Indianapolis, IN May 2017

Second-Annual List Identifies and Honors Top MSPs in Healthcare, Government, Financial Services, Manufacturing & More

BlackInk IT has been named to After Nines Inc.’s ChannelE2E Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs list and research ( The list and research identify and honor the top 100 managed services providers (MSPs) in healthcare, government, financial services, manufacturing and additional vertical markets.

The Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs rankings are based on ChannelE2E’s Q1 2017 readership survey. MSPs featured throughout the list and research leverage deep vertical market expertise to drive annual recurring revenues (ARR) in specific market segments.

This year’s research identified several key trends:

  • The most successful vertical market MSPs are zeroing in on financial services and healthcare, although consolidation in the healthcare IT services sector is accelerating.
  • MSP micro-verticals have emerged. Examples include IT services for veterinary hospitals (healthcare); hedge funds (financial services), and clubs and resorts (hospitality).
  • The MSP shift from device management to user experience is still accelerating. Top 100 MSPs now manage 513 million people and their user experiences vs only 401,445 devices.
  • 53 new companies made this year’s list. The list churn involves ChannelE2E’s rapidly expanding readership combined with MSP M&A activity.

“We are grateful to receive this award for the second consecutive year,” says Doug Allgood President and CEO of BlackInk IT. “We work very hard to provide IT services to our clients in the healthcare, government, financial services and manufacturing industries.”

“After Nines Inc. congratulates BlackInk IT on this year’s honor,” said Amy Katz, CEO of After Nines Inc. “MSPs across the globe are zeroing in on vertical market opportunities. Competition is intensifying. The best-of-the-best surfaced in this year’s report.” Find the online list and associated report here:

About BlackInk IT
BlackInk IT is an innovative leader in solving complex business problems using a suite of Information Technology (IT) options. Offered services range from managed IT to consultation to business application. By allowing BlackInk IT to take responsibility for the technology aspect, companies can have a greater focus on the core of their business. A pioneer in managed services, BlackInk IT currently serves small to mid-sized companies with expertise in professional services, legal, life sciences/healthcare, manufacturing, education and government. BlackInk IT tailors solutions to meet each client’s unique business needs, leveraging best-in-class technology and services to deliver reliable IT solutions and business strategies. Founded in 1993, BlackInk IT is a privately-held corporation, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. For more information, visit

About After Nines Inc. and ChannelE2E
ChannelE2E, powered by After Nines Inc., tracks every stage of the IT service provider journey — from entrepreneur to exit. Through exclusive blogs, research and crowdsourced databases, our content guides VARs, MSPs, CSPs, ISVs and the broader IT channel through the five stages of business: Startup, growth, sustained performance, pivot and exit. ChannelE2E also tracks the top IT automation tools and technologies that drive partner profitability.