10 Fastest Growing IT Services Providers for 2016


Whenever somebody tells me that the American Dream has died, I typically point them to the annual Inc. 5000 list -- which tracks America's fastest-growing privately held companies. No doubt, the economy hasn't been kind to many business owners over the past decade. But the Inc. 5000 list proves that growth startups are alive and well -- including IT services providers.

Plow through the Inc. 5000 list and you can sort companies according to their areas of specialty. More than 100 IT services providers, for instance, are on the list. Many of them don't fit into the classic VAR or MSP definition. And you won't see classic "PC and server monitoring" attributes on this list.

Instead, these are next-generation IT services providers focused on all types of big data, IoT, cloud, security and managed services. Based on the Inc. 5000 list, here are the 10 fastest growing, privately held ITSP companies in America for 2016.

10 Fastest Growing IT Services Providers for 2016

1. PLANIT Group: Featuring a 11,525% three-year growth rate, with 2015 revenues of $11.5 million.  Overall Inc. 5000 rank: 12. PLANIT Group specializes in Linux support, IT security and infrastructure management for the Department of Homeland Security, among other major clientele.

2. Exusia (8803% and $14.9M). Overall Inc. 5000 rank: 18. Exusia is a multinational firm that provides consulting and software as a service (SaaS) solutions to leading financial, government, healthcare, telecommunications and high technology organizations. The company's core focus area: Big data analytics solutions.

3. HaystackID (5962% and $6.4M). Overall Inc. 5000 rank: 38. HaystackID is a forensics consulting specialist that offers eDiscovery, data preservation and other related services.

4. MacStadium (5341% and $5.8M). Overall Inc. 5000 rank: 44. MacStadium is a dedicated Apple Macintosh managed hosting provider. The company's services include dedicated hosting, as well as hosting for Mac Pro and Mac Mini customers.

5. ByteCubed (4768% and $11.6M). Overall Inc. 5000 rank: 55. ByteCubed positions itself as a high-impact consulting firm specializing in next-generation software development and technology. The company works with various government agencies and companies including the DOD, DHS, DIA and many more.

6. Talteam (4053% and $5M). Overall Inc. 5000 rank: 70. Talteam has bet heavily on big data, application development and business intelligence expertise -- wrapping IT services around each of those project and product areas.

7. Green Cloud Technologies (3931% and $7.1M). Overall Inc. 5000 rank: 73. GreenCloud is a channel-only cloud services provider (CSP) that offers custom solutions for virtual infrastructure, backup and disaster recovery.

8. SJ Technologies (3802% and $14.5M). Overall Inc. 5000 rank: 78. From strategic planning to systems architecture and staffing, SJ proves that the classic IT consulting model can thrive amid the cloud, mobile and big data waves.

9. IMPACT Technology Recruiting (3566% and $12.4M). Overall Inc. 5000 rank: 85. Looking for IT talent in the IT services market? IMPACT certainly is making its mark.

10. ArrowCore Group (3307% and $4.7M). Overall Inc. 5000 rank: 99. A keep focus on consulting, managed services and project augmentation services has helped to drive ArrowCore's continued growth.

For a look at additional IT service providers that are in growth mode, check out ChannelE2E's Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.