6 Reasons Why mindSHIFT Cracked the Talkin' Cloud Top 10 Cloud Providers

In September, 2016, Penton ranked mindSHIFT #9 in the global 2016 Talkin’ Cloud 100 list of cloud services providers. We have jumped from #25 two years ago to the top ten on the 2016 list today.
We wanted to share some of our thinking on the 6 key reasons we believe we earned a spot on in top ten of this important global cloud providers list. 

In September, 2016, Penton ranked mindSHIFT #9 in the global 2016 Talkin’ Cloud 100 list of cloud services providers. We couldn’t be more proud of the ranking—we have jumped from #25 two years ago to the top ten on the 2016 list today.
So, we wanted to share some of our thinking on the 6 key reasons we believe we earned a spot on in top ten of this important global cloud providers list. 2016 Talkin' Cloud 100 logo
1. Year-over-year Growth
 
mindSHIFT has grown through the years, and last year was no exception. In addition to revenue growth, our employee headcount has continued to increase, with more than 840 currently on the roster. This business growth is a testament to the value of mindSHIFT® services to our customers. We are large enough to serve all of your technology needs, but small enough to provide the custom attention and service you deserve. 
 
In 2014, mindSHIFT was acquired by Ricoh, USA Inc. As part of this 30,000 employee technology organization (covering North and South America), mindSHIFT has increased capabilities to serve both the large pool of Ricoh customers as well as new customers in new regions. 
 
2. Cloud Hosting Services 
In addition to the Talkin’ Cloud 100, mindSHIFT is also an accomplished MSP – Managed Service Provider – having received recognition in the MSPmentor 501 and the MSPmentor 250 as well. 
 
But we are not the typical cloud or managed service provider. We have a depth of services that appeals to customers of all sizes, from enterprise and Fortune 1000 companies to regional and single location firms. We deliver everything from basic infrastructure management (networks, servers and related support) all the way through end-user laptops, desktops and mobile devices. mindSHIFT services include:
  • Implementation – networks, servers, desktops and laptops
  • Systems operation and monitoring, including mobile device monitoring
  • IT security protection and monitoring 
  • Hosted email in the cloud
  • Data storage – local and in the cloud
  • Data backup – local and in the cloud
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery services for systems and data
  • Custom software application development 
  • IT professional services
  • 24/7/365 help desk support

3. Data Centers 
mindSHIFT has secure, geographically dispersed data centers in the United States. Our newest facility is a state of the art 20,000 square foot raised floor data center located in Commack, NY. Fully redundant power, four carrier connectivity and a high efficiency free cooling system are the hallmarks of our investment in this data center that is designed to meet the needs of our customers for worry-free cloud service. 
 
4. Customers in the Cloud
With more than 155,000 end users and 17,000 servers under management, mindSHIFT has extensive enterprise-class experience and infrastructure in the cloud. Customers of all sizes can take advantage of our services. These customer case studies will give you a good sense of the services we provide: 
  • Vehicle Tracking Solutions - Fleet management telematics provider boosts data access and reliability with a Dell upgrade from mindSHIFT Technologies
  • Nebraskaland - mindSHIFT delivers IBM i hosted IT infrastructure and cloud services to meat distributor  
  • Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors – the entire IT infrastructure is managed, maintained and supported by mindSHIFT at one of the world’s largest nonprofit philanthropic service organizations
  • Financial Directions - IT outsourcing and cloud services provided to financial services firm
Take a look at more case studies from mindSHIFT
 
5. Partner Relationships 
Our partners help to power and enable us to be the best cloud provider possible. These global technology leaders include Microsoft, VMware, Dell, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, Veeam, Commvault, Sitecore and F5 Networks. 
 
6. IT Peace of Mind 
To us, this may be the most important reason why mindSHIFT was ranked in the top 10 of the 2016 Talkin’ Cloud: we deliver peace of mind. Beyond all of the technical solutions and support that we provide to our customers, there is one thing they prize most. We deliver IT peace of mind to our customers, so that they can focus on their jobs and their business, instead of technology issues.