Konica Minolta expands its Managed IT Services in Western Canada

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) has announced that it’s acquired Continuity Solutions Limited, 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 small and medium-sized businesses (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, said the OEM. “My promise to my customers has always been to do what’s 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 that they’re supported by one of the best in the industry.”

Ted Garner.

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 recently, 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 second consecutive 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 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 at IT Weapons. “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.”

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.