This year’s industry benchmark report, sponsored by Dropsuite, details the top 100 Canadian solution providers ranked by Channel Daily News

SAN JOSE, CA – April 29, 2019 — / — Dropsuite Limited (ASX:DSE), a leading cloud platform provider that offers backup, archiving and recovery solutions delivered at scale to power business defense, announced the release of the CDN Top 100 Solution Providers Report 2019. Dropsuite sponsored the benchmark report in partnership with IDG and supported by the Canadian Channel Chiefs Council. Channel Daily News (CDN) produced the report.

This year, Softchoice edged out CDW Canada to become the top ranked solution provider in Canada. These same two solution providers each experienced their first $1 billion revenue years in 2018.

Each year, CDN — the voice of Canada’s IT channel community – connects with IT solution providers across the country to collect data from the year prior to compile an industry benchmark report. The information is used to create a snapshot of channel trends, hiring inclinations and product preferences. The data is also used to determine its annual Top 100 solution providers ranking as measured by revenue. Appearance on the list is considered a coup and an honor. Over the past 15 years, many solution providers have used the recognition as part of their marketing and promotional efforts.

Channel Trend Highlights:

  • Total revenue for the 2018 Top 100 Canadian Solution Providers was $9.7 billion, up 5.5% from $9.2 billion in 2017.
  • 2018 saw CDW and Softchoice switch places, with Softchoice taking top spot to displace CDW.
  • Notable mergers and acquisitions; CompuCom purchased Grand & Toy; CareWorx purchased Fully Managed, Broadview Networks was purchased by Windstream and CDW purchased Scalar Decisions.
  • The top cloud infrastructure platforms sold through the channel were Microsoft Azure (71%) followed by AWS (37%) and Google (19%).

Top 10 Solution Providers:
1. Softchoice
2. CDW Canada
3. Compugen
4. CompuCom – Grand & Toy
5. OnX Enterprise Solutions (a CBTS company)
6. Long View Systems
7. Insight Canada
8. Hypertec Group
9. PCM Canada
10. Scalar (a CDW company)

Dropsuite sponsored the CDN Top 100 Solution Providers Report 2019 because it believes in the solution provider channel — helping MSPs, Cloud Service Providers, Systems Integrators, IT Consultants and VARs easily backup, recover and protect their client’s digital assets and safeguarding them against unforeseen data loss events such as ransomware, employee theft, email phishing attacks or accidental deletion. Dropsuite’s products and solutions include Email Archiving for Compliance, Cloud Backup for Office 365 — which effortlessly backs up Exchange Online, OneDrive, SharePoint, Groups and Teams — as well as GDPR Responder and Insights BI.

Dropsuite understands that by preference or regulation, many Canadian companies seek to keep their data within Canada. As Dropsuite uses Amazon AWS data centres located In Canada, it offers complete compliance with all PIPEDA, IIROC and data sovereignty requirements for government-related businesses.

“Our business is being the voice of the IT solution provider community in Canada, both today and for decades into the future,” said Alex Coop, Associate Editor of CDN. “We live up to this pledge through the trusted insights we provide into the channel. We are excited to present our annual Top 100 Solution Providers Report for 2019. Hats off to the entire list of ‘winning’ IT service organizations.”

“We’re proud to sponsor this year’s CDN Top 100 Solution Providers Report,” said Ridley Ruth, Chief Operating Officer at Dropsuite. “Channel Daily News and IDG put a lot of work into understanding the solution provider market and their findings provide actionable insights for vendors and clients doing better businesses in the channel. This year’s results contained a few surprises having to do with rapid growth, partnerships and acquisitions — so I highly recommend reading the report.”

To download the complete CDN Top 100 Solution Providers report, visit:

You can also access the report from Dropsuite’s website at:

About CDN
Channel Daily News (CDN) has been the voice of the IT solution provider community in Canada for more than thirty years. CDN is the most widely read and trusted source of information for Canadian channel executives. Providing insightful commentary on technology products and services and covering the key players that are impacting this segment, CDN also delivers a critical analysis of the competitive landscape detailing both the challenges and opportunities facing solution providers.

About Dropsuite
Dropsuite Limited (ASX: DSE) is a global cloud software platform that provides cloud backup, eDiscovery, archiving and recovery solutions delivered at scale to power business defense. Dropsuite’s products include Cloud Backup for Office 365, Email Archiving, Website Backup and GDPR Responder. Dropsuite’s network of preferred reseller partners has a combined customer reach of millions of businesses worldwide. Dropsuite has partnered with some of the biggest names in the web hosting and IT service provider markets such as Pax8, Ingram Micro, UOL, D&H and ALSO to safeguard businesses from the threat of unexpected data loss.

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