SOURCE: Continuum Managed Services

Continuum Managed Services

October 22, 2013 09:06 ET

Continuum Announces Addition of James Foy to Board of Directors

Telecom Industry Veteran to Help Continuum Further Expand Within This Market Segment and Enable VARs to Grow With the Managed Services Business Model Advantages

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 22, 2013) -   Continuum today announced the appointment of James Foy to its board of directors in a move that further supports the company's momentum in bringing proven MSP business model advantages to the telecom industry. Foy is a highly experienced executive leader, initially a software engineer, he ultimately led the growth strategies and operations of multiple prominent companies in the IT and telecom space where convergence of voice and data technologies is driving heightened demand for unified communications. Foy's knowledge and counsel will help shape Continuum's long-term telecom market growth strategy, as well as the company's ongoing focus on IT resellers and VARs looking to capitalize on the increased demand for managed IT services. According to Forrester Research, the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) spend among small to medium-sized businesses is estimated to be $406 billion in the U.S. in 2013 1.

Foy serves on the board of Talend, LiveLook, and Dealertrack. He has also served as executive chairman at Aspect Software, which is an industry-leading single source for unified communications, including managed services, data networks, carrier services, Internet services, network monitoring and IT services. Foy also previously served as the organization's CEO and was instrumental in its continuous growth and expansion over a 12-year period that included serving more than two-thirds of the Global Fortune 50.

"Jim Foy's broad industry experience is a great fit for our board of directors," said Michael George, CEO, Continuum. "His background encompasses virtually all aspects of successful vision and leadership in the technology marketplace. He is joining the board at an ideal time, as Continuum advances partnerships with unified communications specialists seeking to add new revenue streams by adding managed IT services to their telephony offerings. Jim's deep related experience will bring even more insight and value to this strategy, as well as to our MSP channel customer base."

In addition to Foy's leadership position at Talend -- recently acknowledged by Gartner in The Visionaries Quadrant of its latest "Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools" -- he has led several other public and private companies throughout his extensive industry career. Among his achievements, Foy founded an innovative middleware developer that later became part of VMark Software (later renamed Ardent Software). Informix acquired Ardent and Foy became president, guiding Informix to the position as the world's fourth largest database company before it was acquired by IBM. He has engaged in numerous acquisitions and other successful ventures in the industry while actively participating in various private and public boards of directors. His leadership positions over the past two decades also included diverse international leadership responsibilities.

"My experience has given me a broad perspective on the technology industry and what is required to succeed in various markets," Foy pointed out. "Continuum not only understands and supports the channel business models but also how to apply their expertise in other areas such as the telecom industry. In fact, their integrated software and services platform is uniquely suited to helping telecom VARs capitalize on the convergence of voice and data in the expanding unified communications market as it solves the technical services delivery aspects of the equation. Continuum provides the type of environment that makes joining their board of directors both an honor and a pleasure. I look forward to supporting their growth every way possible."

About Continuum
Continuum is the technology industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed services solutions. The SaaS-based platform enables IT solutions providers to efficiently backup, monitor, troubleshoot and maintain desktops, servers and other endpoints for small-and-medium-sized businesses. The comprehensive offering is backed by an industry-leading network operations center (NOC) and Service Desk, completing a unified managed services experience. The company employs more than 700 professionals worldwide, supports over 3,300 partners and monitors half a million endpoints. For more information, please visit www.continuum.net, or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @FollowContinuum.

1 "Segmenting The US Tech Market", Forrester Research, Inc., December 13, 2012

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