The Gordon Flesch Company Selects Continuum to Capitalize on the Expanding SMB IT Managed Services Opportunity

The Gordon Flesch Company Selects Continuum to Capitalize on the Expanding SMB 
IT Managed Services Opportunity 
The Gordon Flesch Company's Office Technology Solutions and
Continuum's Integrated Managed Services Platform Combine to Create a
Powerful Single-Source Solution for Office IT Environments 
MADISON, WI  -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/13 --   The Gordon Flesch
Company, one of the nation's largest independent providers of office
technology solutions, has announced an agreement that designates
Continuum, a leading provider of managed services solutions, as the
exclusive software and services partner for the Gordon Flesch
Company's managed IT services business. This agreement places the
Gordon Flesch Company and Continuum at the forefront of the
converging office technology and managed services market by providing
a single-source solution for office IT environments. 
The Gordon Flesch Company established an IT services division in 2012
and will now leverage Continuum's fully integrated managed services
platform to meet the growing demand for IT managed services in the
SMB market throughout the Midwest. According to Forrester Research,
the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) spend among small
to medium-sized businesses is forecasted to be $406 billion in U.S.
in 2013(¹). 
"Our partnership with Continuum puts us in a great position to meet
the growing demands of today's connected office environment. We are
already off to a good start, having recently won a number of new
managed services customers in many of our marketplaces," said Tom
Flesch, Gordon Flesch Company president and CEO. "Continuum's managed
services solution is the first platform to provide a powerful
combination of technology automation, best in category tools, 24 x 7
service coverage and on-demand IT expertise, which enables a level of
efficiency and profit that is not possible with other managed
services offerings. We believe Continuum will be instrumental in
helping us build a highly successful IT managed services business and
grow recurring revenue while reinforcing our role as a trusted office
technology solutions provider to our SMB customers."  
"The Gordon Flesch Company stands out as one of the most successful
organizations in the office market and we look forward to helping
them capitalize on the tremendous opportunities ahead," said Michael
George, CEO, Continuum. "We have quickly developed a deep
understanding of how to best help office equipment dealers accelerate
time to market and have aligned our proven managed services platform
with a profitable business model that no other provider can match in
supporting dealers, VARs and MSPs." 
About Gordon Flesch Company  
The Gordon Flesch Company is one of the largest independent providers
of office technology solutions in the nation. Family-owned since
1956, the Gordon Flesch Company employs more than 600 people
throughout 20 offices in the Midwest. They are big enough to provide
the very best in software and hardware equipment, but not tied to any
one set of solutions. The Gordon Flesch Company's office technology
solutions have the power to streamline, simplify and save customers
money. For more information about GFC IT Services, visit
www.GFCITServices.com. 
About Continuum  
Continuum provides a leading SaaS-based managed services platform
that managed services providers (MSPs) use to efficiently backup,
monitor, troubleshoot, and maintain desktops, servers and other
endpoints for small-and-medium-sized businesses. The comprehensive
platform provides an intelligent remote monitoring and management
(RMM) solution and an advanced backup and disaster recovery (BDR)
offering branded Continuum Vault -- all integrated with an
industry-leading network operations center (NOC) and U.S.-based
world-class Service Desk, delivering a single, unified managed
services experience. The company currently employs more than 650
professionals worldwide, supports over 3,300 MSPs, and monitors more
than a half a million endpoints. Continuum has also formed a
non-profit foundation, called Continuum Veterans Foundation
(www.hire-our-heroes.org), which was established to provide financial
support to local and national charities that focus on helping our
veterans find jobs. The principal owner of Continuum is Summit
Partners (www.summitpartners.com), a Boston-based growth equity firm
that has raised more than $15 billion in assets. For more
information, please visit www.continuum.net. 
(¹) "Segmenting The US Tech Market", Forrester Research, Inc.,
December 13, 2012 
For more information, contact:
Megan Bykowski
(608) 241-4141, Ext 265
mbykowski@stephanbrady.com 
Lynette Bohanan
CommCentric Solutions Inc.
813-727-0196
lbohanan@commcentricsolutions.com
 
 
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