11th Annual MSP 501 Identifies World’s Most Forward-Thinking MSPs & Leading Trends in Managed Services

DATE June 26th, 2018: California Computer Options, Inc. ranks among the world’s 501 most strategic and innovative managed service providers (MSPs), according to Channel Futures 11th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings.

The MSP 501 is the first, largest and most comprehensive ranking of managed service providers worldwide. This year Channel Futures received a record number of submissions. Applications poured in from Europe, Asia, South America and beyond.

As it has for the last three years, Channel Futures teamed with Clarity Channel Advisors to evaluate these progressive and forward-leaning companies. MSPs were ranked according to our unique methodology, which recognizes that not all revenue streams are created equal. We weighted revenue figures according to how well the applicant’s business strategy anticipates trends in the fast-evolving channel ecosystem.

“It’s an incredible honor to be so high on this list,” said Brad McDermith, CEO. “Our entire team deserves the credit.”

Channel Futures is pleased to honor California Computer Options, Inc..

For the first time, Channel Futures will also name 10 special award winners, including MSP of the Year, CEO of the Year and one Lifetime Achievement Award for a career of excellence in the channel.

The MSP 501 winners and award recipients will be recognized at a special ceremony at Channel Partners Evolution, held this year October 9-12 in Philadelphia, as well as in the Fall issue of Channel Partners Magazine.

“This year’s applicant pool was the largest and most diverse in the history of the survey, and our winners represent the health and progressivity of the managed services market,” says Kris Blackmon, Channel Futures content director and editor of the MSP 501. “They’re growing their revenue, expanding their customer influence and exploring new technology that will propel them for years to come.”

The full MSP 501 report, available this fall, will leverage applicant responses, interviews and historical data to identify business and technology trends in the IT channel. Highlights will include:

• Revenue growth and business models
• Hiring trends and workforce dynamics
• Business strategies
• Service deliverables
• Business tools and automation investments

The complete 2018 MSP 501 list is available at Channel Futures.


The 2018 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by Channel Futures and its sister site, Channel Partners. Data was collected online from Feb. 28 through May 31, 2018. The MSP 501 list recognizes top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth and other factors.

About California Computer Options, Inc.
CCO’s extensive team of more than 25 professionals, that have a collective 200+ years of technology experience.
Since 1997, Computer Options has been committed to providing small and medium businesses with the very best in IT managed solutions. We see our clients as true business partners, and our passion for improving your technology experience is at the heart of everything we do. With total IT support and management, we provide all the benefits of an internal IT department at a fraction of the cost.
Out of our facility in Redlands, California, we work hand-in-hand with local businesses to create reliable, efficient solutions. For 20+ years now we have been a technology partner to thousands, from on-premise networks to complete IT in the Cloud. Technology shouldn’t be holding you back, let our team create a network that will enhance productivity and optimize efficiency.
California Computer Options, Inc., an S Corp, is a closely held private company led by Brad McDermith. Brad has been with the company for almost 20 years and has participated as CEO for the last 12 years.
CCO provides IT & Security Managed Services for non-profit, for-profit, and local government agencies between 10-1000 technology users.
CCO takes pride in its awesome company culture and strives to offer the best and most competitive employment opportunities. Carefully managed growth and zero debt give CCO stability that is uncommon in today’s volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, Simple IRA and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.

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Kris Blackmon,
Content Director, Channel Futures
Editor, MSP 501