CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named IT Support RI to its 2019 Next-Gen 250 list for the third year in a row. The annual list recognizes standout IT solution providers that embrace emerging technologies to adapt to an evolving marketplace. Next-Gen 250 honorees have transformed their businesses by providing business analytics, cloud computing, mobility, unified communications, virtualization, or other leading-edge technologies before they became mainstream. In doing so, these honorees consistently meet their customers’ ever-changing IT needs and drive adoption of transformational technologies across the IT channel.

IT Support RI is an IT service and consultation company located in North Smithfield, RI. Founded in 2002, they currently service a variety of businesses throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. At IT Support RI, they offer fast, reliable, and affordable IT services while providing quality IT support with a personal touch. The team prides themselves on their dedication to clients, their focus on proactive support, and their policy on enforcing cyber security.

IT Support RI offers managed IT maintenance, anti-virus protection, data backup plans, new hardware including desktops, laptops, networking equipment and flat rate service plans to every single client.

2019 Next-Gen 250

CEO Nick Bernfeld stated, “I’ve always had a passion for the latest gadget. When it comes to the IT industry, everything is constantly changing. You need to stay on the cutting edge of technology whether it’s new equipment, software or hardware. We know that quality service and hardware are keys for the success of every network.” He continues, “We heavily invest in every single piece of hardware we use to deliver our services to our customers. While we are still a local, mid-sized business, we are constantly testing ways to incorporate solutions for our clients that enterprise-level businesses use. This includes utilizing virtualization, IoT, and increased security protocols across the board. As we do with all our services, we test them extensively in-house, on our business, before we offer them to any of our clients.”

CRN’s 2019 Next-Gen 250 list includes elite solution providers who stay nimble and evolve within the ever-transforming IT landscape” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “These innovative companies continuously deliver cutting edge solutions that empower their customers to be successful. Congratulations to each team on this year’s list for their positive impact on the IT channel.”

A sampling of the 2019 Next-Gen 250 list will be featured in the December issue of CRN. The complete list will be available online at


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