Digital Boardwalk Ranked Among Top 501 Global Managed Service Providers by Channel Futures

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

June 28, 2018: Digital Boardwalk, 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.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the best for three years straight! It is validation that our dedication to providing an unrivaled customer experience with top shelf solutions is what businesses want.” said Tim Shoop, Chief Executive Officer, of Digital Boardwalk. “All MSP’s provide similar solutions. However, in any business, it’s really the people that matter. I have a really strong focus on finding and retaining the best and the brightest. They are the ones that put us on this list. I’m very proud of our team. It takes a special team to get here and stay here.”

Channel Futures is pleased to honor Digital Boardwalk, 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 Digital Boardwalk

Digital Boardwalk is a leading managed information technology solutions provider that is headquartered in Pensacola, Florida. Founded in 2008 and incorporated in 2009 by President Tim Shoop and Executive Vice President Brian Wilkey, Digital Boardwalk was launched from the core principles of managed I.T. including: proactive support, near-zero downtime, rapid response times, and phenomenal customer service. By delivering flexible, enterprise-class solutions and services to all major small and mid-market industries, Digital Boardwalk quickly established itself as a regional leader in managed I.T.

Digital Boardwalk currently manages hundreds of organizations and thousands of end-users throughout the United States, with most located throughout the state of Florida. Digital Boardwalk is currently contracted for services by clients in all major industries, the most notable markets including health care, legal, financial, and nonprofit. Digital Boardwalk serves as an I.T. department that performs as an extension of our client’s organizations. In this partnership model, Digital Boardwalk provides comprehensive technology infrastructure administration, friendly end-user support, expert technology planning and change management, implementation support and training, and enterprise-grade product procurement. Digital Boardwalk also focuses heavily on the delivery of advanced cybersecurity with multi-vector protection, and compliant cloud and hybrid-cloud solutions that reside within inland, geographically-disparate data centers.

About Informa

Channel Futures, Channel Partners Online, Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Channel Partners Evolution are part of Informa, the international business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. Informa serves commercial, professional and academic communities, helping them connect and learn, and creating and providing access to content and intelligence that helps people and businesses work smarter and make better decisions faster.
Informa has over 10,000 colleagues in more than 20 countries and a presence in all major geographies. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.


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