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LightEdge Solutions Ranked 4th for Managed Service Revenue in MSPmentor 100 List


Research report identifies the world’s most progressive Managed Service Providers

February 17, 2009: LightEdge Solutions Inc., the leading hosted services partner dedicated to the communications and IT needs for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced that it has been ranked 4th by managed services revenue and 24th overall in Nine Lives Media’s annual MSPmentor 100, a distinguished research report identifying the world’s most progressive managed service providers.

“LightEdge is thrilled to be represented among the best managed service providers in the world,” remarked Jeff Springborn, president and COO of LightEdge Solutions. “Our success has really come from the vision to see the widening gap in communications and IT for small to medium-sized businesses, and the ability of our staff to skillfully execute plans to bring our services to market before our competitors.”

LightEdge operates state-of-the-art data centers in Des Moines, IA; Altoona, IA; Moline, IL and Minneapolis, MN connected by a Cisco-powered MPLS network. The company offers one of the widest breadth of services for business customers including: Voice-over-IP, SIP Trunking, Managed Offsite Backup, Hosted Microsoft Exchange, Hosted Office Communications Server 2007, Collocation, Dedicated Servers and Meshed IP WAN.

The MSPmentor 100 report recognizes the leading companies that are driving and shaping the managed services industry. The MSPmentor 100 report, available at, is based on data gathered from MSPmentor’s global online survey, conducted October through December 2008. Ranking was based on many variables including:

• Total managed services revenue ( in U.S. dollars, 2008)
• Managed services revenue growth (in U.S. dollars, 2008 vs. 2007)
• Managed service revenue growth (percentage, 2008 vs. 2007)
• Percentage of company revenue from managed services (2008)
• Number of devices managed (2008)
• Devices managed growth, actual number (2008 vs. 2007)
• Devices managed percentage growth (2008 vs. 2007)
• MSP revenue per technician

“There’s no doubting the momentum of managed service providers within the MSPmentor 100,” said Joe Panettieri, editorial director of MSPmentor. “As a whole, MSPmentor 100 companies generated nearly $800 million in managed services revenue in 2008, up a dramatic 46 percent from 2007.”

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

About LightEdge
LightEdge is the only hosted services partner fully dedicated to the providing a full breadth of communications and IT services to small and medium-sized businesses looking for a better way to focus on their core business, not the technology that supports it. For more information, visit

About Nine Lives Media Inc.
Nine Lives Media Inc. ( embraces the changing IT media landscape. In fact, we help to shape it. We focus on highly targeted IT audiences, specialized content and lead generation services. We disrupt established markets and we shape new ones. Our first three destinations (, and feature the top-ranked media blogs in their specific markets.

LightEdge Solutions
Scott Riedel, Director of Marketing
515-471-1256 or

Nine Lives Media Inc:
Joe Panettieri, Editorial Director
631-423-3536 or


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