The managed services space has continued to expand, growing from $145.3 billion in 2016 to $152.45 billion last year, according to MarketsandMarkets, which forecasts managed services to become a $257 billion industry by 2022. With the fast-growing — and fast-changing — MSP landscape in mind, CRN has again assembled the MSP 500, an annual list that recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to managed services, naming New Signature to its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 – Elite 150 list—for the second year in a row. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on IT investments. In today’s fast-paced business environments, MSPs play an important role in helping companies leverage new technologies without straining their budgets or losing focus on their core business. CRN’s MSP 500 list shines a light on the most forward-thinking and innovative of these key organizations. The list is divided into three categories: the MSP Elite 150, recognizing large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on-premise and off-premise services; the MSP Pioneer 250, recognizing companies with business models weighted toward managed services and largely focused on the SMB market; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premise, cloud-based security services. The 2018 MSP500 list will be published in the February print issue of CRN Magazine, and online coverage is available here. As a direct Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider , New Signatures managed services and offerings come with a proven commitment to driving solutions forward with optimized operation, delivering outstanding customer experiences and ensuring success at every level.