LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA – 02-21-2020 ( — Global Data Systems, Inc., a leading managed service provider, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Companyhas named Global Data Systems, its 2020 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Elite 150 category. This popular list identifies North American solution providers that deliver operational efficiencies, IT system improvements, and a higher rate of return on investments for their customers. These accomplished MSPs work tirelessly to guide their customers and create solutions for complex IT issues.

This annual list is divided into three categories: the MSP Pioneer 250 who are focused primarily on the SMB market; the MSP Elite 150, large data center-focused on- and off-premises; and the Managed Security 100 made up of off-premises-focused, cloud-based IT security services.“MSPs are the critical bridge for customers looking to assess, implement and migrate their IT and cloud solutions to drive efficiencies, lower costs and secure your environment,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “On behalf of our team at The Channel Company, I want to congratulate the accomplished companies on CRN’s 2020 MSP 500 list and thank them for their commitment to finding innovative solutions that move the IT channel forward.”“We know that IT is complicated enough and when you add that to your business equation it can be tough to manage,” said Jamie Guidry, Marketing & Communications of Global Data Systems, Inc. “That is where we come in. We believe strongly that our customers shouldn’t have to worry about whether or not they can connect their people, or if they’ll be hacked by a cyber-criminal, or, worse yet, know where to go to for support when they need immediate help. Our people are dedicated to serving people by making IT simple, so our customers can focus on the most important thing… their business. On behalf of GDS, we are thrilled to be recognized on the MSP500 Elite 150 list once again.” The MSP500 list will be featured in the February 2020 issue of CRN and online at  About Global Data Systems, Inc.
For more than 30 years, we have helped businesses improve the way they work by implementing first class end-to-end IT services and solutions.Connectivity, Voice & Collaboration, Managed IT, Security, and Cloud Services are just some of the services we provide, but serving people is what we do.  We are here to help you with the technology you need to securely connect people, places and things anytime anywhere.  If you would prefer to focus on strategically growing your business and leave IT to someone else, we are here for you. We Serve Others by Making IT Simple. Global Data Systems is headquartered in Lafayette, LA, with additional offices of sales and technical personnel in Baton Rouge, LA, New Orleans, LA, Lockport, LA and Houston, TX. 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 unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.  Copyright ©2020. CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC.  All rights reserved.The Channel Company Contact:       Jennifer HoganThe Channel Company[email protected] If you would like more information about this release, please contact Jamie Guidry, Marketing & Communications at 985.242.5104 or email at [email protected]

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