Continuum Transforming Office Equipment Dealers with Managed IT and Cloud Services Offering at BTA’s Cruise to Success 2014

Posted by Continuum Staff

May 14 2014

Continuum CEO, Michael George Delivering Keynote to Help Office Equipment Dealers Capitalize on Managed IT Services Opportunity for Sustainable Future – May 15-16, 2014 – Chicago, Illinois

BOSTON – May 14, 2014Michael George, CEO of Continuum®, the industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services solutions, is delivering the keynote address at Business Technology Association® (BTA) Cruise to Success 2014 on Thursday, May 15 – Friday, May 16, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. In his presentation, “How the Cloud is Reshaping the Convergence of Office Equipment and Managed IT Services,” Michael outlines how office equipment dealers can transform their business in order to thrive profitably in this rapidly changing industry. Continuum is an exhibiting sponsor of the event.

WHAT: Continuum Managed IT Services at BTA’s Cruise to Success 2014:

  • CEO Michael George Presenting, “How the Cloud is Reshaping the Convergence of Office Equipment and Managed IT Services,” – Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. CDT
  • Continuum and Growth Achievement Partners (GAP) are presenting their Managed Services Business Model, outlining how office equipment dealers can achieve 60% margins with managed IT services, at BTA Managed Services Workshop – Wednesday, May 14, 2014,
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT
  • Continuum Booth – Learn about Continuum’sintelligent Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) solution backed by industry-leading 24x7x365 Network Operations Center (NOC) and Service Desk as well as Continuum’s award-winning backup and disaster recovery solution, Vault

WHEN: Thursday, May 15 – Friday, May 16, 2014           

WHERE: InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, 505 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Illinois

Small and medium businesses want to deploy a variety of business applications from the cloud seamlessly and not worry about the development, maintenance and support. They simply want the benefits, cost efficiencies and ease of use that comes with the promise of cloud computing.Given the growing importance and opportunity presented by the cloud, we all need to adjust our strategy to account for the converging managed IT and cloud services market in order to prosper from the cloud economy. Office equipment dealers have a unique advantage over the big cloud providers – knowing your customers’ needs and priorities to be able to recommend the best solutions. Michael George dives into how office equipment dealers can rework their business model, setting them up for success and capturing revenue in this cloud economy.

Dealerships around the country utilize Continuum’s single unified managed services solution including intelligent RMM software backed by its 24x7x365 NOC. Additionally, many organizations offer Continuum’s award-winning backup and disaster recovery solution – Vault, and have integrated Continuum’s Service Desk into their offering, providing a seamless extension of the RMM which resolves simple and complex issues efficiently.

Michael Amiri, Director, Office Equipment Industry at Continuum, is presenting at the BTA Managed Services Workshop on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 which includes the Managed Services Business Model, a revolutionary business model that outlines how office equipment dealers can achieve 60% margins with managed IT services. The business model is the first of its kind developed specifically for BTA dealers by Continuum along with Chris Ryne, Principal and Mitch Morgan, Co-Principal of GAP and workshop instructors. GAP has been assisting dealers in making this important transition since 2009. To register for the workshop, visit: www.bta.org/ms.

The Managed IT Services Business Model Report is available at: http://www.continuum.net/businessmodel.

Hosted by BTA Mid-America, Cruise to Success is open to BTA member and non-member dealers from across the country and strives to provide dealers the framework to change and transform their dealerships in order to reap the rewards of today's opportunities. For more information, visit: http://www.bta.org/?MA14.

Contact:
Tracy Wemett
BroadPR
+1-617-868-5031
tracy@broadpr.com


About Continuum

Continuum is the technology industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services solutions. The SaaS-based platform enables IT solutions providers to efficiently backup, monitor, troubleshoot and maintain desktops, servers and other endpoints for small-and-medium-sized businesses. The comprehensive offering is backed by an industry-leading network operations center (NOC) and Service Desk, completing a unified managed services experience. The company employs more than 700 professionals worldwide, supports over 3,300 partners and monitors half a million endpoints.