Vital Support Systems Named to CRN's Solution Provider 500 List

Vital Support Systems Named to CRN's Solution Provider 500 List 
Annual List Ranks North America's Top 500 Technology Integrators 
DES MOINES, IA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/24/13 --  Vital Support
Systems, an information technology company providing network and
systems solutions, today announced it has been recognized by UBM Tech
Channel as part of CRN's 2013 Solution Provider 500 list. The list
identifies the top technology integrators in the U.S.A. and Canada
based on revenue size. Formerly known as the "VAR 500", the Solution
Provider 500 (SP500) ranks the highest producing solution provider
organizations in the IT channel from hardware sales, software sales,
and managed IT services. Vital placed #100 in the 2013 annual
ranking; in 2012, the company was #194. 
"We are excited to have moved up to number 100 on the CRN list of top
solution providers," says Jeff Sparling, CEO, Vital Support Systems.
"Moving up 94 spots demonstrates the trust and confidence our
customers have in our products and experienced employees. We will
continue to put our customers first and deliver the IT solutions that
best meet their needs." 
"We aim to highlight the 'best of the best' among the channel
community, and the Solution Provider 500 is no exception. Now in its
18th year, this prestigious list serves as a valuable industry
resource to help end users quickly identify top performers and make
the most well-informed choices for their business," said Robert
Faletra, CEO, UBM Tech Channel. "The companies listed have a
forward-thinking approach to solutions sales. They are also highly
dedicated to putting their customers' needs first to accelerate the
adoption of innovative technology and drive immediate results. We
congratulate Vital Support Systems for making this year's list and
look forward to covering their continued success." 
The 2013 Solution Provider 500 list category awards will be presented
at the BoB thought leadership conference in October. A sampling of
the 2013 SP500 list is featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and
online at The complete list of 500 companies will be
available in the CRN Tech News app, available for iPad and Windows 8. 
Vital offers a comprehensive suite of products and services,
including: managed services, planning, engine
ering, procurement, and
installation. The company also provides management of IT
infrastructure solutions from world-class hardware and software
vendors such as Cisco, EMC, Hewlett Packard, VMware, Microsoft, and
Citrix. Vital provides a wide range of IT solutions, including
colocation, disaster recovery, ReliaCloud(TM) cloud services, and
data security services to businesses throughout the Midwest. For more
information, visit 
About Vital Support Systems
 Founded in 2001, Vital Support Systems
is an information technology company providing network and systems
solutions, cloud infrastructure, colocation and managed services to
businesses nationwide. Vital Support Systems provides the most
flexible infrastructure options in the industry -- on-premise,
colocated in one of our Tier 3 data centers, or in the cloud, using
ReliaCloud(TM) Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). In addition, Vital
partners with global leaders, such as Cisco, Citrix, EMC, HP,
Microsoft, VMware and others to design, procure, implement, or manage
mission critical solutions. To provide an even more comprehensive
range of IT services, Vital joined TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC
(TDS HMS) in June 2012. Visit for more information. 
TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC is the parent company of
OneNeck(R) IT Services Corp., Vital Support Systems, and VISI
Incorporated. TDS HMS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and
Data Systems Inc., is growing rapidly and now employs more than 500
people throughout the U.S. TDS HMS companies specialize in
engineering and management of IT infrastructure, including: hosted
application management, managed hosting, and ReliaCloud(TM)
enterprise cloud services. TDS HMS owns and operates Tier 3 data
centers in Iowa, Minn., and Wis. Visit,, and for more information.  
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS), a Fortune 500(R)
company, provides wireless; broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and
managed services to approximately 7 million customers nationwide
through its business units, U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecommunications
Corp., and TDS Hosted & Managed Services. Founded in 1969 and
headquartered in Chicago, TDS employs more than 12,300 people. For
investment information, visit 
About UBM Tech Channel
 UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company is the
premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research,
consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 30 years
of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched
channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology
executives, managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market
strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. To learn more about
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together at events, online, in print and provide them with the
information they need to do business successfully. We focus on
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effectively and efficiently. 
For more information, contact:
Betzi-Lynn Hanc
UBM Tech Channel
Cindy Tomlinson
Vital Support Systems
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