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Abacus Group named as ESP on Managed Service Provider 500

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Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, has been named as an Elite Services Provider (ESP) on 2015 CRN Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list. 

This annual list distinguishes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose leading approach to managed services enables their customers to improve operational efficiencies, elicit greater value from their IT investments and successfully leverage technology to achieve greater competitive advantage.
In today’s world of outsourced IT, the expertise of MSPs has become increasingly important to organisations. The plethora of choices in terms of consumption and procurement of technology can become overwhelming. To help facilitate companies’ selection and adoption of managed services and providers, CRN, the leading media outlet for technology vendors and solution providers who serve end-user customers, has identified the top 500 MSPs.
This year, CRN’s industry‐focused directory highlights the Top 500 MSPs in three categories: 100 Hosting Providers who are experienced in providing mainly off-premise, or cloud-based, services; 150 Elite Service Providers who are large data centre-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premise professional services as well as off-premise services; and 250 Progressive Service Providers who have a business model heavily weighted toward managed services geared toward the small and midsize business market.
Abacus Group provides comprehensive hosted IT solutions to hedge funds and private equity firms. AbacusFLEX, the firm’s private cloud solution enables financial services firms to meet all their technology needs without sacrificing performance or security. The company’s managed services approach is backed by an experienced and established team with extensive domain expertise and a clear vision for the future of cloud computing tailored to each client’s specific needs.
“The allure of Everything-as-a-Service to organisations is largely rooted in the appeal of predictable operational expenses, cost-cutting, resource allocation and access to on-demand/pay-as-you-go technology. Therein lies a great need for the expertise of managed service providers,” says Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate the managed service providers who have engineered, or re-engineered, their businesses to deliver the services their customers rely on for future growth and ongoing success.”
“We are honoured to be part of CRN’s Managed Service Provider Elite 150 list and to meet a growing need in the financial services industry,” says Chris Grandi, CEO of Abacus Group.  “It is imperative that hedge funds have confidence in the security and efficiency of their technology given the recent rise in financial and cybercrime. We are committed to continued product innovation to provide financial services organisations a consistent, scalable and secure private cloud solution.”

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