Indianapolis, IN   July 2016

BlackInk IT is on the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition for the third consecutive year. The distinguished list recognizes the top 501 managed services providers (MSPs) in the world. BlackInk IT is the only Indianapolis-based MSP to make the list. This is Penton Technology’s ninth annual announcement of the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition.

“We continue to work to improve and grow in our strategy and managed service delivery,” says Doug Allgood, President and CEO of BlackInk IT.“ “We are very thankful for receiving global recognition for our achievements over the past three years.”

Each year, MSPmentor gathers information for its annual rankings through the participation of managed service providers and IT service providers in our annual survey. The survey was conducted from December 2015 through January 2016. Rankings are based Penton Technology’s unique criteria for MSPs.

“On behalf of Penton and MSPmentor, I would like to congratulate BlackInk IT for its recognition as an MSP 501 honoree,” said Aldrin Brown, Editor in Chief, MSPmentor. “The managed service provider market is evolving at a rapid pace and the companies showcased on the 2016 MSP 501 list represent the most agile, flexible and innovative organizations in the industry.”

The 2016 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by MSPmentor and its partner, Clarity Channel Advisors. Data was collected online from March through April 2016. The MSP 501 list recognizes top manaaged service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth and other factors. In addition to a ranking on the MSP 501 list, every company that participated in the study has been assigned a score reflecting its intrinsic value. The measure, known as the Total Service Provider (TSP) score, evaluates an MSP’s mix of revenue from various activities, including consulting, cloud, reselling and managed services.

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 are able to 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 Penton
Penton drives performance for more than 16 million professionals each and every day. They rely on us to deliver: Insights, information & workflow tools to inform critical business decisions; networking & community to engage them with industry peers & partners; and data & marketing services to advance their business performance & deliver ROI. Penton is a growth company with a track record of strong performance and success and is backed by its co-owners: MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit