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Connections for Business Named to the 2014 MSPMentor 501

March 26, 2014

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA – March 27, 2014 – Connections for Business, a leading IT solutions provider

serving South Florida since 1976, earned a spot on Nine Lives Media’s 2014 MSPmentor 501 list, a global ranking of the world’s top managed services providers (MSPs).  After making the prestigious list four years in a row, Connections has moved up in the rankings to number 147 out of 501.

In addition, Jonathan Garber, Connections’ Vice President of Business Development, has been named to the Top Managed Service Providers Experts MSPmentor 250 list, another Nine Lives report which identifies the world’s leading managed services provider executives, entrepreneurs, experts, and community leaders.

David Bennett, CEO, said, “We are honored that our company has been named to this esteemed list.  Though there’s strong competition, we work very hard to ensure that we have what it takes to keep ahead of IT trends for our clients. Our ability to innovate and respond to customer needs has contributed to our consistent year-over-year growth.”

Connections acts as an outsourced IT department, offering an innovative combination of solutions to its South Florida clients.  The company’s main service offering, ConnectCare, includes cloud services, business continuity, enterprise-level data protection and disaster recovery – an essential service in South Florida. In addition, the company designed a software specifically for MSPs, ConnectSMART, to help MSPs mainstream performance data into easy-to-read dashboards, increasing efficiency, profitability and productivity.

The MSPmentor 501 report is based on data from MSPmentor’s global online survey, conducted October-December 2013.  The report recognizes top managed service providers based on a range of metrics, including annual managed services revenue growth, revenue per employee, managed services offered and customer devices managed.  Similarly, the MSPmentor 250 Expert report is based on a global survey on the MSPmentor site conducted in the first half of 2013.  The resulting MSPmentor 250 represents MSP experts across business, technology, sales, marketing and community development.

About Connections for Business
Connections for Business is a leading IT managed service provider (MSP) serving small and mid-sized companies in South Florida.  The company was founded in 1976 with the vision to help companies leverage technology to grow, manage and protect their business more effectively. By becoming a virtual IT department, Connections helps companies leverage 30 years of in-depth expertise to optimize a mix of hardware, software and infrastructure, while remaining up-to-date on the complex and ever-changing technological advances.  For more, visit or call (800) 400-8419.

About Nine Lives Media
Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton, defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. The company’s IT channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor (, The VAR Guy ( and Talkin’ Cloud ( Contact: Jessica Davis, Managing Editor,


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