Konica Minolta Expands its Managed IT Services in Western Canada Through Acquisition
Calgary-based Continuity Solutions will begin migrating its customers next month
MISSISSAUGA, ON. (March 4, 2019) – Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. (Konica Minolta) announced today that it has acquired Continuity Solutions Ltd. (Continuity Solutions), a Managed IT Services Provider (MSP) based in Calgary, Alberta.
Over the past several years, Continuity Solutions, led by founder and CEO Ray Archer, has built a loyal customer base in Calgary by establishing itself as a leading IT service provider among SMBs. Heavily focused on proactive support and a client-first approach, Continuity Solutions’ culture and business model made it an ideal addition to Konica Minolta’s established IT Services division.
“My promise to my customers has always been to do what is best for their business, and I believe this acquisition will allow me to deliver on that promise, and then some,” said Archer. “As a Managed IT Service Provider our top priority has always been to safeguard our clients’ technology investment and, with the added bandwidth, manpower, and technological capabilities that Konica Minolta affords, our clients can rest assured knowing they’re supported by one of the best in the industry.”
Continuity Solutions’ team will be joining Konica Minolta’s industry-leading IT Services division (IT Weapons). Konica Minolta’s IT Services division has been the recipient of major industry recognition as of late, having been named to CRN’s MSP 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category earlier this month, as well as being named one of the top 50 Managed Service Providers in Canada for the 2nd straight year. To expand the accessibility of its service offerings nationally, the division also recently launched eight IT-service Client Experience Centres across Canada – including one such Centre in Calgary.
“This acquisition represents another step forward in our ongoing national expansion, as well as delivering on our promise to our clients to provide them will excellent support anywhere in Canada,” said Ted Garner, President IT Weapons, the IT Services division of Konica Minolta. “Continuity Solutions’ focus on continuity planning, cloud services, and high availability complements our core strengths as a nationwide MSP. We’re excited to make this addition to the Konica Minolta family, which further demonstrates our commitment to meeting the current and future needs of the business nationwide.”
About IT Weapons
IT Weapons, a division of Konica Minolta, is a Canadian leader in secure cloud solutions and managed IT services. Trust IT Weapons to help you simplify technology and transform your business with premier security and compliance, and award-winning client experience. For more information, please visit www.itweapons.com and follow us on social media for technology news and updates. Twitter @ITWeapons, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future™ ( www.reshapework.ca). With our comprehensive portfolio, we deliver solutions to leverage mobility and cloud services and optimize business processes with workflow automation. Konica Minolta's IT Services Division offers a range of IT strategy, support and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized by Brand Keys as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier market for 12 consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for six years in a row. We partner with our customers to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit www.konicaminolta.ca and follow Konica Minolta on LinkedIn,YouTube, Facebook and Twitter (@KonicaMinoltaCA).
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