Akative's Parent Company, RDI® Ranked #286 on Channel Futures 2024 MSP 501 — Tech Industry’s Most Prestigious Global List of Managed Service Providers

RDI Secures Ranking on Channel Futures MSP 501 List, Reinforcing its Position as a Leading Managed Service Provider

Milford, Iowa — June 28, 2024 — RDI, Akative's parent company and a leading provider of cutting-edge managed services and technology solutions, proudly announces repeat recognition on Channel Futures’ 2024 MSP 501 list. This milestone achievement ranks RDI #286 and positions RDI as a globally recognized managed service provider. This recognition underscores RDI's dedication to excellence and highlights its status as one of the top managed service providers in the industry.

The Channel Futures MSP 501 is an esteemed global ranking identifying the foremost managed service providers worldwide. For the past 17 years, managed service providers around the globe have submitted applications for inclusion on the MSP 501’s definitive listing. This year’s rankings are among the most competitive in the survey’s history. This list serves as a benchmark for excellence in the managed services sector, acknowledging organizations that consistently deliver exceptional services, foster innovation, and drive customer success.

“For a managed service provider to attain a spot on the Channel Futures MSP 501 everything must be operating at peak performance. This list represents the most productive, profitable, fastest-growing organizations in the technology industry focused on driving their customers to new heights.” said Bob DeMarzo, VP of Content, Informa Channels.

"Being recognized on the 2024 Channel Futures MSP 501 list is an incredible honor," said Don Van Oort, CEO of RDI®. "This recognition isn't just an award; it's a validation of our dedication to pushing the boundaries of managed services and our commitment to delivering exceptional service. As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we are continually looking ahead, learning, and investing in emerging technologies such as AI, its application to cybersecurity, and self-healing networks. None of this would be possible without the trust of our clients and the dedication of our exceptional team."

RDI has been a leading managed service provider for over 40 years. The company’s offerings span a diverse range of areas, including cloud computing, cybersecurity, data management, network infrastructure, and IT support. RDI's team of highly skilled professionals combines deep industry knowledge with cutting-edge technologies to deliver customized solutions tailored to each client's specific needs. This prestigious recognition cements RDI's status as a pioneer in managed services on the global stage, setting a high standard for other organizations to aspire to.

“The 2024 Channel Futures MSP 501 winners survived a challenging market and emerged as the highest performing and most innovative IT providers in the industry today,” said Dave Raffo, MSP editor and MSP 501 project manager. “The most impressive thing about the MSP 501 winners is they deliver for their customers every day. These are the most innovative, driven, and successful MSPs in a fiercely competitive industry.”

The MSP 501 ranking is a testament to RDI's continued growth, unwavering commitment to quality, and relentless pursuit of excellence. 

For more information about RDI and its comprehensive range of managed services and technology solutions, please visit www.rdi.com.

The complete 2024 MSP 501 list can be accessed online here.


About RDI®

R & D Industries, Inc. (RDI) is a 40-year-old Iowa technology corporation with offices in Milford, IA and Ames, IA. RDI has been previously honored with the Iowa Small Business Excellence Award and Inc Magazine’s Inc-5000 as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the US.

RDI continues to be nationally and globally recognized for technology excellence.

  • In 2019, 2022, 2023, and 2024, RDI was recognized in the Pioneer 250 and Security 100 as one of the Top 500 MSPs in the US by CRN®.
  • In 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024, RDI was recognized on the MSP 501 list – the IT channel's most prestigious global ranking of managed service and technology providers.

RDI is comprised of four primary corporate divisions:

Thinix® (Thinix.com) serves customers worldwide in hospitality, retail, education, and government and specializes in guest WiFi, secure computing, and managed firewalls.

Akative® (Akative.com) provides Zero Downtime connectivity solutions, monitoring, and multi-carrier 4G/5G services to customers throughout the US and builds iStatus®, a patented IoT-based network monitoring platform servicing over a billion requests per year.

RDIWorks® (RDIWorks.com) is a regional leader in providing IT infrastructure, architecture, and complete management solutions for IT services. RDI boasts highly trained technicians in specialized areas such as servers, networking, virtualization, security, backups, and infrastructure. Key partners include Aruba Networks, Cisco, HP, Dell, VMware, Microsoft, WatchGuard, and Veeam.

Audio Engineering (AudioEngineering.com) is a Midwest leader in professional audio-visual services. With 100+ certifications, decades of experience, and partnerships with the world’s best equipment manufacturers, the Audio Engineering team designs, plans, and installs sound and video solutions for houses of worship, all levels of education, businesses, and government facilities.

About Informa Tech 

Channel Futures, Channel Partners Online, Channel Partners Conference & Expo, and Channel Partners Evolution are part of Informa Tech, a market-leading B2B information provider with depth and specialization in the Information and Communications (ICT) Technology sector. We help drive the future by inspiring the Technology community to design, build, and run a better digital world through our market-leading research, media, training, and event brands. Every year, we welcome 14,000+ subscribers to our research, more than 3.8 million unique visitors a month to our digital communities, 18,200+ students to our training programs, and 225,000 delegates to our events.

Business Divisions: 

RDI® (RDI.com)
Thinix® (Thinix.com)
Akative™ (Akative.com)
AudioEngineering™ (AudioEngineering.com)