First Vendor-Based Peer Group for NOC Managers Launched by Continuum

Posted by Continuum Staff

Sep 24 2015

In Conjunction with HTG, Continuum Introduces Two Peer Groups – One for NOC Managers, One for Owners – Both Designed to Help Continuum Partners Accelerate Business Goals 

BOSTON – Sept. 24, 2015 – Continuum®, the industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services solutions, has launched two exclusive peer groups – one for owners and one for network operations center (NOC) managers of its MSP partners, in conjunction with HTG Peer Groups. Consisting of 10-12 member companies organized in non-competing geographical markets, the peer group meetings for owners focus on execution and accountability. The peer group meetings for NOC managers focus on leadership and technical growth. Both are custom designed to help Continuum’s MSP partners accelerate business goals. HTG has been connecting leaders, fostering authentic relationships and creating opportunities for sharing since 2000. 

“HTG is excited to partner with Continuum to deliver a unique peer group experience for their partners,” said Arlin Sorensen, Founder and CEO of HTG Peer Groups. “HTG will deliver its proven methodology of connecting peers in a powerful and impactful community, alongside Continuum’s expertise in delivering world class solutions through a training component during monthly meetings. It is a combination of community and collaboration that optimizes peer value to those who participate and propels their organizations on a journey of growth and success.”

Both meetings for owners and NOC managers will meet 12 times per year. Eleven of those meetings will be online with the twelfth being an annual face-to-face meeting the day prior to the start of Navigate, Continuum’s annual user conference. Meetings are facilitated by HTG and will have content provided by both HTG and Continuum. Topics range from management, sales and marketing, employee relations and managed services to vendor engagement and more.

“The peer groups by HTG have proven very successful over the years, so we thought it was important to create custom groups specifically for our MSP partners, leveraging the philosophy and structure of HTG,” said Jeanne Hopkins, Senior Vice President & CMO at Continuum. “In this ever-changing industry, it’s important to work together to gain the competitive edge and expose yourself to how others are leveraging existing and emerging solutions as well as strategies to meet customers’ needs. The goal of these collaborative meetings is to help our MSP partners improve their business financials.”

Arlin Sorensen is introducing and discussing the new peer groups at Navigate 2015 by Continuum, taking place on Sunday, September 27 – Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at The Cosmopolitan™ of Las Vegas. In his session, “MSP Peer Group Workshop - Shared Best Practices,” on Sunday, September 27, 2015, 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. PDT, Arlin discusses whether or not a peer group might be a good fit for your MSP, what a peer group is all about as well as the benefits. Arlin outlines the framework they use to leverage peer interaction to drive execution through accountability.

Visit the HTG booth in the Partner Pavilion at Navigate. Continuum’s user conference is a 3-day educational and training event for the industry’s top MSP partners and IT resellers led by top business and channel leaders. Navigate 2015 is sold out. To join the waitlist, visit: http://page.continuum.net/navigate-2015-sold-out-waitlist. 

For more information on the conference, visit: http://www.continuum.net/navigate2015. For the latest updates, follow #nav15 on Twitter.

About HTG Peer Groups

Established in 2000 by Arlin Sorensen as a business and personal development community, today HTG Peer Groups is an international organization of leading IT solution providers. HTG has over 300 member companies throughout North America, Europe and Australia/New Zealand. Each peer group consists of 10-12 IT company executives who work together and share resources and information to formulate and meet business goals such as strategic planning, process improvement and tools, and life-work excellence. HTG offers Leadership Forums, vendor peer groups, other educational events, quarterly meetings, and an annual summit that attracts hundreds of attendees, vendor exhibitors, and strategic partners. Visit www.htgpeergroups.com or call 712-794-7994 for more information.

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About Continuum Managed IT Services

Continuum is the technology industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services, allowing its Managed Services Provider (MSP) partners to maintain both on premise and cloud-based servers, desktops, mobile devices and other endpoints for small-and-medium-sized businesses. Continuum’s SaaS platform enables MSPs to efficiently backup, monitor, troubleshoot and maintain clients’ IT infrastructure from a single pane of glass, all backed by an industry–leading network operations center (NOC) and Help Desk. The company employs over 1,000 professionals worldwide, supports 3,500 partners servicing 50,000 SMB customers and monitors over 700,000 endpoints. In 2012, Continuum established the Continuum Veterans Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing financial support to charities focused on helping veterans find jobs in IT. For more information, visit http://www.continuum.net/ or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @FollowContinuum.