Continuum Extends Managed IT Services Offering to Australia; CEO Michael George Delivers Keynote Address at BTAS Conference – May 12-13, 2015 – Sydney, Australia
BOSTON and NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia – May 6, 2015 – Continuum®, the industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services solutions, has formed a strategic alliance with Business Enabled, a strategic services provider and portal to leading global resources for independent dealers and resellers in document solutions throughout Australia. Continuum is extending its managed IT services to document solutions dealers throughout the region. Business Enabled was founded in 2008 by Paul Brady, the industry’s leading advocate for the independent dealer channel in the document, IT and managed services arenas, spanning decades.
“Demand for managed services in Australia continues to grow as organizations strive to improve operational efficiencies and reduce overheads, so the overall opportunity for document solutions dealers is huge,” said Michael George, CEO at Continuum. “Business Enabled is the ideal partner for us to reach these dealers in Australia and help them to grow in revenue and profitability with Continuum’s proven managed IT services business model. We are delighted to be working with Paul Brady who has a unique understanding of the industry spanning over 35 years of leadership and accomplishment.”
Founder and Managing Director, Paul Brady is a past National President of the Business Technology Association (BTA) of Australia, past NSW State President of the National Office Machine Dealers Association (NOMDA) and the Founder and Managing Director of two highly successful hybrid dealership and managed services businesses. He is one of only three individuals awarded life membership of BTA for his commitment to the industry development and education needs of the independent dealer channel in Australia.
“We are excited about this strategic alliance with Continuum,” said Paul Brady, Managing Director at Business Enabled. “The watershed moment it offers the independent dealer channel in Australia is enormous. Continuum brings a unique business model that has proven successful in helping U.S. dealers transform their businesses with ‘net new’ additional services, the highest GP margins in the industry, strong incremental revenue streams, 24x7x365 services, and most importantly, a 100 percent channel strategy that helps dealers ensure their customer base and business equity is protected at all times.”
The companies have a strong presence at the Business Technology and Services (BTAS) Conference on Tuesday, May 12 – Wednesday, May 13, 2015 in Sydney. Michael George is delivering the keynote address, “Seizing the Opportunity,” on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. GMT+10. He aims to help Managed Services Providers (MSP) leverage the right partners and invest in a more contemporary business model that allows for scalability and growth.
Michael George has over 25 years of experience in starting, building and leading world-class technology companies. He has served as CEO at Continuum since 2011, ensuring the company provides its thousands of MSP partners who serve small and medium sized businesses with the tools they need to capture their portion of the growing $320 billion managed IT services market.
The BTAS Conference is Australia’s premiere event for dealers and resellers in the office equipment, document solutions and managed services arena. Continuum is a Major Sponsor of the event. Paul Brady is the Founder of the BTAS Conference. For more information, visit: http://www.btasconference.com.au/.
For more information on managed IT services software and infrastructure designed for office equipment dealers, visit: http://page.continuum.net/business-enable-australia.
About Business Enabled
Business Enabled helps dealers turn traditional and emerging opportunities into sustainable growth and success in a highly transformational industry. The company is a strategic services provider and portal to leading global resources for independent dealers and resellers in the document solutions environment. For more information, visit:
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. MSPs leverage Continuum’s pay-as-you-grow business model to scale IT services without committing to long-term contracts and to reserve in-house staff for strategic initiatives. The company employs over 1,000 professionals worldwide, supports over 3,500 partners and monitors over 650,000 endpoints. For more information, visit http://www.continuum.net/ or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @FollowContinuum.