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Joplin, Missouri, April 5, 2022 Stronghold Data, A New Charter Technologies Company, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Stronghold Data 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.

With many customers still recovering from the impact of the ongoing pandemic, MSPs have become a vital part of the success of businesses worldwide. MSPs not only empower organizations to leverage intricate technologies but also help them keep a strict focus on their core business goals without straining their budgets.

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.

“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.”

“Stronghold Data is honored to be named to the CRN 500 for the second consecutive year,” said Stronghold Data CEO James Richards, “In 2021 we were pleased to be a member of the Security 100, and now we are even more proud to be a part of the Pioneer 250. As a New Charter Technologies company, Stronghold Data is helping create a level of service the MSP industry has never seen before. We look forward to continuing to provide best-in-class managed services to our clients for years to come.

The MSP 500 list will be featured in the February 2022 issue of CRN and online at

About Stronghold Data

Stronghold Data is located in Joplin, Missouri, and provides dedicated IT support and complete IT solutions for small to medium-sized businesses in various vertical markets, including manufacturing, financial services, professional services, and more. The team is committed to fostering a positive environment, building long-lasting client relationships, and providing high-quality IT solutions no matter what.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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