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This April, we are happy to celebrate 10 years as Epoch, Inc.

Over 25 years ago, in 1996, Epoch Technologies, LLC was founded by Chris Riismandel. 

In 2013, Epoch, Inc. was formed. With our oldest client still with us now for the past 27 years, we are excited about the present, and extremely eager to see what is to come in the future.

“It is great to see how far we have come in the last 10 years, or so,” said President and Owner of Epoch, Chris Riismandel. “Our success is entirely rooted in our client’s successes, and our amazing Team. We can’t wait to see what is to come next, and how much we will continue to grow in the next 10 years and beyond.”

Visit www.TheEpochTeam.com/contact-us with any questions.

Apple has announced two critical vulnerabilities that could allow for complete control of an Apple device. If you utilize newer iPhones, iPads, or Macs please be sure to read the following for security updates.

To address these vulnerabilities, please update your iPhone to iOS 15.6.1, iPad to iPadOS 15.6.1, and Mac to macOS Monterey 12.5.1 and Safari 15.6.1.

Google has also released patches for eleven security vulnerabilities for anyone using Google Chrome on Windows, Mac, or Linux. Please be sure to continue to update Google Chrome whenever possible, for the most up-to-date security patches.

Please contact us with any questions or issues!

JULY 29, 2022: Epoch, Inc. has been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers in the prestigious 2022 Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings.

Epoch, Inc. has been selected as one of the technology industry’s top-performing providers of managed services by the editors of Channel Futures for the second straight year. For the past 16 years, managed service providers (MSPs) from around the globe have submitted applications to be included on this prestigious and definitive listing. Last year was the first year Epoch applied for the award. The Channel Futures MSP 501 survey examines organizational performance based on annual sales, recurring revenue, profit margins, revenue mix, growth opportunities, innovation, technology solutions supported, and company and customer demographics.

MSPs that qualify for the list must pass a rigorous review conducted by the research team and editors of Channel Futures. It ranks applicants using a unique methodology that weighs financial performance according to long-term health and viability, commitment to recurring revenue and operational efficiency.

Channel Futures is pleased to name Epoch, Inc. to the 2022 MSP 501.

“We are very proud to be named to the MSP 501 again, in our second year of applying,” said Chris Riismandel, Owner, Epoch, Inc. “The team has worked hard and it is an honor to be amongst some of the top MSP’s in the world.”

This year’s list once again attracted a record number of applicants, making it one of the most competitive in the survey’s history. Winners are being recognized on the Channel Futures website and will be honored at a special ceremony at the Channel Futures MSP Summit + Channel Partners Leadership Summit, Sept. 13-16, in Orlando, Florida.

Since its inception, the MSP 501 has evolved from a competitive ranking into a vibrant group of innovators focused on high levels of customer satisfaction at small, medium and large organizations in public and private sectors. Today, many of their services and technology offerings focus on growing customer needs in the areas of cloud, security, collaboration and support of hybrid work forces.

“The 2022 Channel Futures MSP 501 winners are the highest-performing and most innovative IT providers in the industry today,” said Allison Francis, senior news editor for Channel Futures. “The 501 has truly evolved with the MSP market, as showcased by this year’s crop of winners. This is also the fifth consecutive year of application pool growth, making this year’s list one of the best on record.”

“We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the 2022 winners, and gratitude to the thousands of MSPs that have contributed to the continuing growth and success of the managed services sector,” said Kelly Danziger, general manager of Informa Tech Channels. “These providers are most certainly driving a new wave of innovation in the industry and are demonstrating a commitment to moving the MSP and entire channel forward.”

The complete 2022 MSP 501 list is available on Channel Futures’ website.


The 2022 MSP 501 list is based on confidential data collected and analyzed by the Channel Futures editorial and research teams. Data was collected online from Feb. 1-April 30, 2022. The MSP 501 list recognizes top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, profit margin and other factors.

The European Union’s executive arm, the European Commission, is forcing smartphone and electronic makers like Apple to make their devices USB-C compatible.

A step forward in Europe’s “Common Charger” campaign to eliminate the varying wires and ports across all devices.

We will continue to provide updates as they are available, please be sure to contact us with any questions.

USB-C Charging Port on a Laptop (Credit: BenQ Knowledge Center)

Apple users are now able to scan and upload their Maryland driver’s license or state ID to their Apple Wallet, accessible on an iPhone or Apple Watch. Through a verification process with Face ID and photo recognition, your license is approved by the state and uploaded to your device.

(Credit: MDoT)

Maryland is only the second state after Arizona to have this technology approved for use, but it is still not widely accepted. Only certain Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints at airports currently accept the Mobile ID.

Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) hopes that over time, all businesses and government entities will accept this form of identification, as the technology becomes more available and familiarized. You will hold your device up to a reader, and that will scan and process your ID and information to allow the user to not need a physical license. 

Take a look at this video from Maryland Department of Transportation on how to set-up and add your Mobile ID to your Apple Wallet:

Epoch will continue to provide updates on this as more information becomes available. Please contact us with any questions!