RDI, Akative's Parent Company, Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services: RDI Named as a 2019 Pioneer 250 Company by CRN

Milford, Iowa, March 2019 – CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, announced that Thinix, a partner division to Akative under the parent company R & D Industries, Inc. (RDI), made the 2019 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with innovative approaches to managed services. These services help customers improve operational efficiencies, maximize return on IT investments, and continuously help them navigate the complexities of IT solutions.

Managed service providers are integral to the success of businesses everywhere. They empower companies to implement and operate complex technologies while staying within their budgets and maintaining a focus on their core business. CRN’s MSP 500 list identifies the most groundbreaking managed service organizations, with advanced solutions that have endless potential for growth and value.

This annual 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-premises, cloud-based security services.

Thinix was selected for its’ exceptional managed service offerings and projected growth of managed services in emerging markets such as IoT and 5G connectivity. As businesses become more dependent on cloud services, the need for managed services will continue to increase. Thinix continues to be dedicated to its current customers and full-circle service.

“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,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “The companies on CRN’s 2019 MSP 500 list stand out for their innovative services, excellence in adapting to customers’ changing needs and demonstrated the ability to help businesses get the most out of their IT investments.”

“Every day I see our teams working hard to keep our managed services fresh and put customers first – to me that’s energizing. I also really believe in what we’re doing,” said Chris Van Oort, Thinix Sr. Software Engineer & Ames Office Manager. “On a daily basis, we turn ideas into action both for the greater good and because we believe we can change the world.”

The MSP 500 list is featured in the February 2019 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/msp500.