February 2023 — The Channel Company selected Pine Cove Consulting as a Top 500 Managed Service Provider in America for the fourth year in a row. Not only did Pine Cove make the list, but the Channel Company also awarded Pine Cove as one of the Top 100 Managed Security Providers in the United States.
Who is Pine Cove Consulting?
Starting thirty years ago, Pine Cove's founder, Rick Vancleeve, saw a massive gap in IT provided to rural communities. Rick, one of the first IT Directors in the state of Wyoming, made it his personal mission to provide top-tier technology to schools, businesses, and government agencies in rural areas. While the company still focuses on the underserved, we've expanded into more verticals and organization sizes across the country.
Why Was Pine Cove Consulting Chosen?
Pine Cove Consulting was chosen because of our comprehensive technical expertise and certifications. We have certifications in several technical fields: Network, cyber security, cloud-based technology, communication, and many, many others. Our staff are continually earning new certifications through accredited technology companies. Because of our qualifications, many organizations across the country choose to use us as their managed service provider.
Why Managed Services?
There are a couple main reasons why a company may choose to use a managed service provider.
- Limited In-house Staff
Organizations located in rural areas, have grown the company without expanding their IT team, or have a limited budget may benefit from managed services. Often, these organizations have a small IT team, and because of that, staff members need to be experts on a wide range of technical topics. Their duties range from installing hardware to troubleshooting printers, managing cyber security, and several other technical issues. When a problem requires an in-depth solution, the small IT team may not have the needed expertise, leaving your organization vulnerable.
Instead of requiring staff to be a jack-of-all-trades, Pine Cove focuses not on replacing the in-house staff but on filling in those technical knowledge gaps. We work alongside your existing IT team to make sure your organization is secure, managed, and up-to-date with technology.
- Assistance with expansion, installation, and upgrading of technical systems
When an organization is looking to invest in new technology, upgrade its system, or expand it, many areas of expertise are needed. First, you must understand your current environment, then the installation and integration of the new technology, and course, training IT staff and end-users on the tech. Training the team could take countless hours and expenditures if your technical staff are unfamiliar with the different hardware and software solutions.
A managed service provider can be a temporary solution to oversee or assist with technical changes in your IT environment. With already fully-trained staff, an MSP can help with your environment's training, installation, integration, or even product selection.
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. www.thechannelco.com