit for."

Each year, MSPmentor gathers information for its annual rankings through the participation of managed service providers and IT service providers in our annual survey. The survey was conducted from December 2014 through January 2015. Rankings are based Penton Technology’s unique criteria for MSPs such as annual recurring revenues, total revenues and more.

"We want to congratulate Global Data Systems and look forward to covering their growth strategies in the year ahead," said Marcia Parker, Executive Director, Penton Technology Group.

This year the top MSPmentor 501 companies recorded higher recurring revenues than ever before. Combined, the total annual recurring revenues for all of MSPmentor 501 2015 companies reached a record high of $3.95 billion in 2014, up 26.5% year over year.

"Thank you to all the companies who participated in this year's MSPmentor 501 survey, and congratulations to the companies that ranked on our 501 list, our regional lists and our Small Business list," said Jessica Davis, Editor in Chief of MSPmentor and Executive Editor at Penton Technology. "Your participation enables us to continue to provide you with high quality information about the most successful business models, pricing, vertical markets and other approaches to running your businesses in 2015 and beyond."

MSPmentor, produced by Penton Technology, is the ultimate guide to managed services. MSPmentor features the industry’s top-ranked blog, research, Channel Expert Hour Webcasts and FastChat videos. It is the number one online media destination for managed service providers in the world.

About Global Data Systems
Established in 1987, Global Data Systems, Inc. (GDS) is recognized as leading provider of telecommunications, systems integration, and datacenter solutions. GDS designs and implements end-to-end solutions that include premise wiring and physical security, voice and video, remote access and wireless mobility – all over a converged and secure network. The company is headquartered in Lafayette, with additional offices and sales and technical personnel in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Houston, Texas.

About Penton Media
Penton drives performance for more than 16 million professionals each and every day. They rely on us to deliver: Insights, information & workflow tools to inform critical business decisions; networking & community to engage them with industry peers & partners; and data & marketing services to advance their business performance & deliver ROI. Penton is a growth company with a track record of strong performance and success and is backed by its co-owners: MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit

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If you would like more information about this release, please contact Ned Fasullo, Chief Marketing Officer at 225.754.4894 or email at

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