Afinety, a cloud solutions provider focused on serving law firms, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Afinety to its Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category for 2022. CRN’s annual MSP 500 list identifies the leading service providers in North America whose forward-thinking approaches to managed services are changing the landscape of the IT channel, helping end users increase efficiency and simplify IT solutions, while maximizing their return on investment.
Over the past two years, law firms have needed to adjust to uncertainty around remote and hybrid work, while still managing pre-existing shifts in the legal industry that already necessitated a reevaluation of IT needs. As a result, law firms seek a true cloud IT partner that not only provides day-to-day IT services, but also offers industry-specific insight, consultation, and collaboration to ensure an agile technology foundation ready for both innovation and uncertainty. Afinety offers law firms deep industry knowledge coupled with expertise in both Amazon Web Services and private cloud technology, enabling our solution architects to craft a solution uniquely suitable for any given client.
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, recognizing 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.
Last year, Afinety made substantial investments in both talent and technology to expand its cloud offerings and further provide value to law firms seeking a robust and agile IT environment. Ed Grubb, a trusted advisor to small and mid-size law firms with more than 30 years of experience in IT, joined as the Vice President of Legal Services. In addition to Ed, Afinety also brought on board several new team members in both advisory and technical roles, each with deep expertise in guiding law firms on how to best use technology efficiently and strategically. To address a threat landscape that is increasingly targeting small and medium sized businesses, Afinety hired an experienced Chief Information Security Officer (CISO Kshitij Kathuria) expanding its portfolio of managed security services, and formally adopting a “security by design” approach to its own infrastructure.
“In addition to having to adjust their own business operations to account for the changed conditions during the pandemic, MSPs have also seen increased demand for their managed communications, collaboration and security services,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The solution providers on our 2022 MSP 500 list deserve credit for their innovative and game-changing approaches to managed services in these unpredictable times, as well as their ability to optimize operational efficiencies and systems without straining IT budgets.”
The MSP 500 list will be featured in the February 2022 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/msp500.
For more than 30 years, Afinety has partnered with law firms to help drive profitability and growth through smart technology decisions. With Afinety’s managed IT services and cloud platform, clients can securely access critical applications and cloud-based services from any location, increasing agility and productivity, while also gaining a technology foundation that supports strategic firm direction.
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