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Nine Lives Media Names Network Data Systems to the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition

Network Data Systems has landed on Nine Lives Media’s sixth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition (http://www.mspmentor.net/top501), a distinguished list and report identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs).

“We are pleased to be recognized by MSP Mentor for placing in the top forty percent of all managed services providers worldwide as measured by revenue and revenue growth,” said Al Siders President, CEO of Network Data Systems. “Our managed services business is the fastest growing part of our company. Clients tell us they like the quality of our service, the information they receive from us about performance of their infrastructure and our capability of providing complete life cycle services (consulting, transformation and management),” Siders went on to say.

The MSPmentor 501 report is based on data from MSPmentor’s global online survey conducted October-December 2012. The MSPmentor 501 report recognizes top managed service providers based on a range of metrics, including annual managed services revenue growth, revenue per employee, managed services offered and customer devices managed.

“MSPmentor congratulates Network Data Systems on this honor,” said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media. “Qualifying for our MSPmentor 501 Global Edition puts Network Data Systems in rare company.”

MSPs on this year’s global 501 list lifted their combined annual recurring revenues 24.5 percent to $2.54 billion. Together, those MSPs now manage more than 5.6 million PCs and servers, and nearly 400,000 smartphones and tablets, according to Joe Panettieri, editorial director, Nine Lives Media.

Network Data Systems, some say, is the industry's best kept secret, a world-class specialist in providing IT infrastructure professional services – from design and implementation to managed services. Headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, IL, NDS is trusted to serve some of the nation's largest, most complex corporations and government agencies. NDS also holds the exclusive Cisco Master Service Provider badge recognizing its certifications in Cisco’s Cloud & Managed Services categories.

About Nine Lives Media

Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media (http://www.penton.com), defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. The company’s IT channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor (http://www.MSPmentor.net), The VAR Guy (http://www.TheVARguy.com) and Talkin’ Cloud (http://www.TalkinCloud.com).

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