iomart Group ranked in Top 10 Global Managed Service Providers by MSPmentor


WEBWIRE – Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Fourth-Annual Research Report Lists the World’s Top 100 Managed Service Providers

iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM), a leading UK cloud computing and managed hosting services company, has achieved an overall ranking of 8th in Nine Lives Media Inc.’s fourth-annual MSPmentor 100, a distinguished list and research report identifying the world’s top 100 managed service providers (MSPs).

The MSPmentor 100 report is based on data from MSPmentor’s global online survey, conducted October-December 2010. The MSPmentor 100 report recognises top managed service providers based on a range of metrics, including annual managed services revenue growth, revenue per employee and customer devices managed.

This year’s MSPmentor 100 report includes MSPs from North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australia. iomart Group was as listed as the 2nd Top European Managed Service Provider.

Angus MacSween, CEO iomart Group, commented: “We are delighted that our company’s progress over the past year has been duly recognised by MSPmentor with a top ten placing in this year’s World’s Top 100 Managed Service Providers list.”

“Our strong levels of growth are tangible evidence of the success of our cloud based managed hosting strategy. The investments we have made into our infrastructure have significantly improved our competitive positioning, enabling us to benefit from the growing momentum of companies seeking to outsource part or all of their IT requirements to the cloud"

“With a proven reputation and a strong financial position we believe we are very well positioned to accelerate our growth both organically and through strategic acquisitions. We therefore look forward to achieving an even higher ranking in next year’s MSPmentor list.”

“Nine Lives Media Inc. and MSPmentor congratulate iomart Group for earning this distinguished honor,” said Amy Katz, CEO of Nine Lives Media Inc. “The annual MSPmentor 100 survey attracts participants from across the globe. Qualifying for the final MSPmentor 100 list is a great accomplishment.”

“We continue to see accelerating momentum for the world’s top MSPs,” added Joe Panettieri, editorial director of MSPmentor. “The top 100 MSPs generated more than $1 billion in recurring revenues for 2010, up 27 percent from 2009. That’s remarkable growth considering the challenging global economic landscape in 2010.”

iomart Group recently announced four new complex managed hosting services contract wins with a contractual value in excess of £1.8m, and the award of the UK’s first BSI Kitemark certificate for child safety online to its cloud based security service, Netintelligence.

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

About iomart Group plc

Founded in 1998, the Group has evolved to become one of Europe’s largest providers of web hosting and cloud computing service providers, serving over 400,000 customers each day. Having been at the forefront of the UK’s technological revolution for over a decade the Group has developed an enviable reputation for its internet expertise, its service ethic and its product innovation.

By physically owning and managing its own network infrastructure, including five state-of-the-art data centres in the UK, iomart offers world-beating levels of service to its customers. The Group offers a unique 100% uptime guarantee with all hosting services being engineered to ensure no single point of failure.

iomart Group operates in its chosen markets through a number of subsidiaries: iomart Hosting, RapidSwitch, Titan Internet, Easyspace and iomart Cloud Services. The group has been listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) since April 2000.

For further information about the Group, please visit www.iomart.com

About Nine Lives Media Inc.
Nine Lives Media Inc. defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. Founded in 2008, Nine Lives Media Inc. has generated profitable, debt-free growth since its inception. The company’s market leading blogs and online destinations include MSPmentor, The VAR Guy and Talkin’ Cloud.

For more information, visit www.NineLivesMediaInc.com.



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