Polar Systems Named To Managed Service Provider 500 List By CRN

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Company Recognized for Exemplary Approach to Delivery of Managed IT Services

West Linn, OR, February 10, 2015 – Polar Systems, Inc., today announced it has earned recognition on The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Progressive 250. This annual list distinguishes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose leading approach to managed services enables their customers to improve operational efficiencies, elicit greater value from their IT investments, and successfully leverage technology to achieve greater competitive advantage.

In today’s world of outsourced IT, the expertise of MSPs has become increasingly important to organizations. The plethora of choices in terms of consumption and procurement of technology can become overwhelming. To help facilitate companies’ selection and adoption of managed services and providers, CRN, the leading media outlet for technology vendors and solution providers who serve end-user customers, has identified the top 500 MSPs.

This year, CRN’s industry‐focused directory highlights the Top 500 MSPs in three categories: 100 Hosting Providers who are experienced in providing mainly off-premise, or cloud-based, services; 150 Elite Service Providers who are large data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premise professional services as well as off-premise services; and 250 Progressive Service Providers who have a business model heavily weighted toward managed services geared toward the small and midsize business market.

Polar Systems brings over 30 years of experience in the Managed Services area to small and midsize businesses of the Pacific Northwest.  Their foundation service, PolarStar™ Managed Services is a proactive service of vigilance over network performance, exposing hardware and software weaknesses, and external threats in real time to prevent issues that could cripple a company’s ability to conduct business.  PolarStar Managed Services additionally include IT strategy and roadmap design, proactive management and Help Desk support, rounding out a complete managed services solution for the small and midsize business.

“The allure of Everything-as-a-Service to organizations is largely rooted in the appeal of predictable operational expenses, cost-cutting, resource allocation and access to on-demand/pay-as-you-go technology. Therein lies a great need for the expertise of managed service providers,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate the managed service providers who have engineered, or re-engineered, their businesses to deliver the services their customers rely on for future growth and ongoing success.”

“At Polar Systems, we pride ourselves in providing the best possible service and value to our clients,” said Tim Tragesser, President of Polar Systems. “Receiving this industry recognition from CRN for the 2nd year in a row reinforces to our team Polar Systems’ leadership in Managed Services not only here in the greater Portland/Vancouver area, but nationally as well.”

Coverage of the MSP500 will be featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com(link is external).


About Polar Systems

Polar Systems, Inc., founded in 1981, has built a reputation as one of the premier technology consulting providers in Oregon & SW Washington.  The company’s diverse client list includes many of the best-known companies and government agencies in the area.  Polar Systems is a Dell Premier Partner and a charter member of the Microsoft Certified Partner program.


About the Channel Company

The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the sales channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology sales channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships.

Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com