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ACS Awarded Elite 150 Honor on 2018 CRN MSP 500 List

Des Moines, IA [February 28, 2018] Associated Computer Systems (ACS), a leading technology services and solutions provider in the Midwest, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named ACS to its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Elite 150 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of technology, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on technology investments.

 In today’s fast-paced business environments, MSPs play an important role in helping companies leverage new technologies without straining their budgets or losing focus on their core business. CRN’s MSP 500 list shines a light on the most forward-thinking and innovative of these key organizations.

 The list is divided into three categories: 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-premises and off-premises services; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premise, cloud-based security services.

 ACS, one of the largest locally owned technology services and solutions providers in Iowa, provides companies of every size throughout the Midwest with peace of mind, knowing their technology is safely and securely managed by ACS’ world-class staff of certified engineers. Using state-of-the-art technology and its attentive team of engineers, ACS monitors its client’s environment in real-time, reducing the time to resolution, so its clients are back to “business as usual” faster.

 “Managed service providers have become integral to the success of businesses everywhere, both large and small,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “Capable MSPs enable companies to take their cloud computing to the next level, streamline spending, effectively allocate limited resources and navigate the vast field of available technologies. The companies on CRN’s 2018 MSP 500 list stand out for their innovative services, excellence in adapting to customers’ changing needs and demonstrated ability to help businesses get the most out of their IT investments.”

 “We are honored to accept this award. At ACS it is our work ethic and the philosophy that our clients are truly our partners, that set us apart.” says Tim Moore, Director of Managed Services for ACS. “Our managed services practice works proactively to better our client’s everyday technology experience. ACS’ client retention speaks directly to the manner with which we treat, and interact with our clients.” says Moore. Hear first-hand the experience of our clients at

 The MSP500 list will be featured in the February 2018 issue of CRN and online at

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About ACS: For over 38 years ACS has served as a Technology Compass for companies throughout the Midwest, guiding them to the solutions and strategies that increase revenue, reduce costs, and mitigate risk. With over 40 different certifications ACS’ engineers are experts in Cybersecurity, Disaster Recovery, Business Intelligence and Analytics, IBM Power Systems, Storage and Virtualization, and Connectivity. Our mission is to guide you through technology...simply and efficiently. For more information about ACS visit