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11.1.2019 - VC3 Acquires masterIT

Dateline, November 1, 2019: VC3, a market-leading managed Information Technology (IT) service provider, announced today the acquisition of masterIT, a Memphis-based managed IT service provider.


7.25.2018masterIT Honored By 11th Annual MSP 501 Identifying World’s Most Forward-Thinking MSP’s

Dateline, July 25th, 2018: Channel Futures is pleased to honor masterIT to be ranked among the world’s 501 most strategic and innovative IT managed service providers (MSPs), according to Channel Futures 11th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings.


7.5.2018masterIT Takes Home Golden Datto Award During DattoCon 2018

Dateline, July 5, 2018 – masterIT today announced the company took home the Datto Hall of Fame award at the sixth annual DattoCon, Datto’s annual partner conference. DattoCon has become one of the largest events in North America for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and the Golden Datto awards are presented each year to the best of the best among Datto’s partner community. This year, the awards were given across nine categories recognizing a range of talented, world-class MSPs.


4.24.2018 - At masterIT we are celebrating an important milestone, reaching a DECADE of SERVICE to NewSouth Capital Management Inc., The Marston Group PLC, Gerber Taylor and Leading Edge Professionals. This is a milestone we strive to reach with every client we serve. It has been a privilege to partner with these firms for the past ten years, they are industry leaders here in Memphis. We look forward to our future role in helping them leverage their technology to remain their market leaders.

3.13.2018 - Get Ready Because MEMPHIS ROX! masterIT is pleased to announce: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018,  MEMPHIS ROX is celebrating its GRAND OPENING at  879 E. McLemore Ave. Memphis, TN  38106.

Built on a pay-what-you-can-afford model, the nonprofit climbing facility will exclude no one, regardless of ability to pay.  MEMPHIS ROX is a 30,000 square foot space that will offer so much more than it's extraordinary indoor climbing facility; it also features mentor and youth programs, fitness area with cardio and workout equipment, as well as, yoga and meditation.

Founder Tom Shadyac has brought this unique experience to Memphis, allowing all Memphians to be part of something that fosters relationships across cultural, racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

If you are interested in intellectual, emotional and spiritual development; both your own and others we encourage you to Learn More...

3.13.2018 - WMC Action News 5 Covers MEMPHIS ROX

See WMC's video "New climbing facility will have visitors pay what they can afford". The new 30,000 square foot rock climbing facility coming to Memphis on April 3, 2018.

Watch the Video here ...

3.6.2018 - masterIT is proud to support the Methodist Healthcare Foundation and the fourth annual Mental Health Breakfast presented by the Dennis H. Jones Living Well Network that will take place on March 6, 2018. This year's keynote speaker is Marlee Matlin, Academy Award-winning actress and activist.  Marlee will share her story of the highs and lows of her Hollywood career and her journey as an activist.

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2.22.2018 - masterIT and cityCURRENT hosted this Signature Speaker event featuring Ben Nemtin the New York Times Best-selling author of "What Do You Want to Do Before Your Die?" Ben is the creator, executive producer and cast member of MTV's hit series, "The Buried Life: he is on a mission to complete a list of "100 things to do before you die" and encourages others to go after their own list.


12.13.2017 - masterIT celebrates 11 years of serves for our valued client NewSouth Capital Management.   From everyone at masterIT,"Thank you!" for allowing us to be your managed services provider.

Learn more about NewSouth Capital Management...

Christmas 2017 Toy Truck Group

12.6.2017 - masterIT employees support the 16th annual Yuletide Toy Truck benefiting Porter-Leath. This year the Toy Truck will provide holiday gifts for over 5,900 children in the local area. We are pleased to report that the masterIT toy box was overflowing with holiday gift donations. Thank you!

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09.12.17 - Announcing the Cybersecurity Workshop: 2 SIDES of CYBER STRATEGY, hosted by masterIT and cityCURRENT. Back by popular demand, our featured speaker: Dr. Kevin Streff. Kevin is the founder and chief strategist of SBS CyberSecurity. The event will be held September 27th  from 8-10:45 AM.


07.24.17 - Announcing masterIT's new Referral Program. Please don't keep masterIT a secret. Refer a company to masterIT and if they become a client, as our way of saying thank you; the individual who submits the referral will receive $250, we will give your company $1,000 AND give the new client $1,000, too!

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07.20.17 - On June 26, 2017: masterIT has appeared on Penton Technology’s tenth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished list identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers. The complete 501 list is currently available on the MSPmentor "It is an honor to be named to MSPmentor’s global list for the tenth year in a row," said Michael Drake, founder and CEO of masterIT. "We have been fortunate to be included in their rankings since they began in 2007.

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04.20.2016 - Commercial Appeal Article " Conversations Aim to Reduce Mental Health Stigma" Michael Drake CEO of masterIT wants more employers to start conversations about mental health. He will be among some 500-people expected at the second annual Living Well Mental Health Breakfast. This breakfast benefits the Dennis H. Jones Living Well Network.

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05.30.2013 - On May 30, 2013 masterIT, hosted an informative executive lunch and learn on "How To Take Advantage Of Mobile Computing To Boost Productivity WITHOUT Exposing Your Company To Security Breaches, Damaging Litigation And Rogue (Or Careless) Employees"  ...Read the Article

03.22.2013 - masterIT named finalist in the 33rd Annual Memphis Business Journal Small Business Awards
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11.30.2012 - Article quoting masterIT CEO, Michael Drake in the Memphis Business Journal    ...Read the Article

09.11.2012 - Article about masterIT in the Memphis Daily News
masterIT Chairman, CEO Honored on Industry List
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09.07.2012 - Press Release on Michael Drake named to MSPMentor 250 "Locked in the NOC" list
...Read the Press Release

08.23.2012 - Article about masterIT in the Memphis Business Journal Michael Drake participates in Robert Half Executive Panel
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05.18.2012 - Memphis Business Journal profile on Michael Drake
Executive of the Year profile
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02.24.2012 - Article about masterIT in the Memphis Business Journal masterIT expands offices in wake of growth
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02.08.2012 - Article about masterIT in Startup Memphis
Michael Drake excels at entrepreneurship, expands local startup

02.07.2012 - masterIT Announces Record Growth, New Location
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01.30.2012 - Article about masterIT in the Memphis Daily News
masterIT hosts Dr. Joseph Michelli at the University of Memphis
...Read the Article

01.28.2012 - masterIT on the Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club radio show
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11.03.2011 - masterIT Promotes Connie Foster to Chief Operating Officer
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12.20.2010 - masterIT Takes The Pulse of Healthcare IT Providers Elevate Need For Improved IT
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08.30.2010 – masterIT achieves Top “40 Most Innovative MSPs” in North America by CRN
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…See The List
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01.15.2010 – Michael Drake's thought on Navigating the Internet Revolution for Success are reported in the Commercial Appeal's article "Cloudy Forecast For Information Technology"
…Read the Article

08.20.2009 – masterIT Hosts Community Events

masterIT Kicks Off University of Memphis MILE Program and Hosts Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club Featuring Former NFL Fullback Merril Hoge
…See The Event

03.02.2009 - masterIT Tapped Again in Global Ranking
masterIT Named To MSPmentor 100 For Second Straight Year

masterIT was recently named to the “Top 100” list of Managed Service Providers globally according to MSPmentor, the industry’s leading publisher of managed services news and information

masterIT is the first and only mid-south technology provider ever on the list

02.26.2009 - Growing Customer Interest In Green IT Solutions
IT Channel Planet asks masterIT about the benefits of “green IT” for small and medium businesses
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02.20.2009 - IT Providers Thrive On Outsourcing
Memphis Business Journal profiles masterIT as a cost-effective option for IT solutions
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02.06.2009 - Paying Attention Pays Big Dividends
masterIT Participates In Panel Sharing Advice With Businesses Navigating The Current Economy

1.26.2009 - Say Good-Bye to Technology Headaches
Commercial Appeal Profiles masterIT and Client Arts Memphis
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Winter 2009 - It’s a Business Decision: Managing PC’s in Small Business  masterIT and client profiled

12.15.2008 - "Consult Before Injury" masterIT and client NewSouth Capital Management profiled in Business Tennessee Magazine

12.07.2008 - Internet "Slackers" a Waste of Time masterIT Weighs in On Office Productivity Options
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11.20.2008 - masterIT Named One of State's Top Emerging Firms
Tech outsourcing company listed in magazine's "Hot 100"
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11.14.2008 - Local Tech Provder Receives Industry Certification
masterIT becomes first Mid-South provider to earn top accreditation
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10.15.2008 - masterIT to Host Seminar for Area Businesses
Symposium will help local business leaders prepare for catastrophic events
...Read the Press Release

10.03.2008 - masterIT Execs Named in Worldwide Ranking
J. Michael Drake and Gary Wiseman, leaders at masterIT, have been named in the MSPmentor 250, an annual listing of the top executives, entrepreneurs and experts shaping the global managed services market.
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08.15.2008 - masterIT, Geminare Announce Strategic Partnership
masterIT, Geminare Announce Strategic Partnership to Provide Hosted SaaS-based Business Continuity Solutions
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07.29.2008 - "Crash Test"  Face it, computers and networks will inevitably fail. How will you handle it? masterIT weighs in.
...Read quotation from the Entrepenuer Magazine Artilce

06.20.2008 - Giving students the inside track masterIT supports University of Memphis’ MILE mentor/protégé program.

05.13.2008 - Tech Sellers Offer Credit Crunch Fix
Leases, Financing help keep business customers buying
...Read the USAToday Article

04.11.2008 - Keeping Clients Up
Identifying computer problems before they happen, masterIT keeps clients running.
...Read Memphis Business Journal Article

03.17.2008 - The Big Bang of Managed Storage Services
Storage heavyweights have been beefing up their managed storage offerings.
...Read CRN Article

02.06.2008 - When Tornadoes Struck, masterIT was Ready
Disaster recovery plan helps managed services provider avert business disruption.
...Read the Article

01.28.2008 - masterIT Tapped in Global Ranking
masterIT checks in at No. 6 in latest worldwide poll

11.19.2007 - eWeek Channel Insider Article - Wanted: A Few Good MSPs masterIT touts IT-as-a-Utility™ model as "recession proof" and hopes to expand into other geographies through partnerships.
...Read the eWeek Article

10.26.2007 - ChannelWeb - masterIT partners with Intel on vPro Chipset  Many managed service providers have offered glowing reviews of Intel's vPro and Centrino Pro platforms. But there might not be a bigger evangelist for the system management-boosting hardware than Michael Drake, CEO of masterIT.
...Read the ChannelWeb Article

09.13.2007 - Commercial Appeal - Intel inside Memphis
masterIT has been tapped by Intel to create a case study around their vPro chip.
...Read the Commercial Appeal Article

02.23.2007 - eWeek Strategic Partner Article: masterIT Gets Message Out  The solution provider has kept busy evangelizing the managed services model to customers.

12.11.06 - Commercial Appeal covers masterIT “Doing IT Right” Managed services provider intercepts problems .
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12.12.06 - eWeek Channel Insider Article: A Managed Service Approach that Works
When engaging new customers, masterIT leaves nothing to chance.
...Read the eWeek Article

12.15.06 - Ingram Micro Channel Advisor November 2006-February 2007 Highlights Successful Service Provider masterIT and Lessons Learned in Transitioning To Its Promising Business Model
When a solution provider asks, "Should I get into managed servics?" perhaps a logical rejoiner is, "Why not?"
...Read the Ingram Micro Article (PDF)

07.29.06 - masterIT and Wisetech Announce Partnership
masterIT LLC and Wisetech, Inc., both Memphis, Tennessee-based technology solutions providers, today announce a partnership to provide an innovative approach to the monitoring and management of IT and telecom services for small to medium businesses (SMB’s) in the southeast USA.
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