Who Are The Best Managed IT Services Companies In The Minneapolis Area? (Ratings & Reviews)
There are literally dozens of managed IT service providers in the Minneapolis St. Paul area. Some are locally owned & operated businesses. Others are an area branch office location for a larger, sometimes national, organization.
As a locally owned & operated IT services company, we at RYMARK understand that business owners and managers want to find the best service provider to meet their needs.
To help with that, we have assembled a list of five of the top managed IT services providers in the Twin Cities area.
Some of these businesses are our competitors, but we have never shied away from being upfront about our competition. We know that RYMARK isn’t the only game in town.
Here are five local IT service providers that do a reputable job:
Loffler is the Upper Midwest’s largest privately-owned business technology & service provider. The company recently moved its headquarters from Bloomington to St. Louis Park.
In terms of IT solutions, Loffler offers security, IT consulting, managed IT services, unified communications, cloud solutions, and business security.
Loffler has a larger management team than other area companies. Its customers are mainly mid-sized businesses and enterprises in Minnesota.
Number of Google reviews: 19
Average rating: 4.6/5
2) Corporate Technologies
Corporate Technologies is headquartered in Minneapolis. The company has branch offices in Fargo ND, San Diego CA, and Fairfield NJ.
Corporate Technologies offers proactive remote IT support, IT maintenance services, 24/7 monitoring of servers & network connectivity, unlimited help desk, backup & disaster recovery, quarterly technology reviews, and monthly reporting.
Number of Google reviews: 84
Average rating: 4.3/5
The Marco team is distributed across the Midwest, with several offices in and near Pennsylvania. Marco currently has 48 branch offices.
Marco’s service categories include copiers & printers, IT services, phone systems, audio/visual, physical security, cloud, managed services, enterprise content management, and shredding services.
Number of Google reviews: 1
Average rating: 5/5
CHIPS is located in White Bear Township, MN.
The company offers centralized managed services, dedicated network administration, strategic technology planning, and help desk services.
Number of Google reviews: 10
Average rating: 4.1/5
5) The MacGuys+
While Microsoft dominates the overall business computer market, many organizations have pockets of Apple Mac users. Some have fully standardized on Mac.
The MacGuys+ offers Mac IT support to clients in the Minneapolis – St. Paul Metro area and in western Wisconsin.
Number of Google reviews: 80
Average rating: 4.9/5
What To Look For in a Minneapolis Managed IT Services Organization
On paper, most IT services organizations appear to offer a similar set of services, including IT support, data backup, and cybersecurity.
The best-fit IT company for your organization depends on a variety of factors.
Some people prefer the structure of a large IT company. Others like a more personal relationship with company principals and the support team.
For businesses that operate outside of 8 am – 5 pm, weekday hours, such as restaurants, an IT provider that offers nights & weekend service as a non-premium offer is important.
Industry expertise can be a factor. If you oversee IT for a CPA firm, has the IT company worked with other CPA clients and therefore is familiar with some of the systems and terminologies.
Finally, what are the credentials of the IT support staff? Certifications are important, but so are real-world experience and customer communication skills.
Additional Managed IT Services Resources
For more information about managed IT services, here are several resource articles to review: