- April 2, 2015
Western Canadian Technology Firm Named One of the World’s Leading IT Providers
On the 8th Annual Index of the World’s 500 Largest Managed IT Services Companies, Canada’s WBM Office Systems Debuts at Number 40 Overall
At an online media event held this week, the world’s 500 largest Managed IT Service providers were announced, and WBM Office Systems, operating out of Saskatchewan and Alberta, made a debut appearance on the listing at number 40 in the world – the fourth largest such provider in Canada.
Each year, the global IT rankings are compiled by US-based consultants, Penton Technologies, who are responsible for the verification and compilation of the prestigious list, entitled the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition.
“We want to congratulate the team at WBM in Canada, and look forward to covering their growth strategies in the year ahead,” said Marcia Parker, Executive Director, Penton Technology Group.
Commenting on what this means to the organization and its client community, Travis Weber, WBM’s Director of Managed IT Services said, “this is an exciting day for us, for our customers, and for the team that has come together to achieve this. It is really an affirmation around the work and investment we are making toward our vision of delivering local results to a world-class standard. It shows that this vision is not only possible, but truly taking place.”
Work and investment leading up to the award has been rapid at WBM, including a staff count that has skyrocketed from 60 to over 200 employees over a 7 year period, and the construction of 3 purpose-built technology management facilities, located in Saskatoon, Regina, and Calgary.
These facilities, dubbed Infrastructure Operations Centers, are central points for the remote monitoring, management, and support of tens of thousands of IT devices located across the continent. The Saskatoon campus, located on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, officially opened in October of 2014. It has since become a 24×7 central North American monitoring center providing IT support services for industries ranging from oil & gas to health care.
“The operation centers and the people, technologies, and systems they house were really a key part of our development. This level of infrastructure is crucial for operating a Best in Class Managed Service program” says Weber.
WBM’s President, JoeAnne Hardy was quick to extend thanks to the many customers, industry peers, and supporters that have built close relationships with WBM. “The companies that we have the opportunity to work with each and every day, have believed in us, and they have taken us to ￼￼￼￼￼some really exciting places. We are so thankful to them, and of course to our incredible peers and partners from across the technology sector, who have been so supportive of us at every step. It’s a great achievement for the people that we have around us at WBM, and the best part is that we are only just getting started.”
This year, MSPmentor 501 companies recorded higher recurring revenues than ever before. Combined, the total annual recurring revenues for all of MSPmentor 501 2015 companies reached a record high of $3.95 billion in 2014, up 26.5% year over year.