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ConRes Corporate Backgrounder

  1. 1. THE PROCESS OF NATURAL SELECTION: ONLY THE STRONGEST SURVIVE... C ONRES CORPO R AT E B AC K G RO U N D E R On the surface, every technology solutions provider may look LEVERAGE RESOURCES: the same. But ask the tough questions and the differences • Experience and Financial Stability • Flexibility become clear. How many years of experience? How many • Relationships satisfied customers? What levels of certification? At • Personal Attention Continental Resources, Inc. (ConRes,) we think the answers • Quality Standards • Employees to these questions are vital in the process of natural selection, • Women Owned Enterprise Status and put some distance between the leader and the rest of the • Business Structure for Maximum Results pack. Four decades of high-tech experience is a good indicator of success, and that success is a direct result of customer satisfaction. Leverage Experience and Leverage Relationships Leverage Personal Attention Financial Stability Our line card reads like the who’s who of the Over the past five years, customers have given Reap the benefits of long-term stability and 47 technology industry so you have access to us an overall customer satisfaction rating of years of high-tech know-how. You’ll save time – the best solutions from the widest variety of 94% or higher. We’ve proven ourselves to our experience cuts your time-to-solution. And manufacturers. Choose ConRes and you get thousands of demanding customers for more you’ll save money – our size ensures best-of- the solution that works best for you, at the than four decades. breed solutions that maximize your ROI. You price point you require – no need to sacrifice save time and you save money. or settle for second-rate. Leverage our rela- tionships for results. Leverage Flexibility As a privately-held company, we answer to our customers, not to a diverse group of stock- holders. Decisions to add products or custom- “They [ConRes] have, like I said, some of the best engineers I’ve ize programs to your specifications are made quickly with minimal red tape. ever worked with. They’ve been very flexible and very helpful. Choose from an array of flexible programs. At heart, they’re still people. At the end of the day, they’re able Flexible financing options include rent, lease to work with you as a company, they’re able to work with the or purchase. A unique leasing program enables you to cost-effectively upgrade equipment as individuals. They’ll do whatever has to be done. That is, at the end your business evolves. Asset recovery helps you reclaim value from unused electronic of the day, of utmost importance. If the project needs to work, equipment. Loan-to-own programs let you test they’ll find a way to make it work for you.” technology before you buy. ~ Director, Network Operations, Internet and IT for a provider of health care information n CONTINENTAL RESOURCES
  2. 2. “They’re [ConRes] very attentive to detail. They’re very LEVERAGE OUR EMPLOYEES customer focused. They’re out for the best interests of us. • Passion for work The way they approach doing business with us is one of • Rise to the challenge acting as an advisor, acting as a partner, not necessarily acting • Open minded as the sales channel to us.” • Value our customers ~ CIO for a provider of home, office and home office products • Embrace change • Never say never attitude • Responsive to customer inquiries • Enthusiastic • Strong work ethic • Uncompromising honesty and integrity • Listen to diverse ideas • Team player • Strive for excellence A zebra’s stripes act as camouflage, helping the zebra hide in grass.While seeming absurd at first glance since grass is neither white nor black, it’s effective against the zebra’s main predator, the lion, which is color blind. Choose ConRes for a fresh perspective and creative solution to your technology requirements. Leverage Quality Standards LEVERAGE OUR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ISO registration is respected throughout the Technology Experts world and evidence of consistency and quality. BUSINESS STRUCTURE The Professional Services (PS) Group is the Maintaining our ISO registration means striving Today, ConRes encompasses multiple divi- foundation of the ConRes value-added solu- to make you even more satisfied every time sions and subsidiaries which work together to tions. An eight step Proven Enabling Methodol- you interact with us. ConRes is ISO 9001:2008 precisely address your business needs. ogy® is followed to ensure you receive consis- registered, which improves your efficiency by tent, high quality, and timely services. With over reducing your need to perform quality audits SYSTEMS AND NETWORKING 325 certifications collectively, our PS engineers or special assessments. INTEGRATION DIVISION provide you with enterprise-class solutions “They [ConRes] are a large, well respected ranging from virtualization, disaster recovery, shop with good vendor relations, but they are Seasoned Technology unified communications, cloud computing, agnostic; they’ll come up with whatever the Integrator and Hybrid VAR™ security and networking to UNIX®, Linux®, and best solution is for you, not necessarily forcing The reseller you choose should put your busi- Windows®. you towards one vendor or another.” ~ Chief ness goals at the forefront; should be unbiased “As the firm has continued to grow in num- Technology Officer for a social networking and offer the best solution for those goals; bers and my staff continues to stay the same, website should feature branded technologies and cost- my guys are getting more work done in less effective services that are designed specifically Leverage our Women for you. With ConRes you receive strategic time, freeing them up to do other work and Owned Enterprise Status results from proven technologies that minimize other projects because of the solution from ConRes.”~ Solutions Director for an account- ConRes is a certified Women Owned your risk and maximize your ROI. ing firm Enterprise,[Women’s Business Enterprise From customizing your infrastructure to National Council (WBENC) certificate # 2005111735]. This certification meets the integrating your systems; to tailoring security, MANAGED SERVICES performance and availability; with ConRes ConRes provides an assortment of remote requirements of many corporations’ diversity you’ll leverage technology to increase your services to alleviate your system and network programs that stipulate a certain percentage productivity, enhance your revenue and im- issues on a 24 hour x 7 day/week basis. The of purchases must be made from qualifying prove customer satisfaction. clock never stops... but you can. diversified corporate entities. Our best-of-breed partnerships include: Cisco When you partner with ConRes Managed Gold Certified (National), Data Domain, F5 Services, our reaction and response is based Networks Advantage, Hitachi Data Systems on your specific time-frame requirements and Platinum, HP Elite, Microsoft Gold, Oracle needs. With engineers proficient in a wide va- Value Added, Sun Microsystems Executive riety of disciplines, we leverage that expertise Level, Symantec Platinum and VMware VIP as part of the escalation process. In addition, Premier Level, among others.
  3. 3. “ConRes was clearly at the size and scale to be a long- term strategic partner for us. They are a national firm with the size and weight to have the kind of leverage that we were looking for with a vendor to be a total solutions provider. [ConRes] had the capacity that we were looking for to tailor creative and flexible financial solutions with key vendors and have the technical resources, up to the general contractor role, for certain implementations because of the technical staff that they have in addition to the sales organization.” ~ VP of Technology Services for an international book and journal publisher The chameleon leverages its unique adaptability to survive. Count on ConRes to customize technology solutions that help you adapt to the changing needs of your internal clients and external customers. we’ll also leverage our partnerships with the manufacturers to work toward the fastest CUSTOM COMPUTING rental, ConRes provides oscilloscopes, signal generators, network and spectrum analyzers, resolution possible. SOLUTIONS wireless communications testers, field testing A thorough understanding of your specific OEM/Embedded Solutions and general purpose test equipment. policies and procedures ensures a smooth Custom Computing Solutions (CCS) offers If you’re an engineer in manufacturing, R&D, integration and makes us an instrumental a wide range of branded OEM/Embedded QC, design, field test, or education, you can extension of your company. Computing solutions that save you money and rely on ConRes for test equipment with war- “I think they [ConRes] have a very skilled meet your unique requirements for long-term ranties and calibrated in our ISO-registered, staff… they really worked with us and made component stability. Drive down your support NIST-traceable metrology lab to ensure mea- every effort to understand what we were costs; reduce your overhead, integration and surement accuracy. ConRes is an authorized looking for and truly defined our process so testing costs; and standardize on stable, high- test equipment partner for Rohde & Schwarz, that they weren’t just doing a job. They truly performance solutions with Custom Comput- Tektronix, Agilent, Spirent, and others. ing Solutions from ConRes. Your scalability became part of the organization, worked closely with us so that they understood how and manageability are enhanced with solution WALL INDUSTRIES everything worked in our specific environ- appliances that leverage the distinctive capabili- Standard and Custom ment.” ~ Manager, Networks and Technology, ties of your software offerings. With CCS your Power Sources of a semiconductor manufacturer turnkey solution accelerates time-to-benefits Wall Industries (Wall), a subsidiary of ConRes, for your customers, and strengthens your ENTERICO position as a solution vendor. Solutions include designs, manufactures, and sells a full line of AC/DC and DC/DC power conversion prod- IBM-centric Solutions design services, vendor management, inventory ucts. With an emphasis on modified standard management, integration services, logistics and Enterico, with its dedicated sales and techni- and customized power solutions, we adapt warranty services. cal teams, focuses on selling IBM systems and to the changing aspects of your organization. servers. As an IBM Premier Business Part- TEST AND MEASUREMENT Businesses in the telecommunications, medical, process controls, transportation, instrumenta- ner, Enterico offers you everything from the xSeries to the pSeries servers, Unix, Linux, and DIVISION tion computers and peripherals industries Windows-based servers and storage, software Founder in the Test Instrument have been relying on Wall for over 47 years for their power conversion needs. A leader in and professional services. Businesses, like yours, Rental Business converters and power supplies, Wall offers one from all across the country count on Enterico The Test and Measurement (TM) Division sells, of the largest OEM product inventories in the for complete IBM-branded and complementary rents, and leases precision test and measure- industry and a multi-market experience base. I.T. solutions. With high-tech solutions that are ment equipment globally to a wide range of You also receive accessible technical support, designed and developed from your perspective, industries. As an authorized source for new design assistance and rapid, quantity-indepen- Enterico helps your business grow and operate and refurbished test equipment sales and dent turnaround product delivery times. more effectively.
  4. 4. LEVERAGE LOCAL, TOP PARTNERSHIPS REGIONAL AND IT Solutions Test Equipment NATIONAL SUPPORT • Cisco Systems Gold Certified Partner (National) with Data Center, Networking • Agilent Technologies Authorized Rental Partner ConRes provides sales, service, and technical Infrastructure, Unified Communications, • Astro-Med support on a local, regional or national basis. Wireless, Routing & Switching, Managed Whether you’re a retailer with multiple loca- Services and Security Certifications • Dranetz-BMI tions, a manufacturer with one central location, • Fluke Networks Industrial Products • F5 Networks Advantage Partner or a multi-campus university, you work with Authorized Distribution Partner a company who can support you remotely or • Hitachi Data Systems Platinum Partner onsite. With ConRes you receive the best of • Instek Authorized Reseller • HP Elite Partner with BladeSystem and both worlds, a broad range of products and Storage Designations • Keithley Authorized Rental and solutions, the resources of a large VAR, and the Distribution Partner personal attention you desire. • IBM Premier Partner • QuadTech Authorized Reseller • Microsoft Gold Certified Partner • Rohde & Schwarz Authorized Rental and • NetApp Platinum Partner Diamond Distribution Partner • Oracle Value Added Partner • Spirent (TAS) • QLogic Signature Preferred Partner • Tektronix Platinum Certified Distributor • Sun Microsystems Executive Level Partner and Authorized Rental Partner with certifications across all platforms • Times Microwave Authorized Reseller • Symantec Platinum Partner • Willtek Communications • VMware VIP Premier Partner Authorized Reseller Continental Resources, Inc. | 800.937.4688 HQ: 175 Middlesex Turnpike, Ste 1 | Bedford, MA 01730-9137 IT SOLUTIONS Local Contacts: Boston | Chicago | Connecticut | Los Angeles | New Jersey New York City | Philadelphia | San Diego | Texas | Washington DC TEST EQUIPMENT Local Contacts: Arizona | Boston | California | Chicago | Connecticut Florida | Maryland | Minnesota | New Jersey | New York | Texas | Virginia POWER SOURCES Wall Industries | 888.597.9255 Exeter, NH A certified woman-owned business. WBENC Certificate 2005111735 ISO 9001:2008 Certificate Registration No. 10003304 © 2010 Continental Resources, Inc. Specifications subject to change without notice. Continental Resources not responsible for typographical errors. All product and manufacturer names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Printed in U.S.A. ConRes 5023-0110-1 n CONTINENTAL RESOURCES