CRN’s Managed Service Provider 500 list recognizes the top technology providers and consultants whose forward-thinking approach to providing managed services is changing the landscape of the IT channel. DEMAND FOR MSPS IS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH: Demand for managed IT services continues to surge. But the specific services and technologies that businesses and organizations need are constantly changing. Cloud services and cybersecurity, for example, are generally in high demand. But the specific technologies and services within those categories are fast-evolving. And customers are looking to MSPs to provide technology and expertise around newer technologies such as AI/machine learning, robotics process automation, and compliance-as-a-service. It is rapidly shifting to a services-led model in the channel and AVATAR is leading the way.