Akative's Parent Company, RDI Earns 2023 CRN MSP 500 Award: RDI Recognized Again for Exceptional Managed Services
Milford, Iowa, March 2023 — RDI®, Akative's parent company, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named R & D Industries, Inc. to its Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the 'Security 100' category for 2023! CRN's annual MSP 500 list identifies elite managed service providers that deliver exceptional value and customer service for the technology sector. These industry-leading, North American service providers are responsible for driving a new wave of growth and innovation for the channel through forward-thinking approaches. The CRN recognizes companies that have helped shape the technology landscape through increased efficiency, simplified IT solutions, and robust security offerings.
MSPs have become a vital part of the success of businesses worldwide. MSPs not only empower organizations to leverage intricate technologies but also help them keep a strict focus on their core business goals without straining their budgets. RDI is no exception, hitting the mark with essential client services such as Network as a Service, 24/7 SOC, zero-trust networking, cloud-based technologies, and more.
"On a day-to-day basis, our team knows that we're competing on the global stage to engineer innovative products, services, and solutions that provide exceptional value to our diverse global customer base. We are honored to see that work come to fruition and to be recognized by CRN for the MSP 500 award for 2023," said Don Van Oort, CEO of RDI. "This is an important milestone in the ever-changing landscape of technology. We arrived here by continually focusing on our forward-thinking mission, vision, and core values. And we'd like to extend a sincere 'Thank You' to our team, clients, and partners that helped us accomplish this achievement."
The annual MSP 500 list is divided into three sections: the MSP Pioneer 250, recognizing companies with business models weighted toward managed services and largely focused on the SMB market; the MSP Elite 150, identifying large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on- and off-premises services; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premises and cloud-based security services.
"Managed services offer a path for businesses of all sizes to remain efficient and flexible as they grow," said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. "The solution providers on our 2023 MSP 500 list are bringing innovative managed services portfolios to market, helping their customers win by doing more with the IT budgets they have and freeing up resources to focus on mission-critical activities to drive future success."
The MSP 500 list is featured in the February 2023 issue of CRN and online at https://www.crn.com/msp500.