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Continuum Managed IT Services Highlights Top IT Disasters of 2014 in Holiday Video

10 Dec, 2014

BOSTON, MA – Dec. 10, 2014 – Continuum®, the industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services solutions, released the video, “The 12 IT Nightmares of 2014,” reminding Managed Services Providers (MSPs) of the critical need to offer IT security to clients. The Sony Pictures Entertainment cyber-attack and the HealthCare.gov security breach topped the list of IT nightmares in 2014. View the video at: http://youtu.be/dx5A8XR_8Cs

“Our ‘12 IT Nightmares of 2014’ video is fun and lighthearted for the end of the year, but the cyber-attacks and breaches of the past year were certainly not,” said Jeanne Hopkins, Senior Vice President, Acquisition & CMO at Continuum. “When we look back at the IT nightmares of 2014, we are reminded how important it is for MSPs to work with partners who help them and their small and medium sized business clients avoid these types of IT disasters that can bring businesses to a crippling halt.”

Continuum highlights the top 12 IT Nightmares of 2014:

1.    Sony Pictures Entertainment Hacked
2.    HealthCare.gov Breach
3.    Heartbleed Password Leak
4.    Cryptolocker
5.    Five Corporate Hacks – Ebay, Montana Health Department, P.F.  Chang’s, Evernote and Feedly, and Domino’s Pizza
6.    Poodle Bug
7.    iCloud Nude Leaks
8.    Home Depot Breach
9.    Shellshock Bug
10.   JP Morgan Data Breach
11.   Bash Bug
12.   CryptoWall

Continuum has a variety of solutions and resources to help MSPs in their security needs, including the new blog series, “The 12 Days of IT SNAFUs,” launched today at: http://blog.continuum.net/the-12-it-nightmares-of-2014-it-snafu-day-1 . The blog includes the infographic, “In the 2014 IT Nightmares, This Stood Out to Me…” Over the next 12 business days, Continuum is highlighting top concerns in the managed IT services industry and outlining best practices that MSPs can adopt to avoid IT SNAFUS.

Best business practices and other various resources are also available in the company’s MSP Resource Center at: http://www.continuum.net/msp-resources/msp-resource-center.

About Continuum Managed IT Services
Continuum is the technology industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services, allowing its Managed Services Provider (MSP) partners to maintain both on premise and cloud-based servers, desktops, mobile devices and other endpoints for small-and-medium-sized businesses. Continuum’s SaaS platform enables MSPs to efficiently backup, monitor, troubleshoot and maintain clients’ IT infrastructure from a single pane of glass, all backed by an industry–leading network operations center (NOC) and Service Desk. MSPs leverage Continuum’s pay-as-you-grow business model to scale IT services without committing to long-term contracts and to reserve in-house staff for strategic initiatives. The company employs more than 900 professionals worldwide, supports over 3,500 partners and monitors over half a million endpoints. For more information, visit http://www.continuum.net/ or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @FollowContinuum.

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