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MONTVALE, N.J., Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Business Systems, a direct sales division of Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America and Sharp Electronics Corporation, was awarded Partner of the Year and Continuum U Master by Continuum, Sharp's exclusive provider of a vertically integrated IT service delivery platform that enables IT professionals to scale rapidly and profitably.
Sharp Business Systems was presented with the two awards at Continuum's Navigate 2018 conference in Boston, September 25 – 27. The Continuum Partner of the Year Award recognizes Continuum's top partner overall by revenue and The Continuum U Master Award recognizes the partner with the highest adoption of Continuum's educational certification program.
"Four years ago, Sharp introduced managed IT services to our customers across the United States," said Newt Higman, National Director, Managed IT Services for Sharp Business Systems. "Today, our world class portfolio is the fastest growing component of our business, delivering enormous value to the clients served. Continuum plays an important role in our strategy, by integrating perfectly into our IT services portfolio. We greatly appreciate the recognition of our achievements and look forward to many more years of success with Continuum."
Sharp has been working with Continuum and its suite of managed network services since 2014. The relationship allows Sharp to provide network monitoring and management, help desk support, mobile device management and backup/disaster recovery. This allows businesses to operate with a proactive approach to avoid potential IT issues.
"Continuum is proud to recognize the achievements of Sharp Business Systems as our 'Partner of the Year' at our annual Navigate Conference," said Robert Kocis, Chief Revenue officer at Continuum. "The award recognizes outstanding performance in the Managed Services category. This is a clear reflection of Sharp's commitment to excellence, and we thank them for their long term partnership."
The 2018 Navigate conference brought together several key players in managed IT services with the purpose of empowering growth-minded service providers to discover the skills, solutions and tools to define their path to success. Sharp has been recognized at Navigate for the past three years. In 2016, Sharp was awarded the Revenue Rock Star Award, which is presented to the partner with revenue that grew at the highest rate in the previous 12 months. In 2017, Sharp received its first Continuum Partner of the Year award.
For more information on Sharp Business Systems' Managed Network Services, visit: http://www.sharp-sbs.com/Managed-Services/Managed-Network-Services.
Continuum empowers managed IT service providers, giving them the technology platform, services, and processes they need to reduce costs and deliver exceptional service to their clients. Continuum's vertically-integrated IT service delivery platform combines an unmatched SaaS-based technology suite with a world-class NOC, SOC and Help Desk, allowing them to not only remotely monitor, manage, backup and secure their clients' IT environments from a single pane of glass, but also scale rapidly and profitably. Continuum employs more than 1,400 professionals worldwide and monitors more than 1 million endpoints for its 5,800 partners, including MSPs servicing more than 65,000 SMB customers and web hosting providers protecting more than 250,000 servers with Continuum's BDR product line. The company established the Continuum Veterans Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing financial support to charities focused on helping veterans find jobs in IT.
About Sharp Electronics Corporation
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation. Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, professional displays and energy systems. Sharp was honored as an inaugural Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Technology Leader in 2018, recognized as one of the tech industry's most operationally sound and financially successful organizations.
About Sharp Business Systems
Sharp Business Systems is the direct sales division of Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, which markets Sharp's full line of multifunction printers (MFPs)/Copiers, Network Printers, Fax Machines and professional display products including the AQUOS BOARD® interactive display system.
For more information about Sharp's business products, contact Sharp Business Systems, 100 Paragon Drive, Montvale, N.J., 07645. For online product information, visit our website at www.sharp-sbs.com.
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