Leading IT Services Franchise Announces Several Strategic Initiatives and Celebrates Franchisee Accomplishments
CMIT Solutions, a leading information technology (IT) managed services provider (MSP) and world class franchise serving small and mid-sized businesses in their local communities, closes out 2021 with strong performance. The company achieved 61 percent growth last year, demonstrating resilience during the pandemic.
To help maintain this positive momentum into the new year, the company recently announced several strategic initiatives at its 25th annual convention in Austin, Texas, home to its corporate headquarters.
“After two years of not being able to come together, it was inspiring to connect in person with our franchisees and technology partners once again. The time spent reflecting on our industry and acknowledging our accomplishments as well as laying the groundwork for future growth was invaluable,” said Roger Lewis, president of CMIT Solutions. “We’ll continue striving for excellence as we help our customers implement and maintain reliable technology underscored by remaining as safe as possible from the daily threats of cybercrime.”
Named “CMIT Connect Live!,” the convention focused on the current state of cyber threats facing small and medium-sized organizations and the ways in which CMIT Solutions franchisees are able to help the businesses in their communities strengthen their defenses and, at the same time, improve productivity. The company also announced several key initiatives centered on further reducing the complexity of technology provisioning, management, support, and security for the businesses in this size bracket that often struggle to source and maintain IT solutions that fit their specific requirements and budgets. By the end of 2023, the brand aims to become a $100M MSP through its commitment to delivering technology innovation, managed IT services, and cybersecurity.
Throughout the three-day event, franchisees were able to attend extensive sales and marketing trainings, educational seminars, and had opportunities to share best practices with one another. The accomplishments of franchisees and supplier partners were celebrated as well.
This year, Lewis launched a new lifetime achievement award by establishing the CMIT Solutions Hall of Fame. Georgia Jones, the company’s founder, was inducted as the first member of the newly minted honor. A true visionary, Jones transformed her small neighborhood computer repair business into a nationwide franchise and a significant presence in the MSP space. Lewis also inducted Jason Arabian, owner of the CMIT Solutions franchise in Central Rhode Island, in recognition of his ongoing contributions to the franchising system, his embodiment of CMIT Solutions’ values, and the stellar growth and success of his business.
Additionally, Lewis presented the highest annual honor, “Franchise of the Year,” to CMIT Solutions in South Nassau owner Armando D’Accordo. This recognition was earned for achieving a series of high marks in all criteria judged, including total revenue, operations, number of managed seats, and participation within the franchise system.
Additional honorees from the convention include:
- President’s Award – Ian Miller (CMIT Solutions in Portland Central)
- Rookie of the Year – Don Stout (CMIT Solutions in Edmond)
- Technician of the Year – David Maravola (CMIT Solutions in the Twin Cities)
- Mastermind Group of the Year – The Disruptors
What’s more, CMIT Solutions celebrated reaching several milestones such increasing the number of endpoints under its management by 22 percent, being one of the largest MSPs in the country and growing revenue by 61 percent in 2021.
CMIT Solutions is widely recognized as the frontrunner among IT service providers for the small and mid-sized organizations in the United States. Offering a broad spectrum of proactive computer maintenance, monitoring, cybersecurity, and virtual technology packages, along with quick response support when unexpected crises occur, CMIT Solutions has carved out its niche as an industry innovator specializing in working with the businesses in franchisees’ local communities.
About CMIT Solutions
CMIT Solutions (CMIT) is a leading provider of information technology (IT) managed services and products to small and medium businesses, and is uniquely capable of supporting businesses anywhere, coast to coast in the United States and Canada. By focusing on developing and maintaining local, trust-based relationships with its customers, CMIT is able to meet their specific technology requirements. CMIT offers a wide variety of services and solutions including computer and app implementation and maintenance, help desk support, back-up and recovery, cybersecurity solutions and monitoring, and more. CMIT is uniquely able to offer enterprise-class solutions, at prices small businesses can afford. CMIT has ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 list for eight consecutive years and is designated as a World Class Franchise by the Franchise Research Institute. Because of its growing geographic presence and partner programs, CMIT is a channel for larger firms desiring to reach the small and mid-market businesses in the United States.
For more information, visit www.cmitsolutions.com.