Nine Lives Media Names Clear Sky Group  LLC to the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition

Clear Sky Group, LLC has landed on Nine Lives Media’s sixth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished list and report identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). This year’s report has been expanded extensively to include:

  • New: MSPmentor 501 Global Edition
  • New: MSPmentor 100 Small Business Edition (top MSPs with 10 or fewer employees)
  • MSPmentor 200 North America Edition

“We are honored to be recognized in this group of highly accomplished MSP’s, some of which are very recognized global players,” said Shoby John, President, Clear Sky Group, LLC. “We would not be able to do this without the support of our partners, clients and very talented staff. We are excited about continuing our growth in 2013 and into the future!”

The MSPmentor 501 report is based on data from MSPmentor’s global online survey conducted October-December 2012. The MSPmentor 501 report recognizes top managed service providers based on a range of metrics, including annual managed services revenue growth, revenue per employee, managed services offered and customer devices managed.

“MSPmentor congratulates Clear Sky Group, LLC on this honor,” said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media. “Qualifying for our MSPmentor 501 Global Edition puts Clear Sky Group, LLC in rare company.”

MSPs on this year’s global 501 list lifted their combined annual recurring revenues 24.5 percent to $2.54 billion. Together, those MSPs now manage more than 5.6 million PCs and servers, and nearly 400,000 smartphones and tablets, according to Joe Panettieri, editorial director, Nine Lives Media.

MSPmentor, produced by Nine Lives Media, is the ultimate guide to managed services. MSPmentor features the industry’s top-ranked blog, research, Channel Expert Hour Webcasts and FastChat videos. It is the number one online media destination for managed service providers in the world.

About Clear Sky Group, LLCClear Sky Group, LLC ( a technology and consulting firm, specializes in providing end to end managed IT services, technology consulting services and is a leading provider of cloud services solutions to the SMB. We have a rare blend of SMB and Enterprise experience that allows us to provide all of our customers with the best of both small business flexibility & attention AND big business professionalism & expertise.

About Nine Lives MediaNine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media (, defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. The company’s IT channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor (, The VAR Guy ( and Talkin’ Cloud (
Contact:Clear Sky Group, LLCShoby John, President/CMO281-325-8000 or shoby(dot).john(at)clearskygroup(dot)com
Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton MediaJoe Panettieri, Editorial Director212-204-4206 or joe(dot)panettieri(at)penton(dot)com