CONTINUUM HONORS SHARP BUSINESS SYSTEMS WITH ROCK STAR PARTNER AWARD AT NAVIGATE 2016

09/30/2016

MAHWAH, NJ, September 30, 2016

Sharp Business Systems (Sharp), a direct sales division of Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, announces it has earned the Revenue Rock Star Partner Award from Continuum®, the only channel-exclusive IT management platform company, presented at Navigate 2016, the company’s third annual user conference.

Nearly 700 attendees convened at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston on Wednesday, September 28 – Friday, September 30, 2016. The award was based on the outstanding growth in managed network services that Sharp has achieved over the past year through its offering of Continuum’s IT services

“Congratulations and continued success to Sharp Business Systems,” said Mark Connolly, Vice President of Sales at Continuum. “They have achieved tremendous success and we are delighted to recognize them at Navigate 2016. We look forward to our continued alliance in the coming year – together, we can accomplish much.”

Sharp introduced Continuum’s suite of managed network services to its client portfolio in 2014 and has continued to hone and enhance it since then. Today, network monitoring and management, help desk support and backup/disaster recovery are all services from Sharp that help provide a proactive approach to help businesses avoid potential issues.

“Our managed network services offering is the fastest growing component of our business, and is delivering enormous value to our customers across the United States,” says Newt Higman, National Director of Managed Services for Sharp Business Systems. “Continuum plays an important role in this process by integrating perfectly into our unique platform of managed services at Sharp.”

“Our goal at Sharp Business Systems is to help customers solve their business challenges, and Newt and his team have done an amazing job working with Continuum to accomplish this,” adds Anthony Sci, Senior Vice President, Sharp Business Systems. “The expertise and professionalism that Continuum provides enables us to deliver a world-class level of service and support that our customers have come to expect, and we look forward to a continued relationship with Continuum to exceed our customers’ expectations when it comes to our managed network services.”

For more information on Sharp Business Systems’ Managed Network Services, visit: http://www.sharp-sbs.com/Managed-Services/Managed-Network-Services.

About Navigate 2016 by Continuum

The annual industry event for Continuum’s MSP partners, Navigate 2016 – held September 28-30, 2016 in Boston – is reaching new heights by bringing together the very top in thought leadership, inspiration and best practices – all focused on the growth of MSPs and the success of the IT channel. Drawing more support than the previous two years, including nearly 700 attendees, the sold out event features nearly 40 sponsors and exhibitors, four keynote addresses and more than 70 speakers across 36 breakout sessions. Navigate’s unique content is designed to help improve business strategies, increase sales and marketing efforts and gain a deeper understanding of Continuum’s platform – enabling MSPs to change their business model and become the most successful in the industry.

About Sharp Business Systems

As a direct sales division of Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, Sharp Business Systems branches throughout the U.S. combine the resources of a multi-billion dollar corporation and the value of local representation, local management and community relationships. Sharp Business Systems transcends the average office technology provider by offering a consultative approach to improve customers’ internal and external communication to drive business success faster.

About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced, MX Series multifunction printer (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. Sharp MFPs feature the Sharp OSA® development platform, which seamlessly integrates network applications to create a personalized MFP that can meet virtually any business need, and Scan2 technology, which scans two-sided documents in a single pass to enhance scanning reliability and preserve document integrity. Sharp is a leader in the MFP industry in security.

Sharp’s professional and commercial displays are specially engineered for business applications and are offered in a wide range of sizes and varying capabilities. From high-impact displays for digital signage, to state-of-the-art ultra-narrow bezel video walls, to the award-winning AQUOS BOARD® interactive display systems, Sharp commercial and professional displays help you communicate, collaborate and disseminate information brilliantly.

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Sarah Sanzari

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