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Awards and Recognition

Continental Resources (ConRes) is recognized as a high technology leader.

CRN’s 2014 List of Tech Elite 250


Continental Resources (ConRes) today announced it has been named to CRN’s annual list of the Tech Elite 250. These companies represent an elite group of IT solution providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most advanced technical certifications from leading vendors.

In compiling the list, CRN editors worked with The Channel Company’s research group to define the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the IT channel.  These technical certifications – from vendors including Cisco, Citrix, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware, and Symantec. – have enabled solution providers to deliver the most premium products, service and support to their North American customers.

ConRes consultants have the expertise to examine IT infrastructure and data center capabilities from every angle – both technical and business. Their goal is to build an IT infrastructure that delivers business growth while maintaining an optimal level of technical support and environment management. As a Hybrid TM℠ services/solutions provider, ConRes has both experience and technical expertise across a broad spectrum of products. The ConRes engineering team holds over 500 technical certifications and average over 8 years experience. (2014)

Managed Server Provider 500 List

Continental Resources (ConRes) has been named to CRN’s Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Elite 150. The annual list recognizes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose cutting-edge approach to managed services puts end-user customers in the best position to improve efficiencies, cut costs and speed time to market for their own products and services.

This year, CRN’s MSP500 is broken down into three groups highlighting the MSP Elite 150, who are large data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premise professional services as well as off-premise services; the MSP Pioneer 250, who have a business model heavily weighted toward managed services focused on the small- and midsize-business market; and the MSP Hosting Service Provider 100, who own and operate their own data centers, providing a wide array of subscription-based outsourced services.

Tech Elite 250

The CRN Tech Elite 250 features best-of-breed solution providers in North America. This is a select group of the top 250 information technology solution providers in the United States and Canada. This is an annual competition and ConRes has been selected every year since the inception of the award. Solution providers on the Tech Elite 250 are selected based upon their elite IT certifications and partnerships with top IT vendors. 

This includes some of the most difficult certifications from some of the biggest names in IT, including Citrix, Dell, Microsoft, NetApp, IBM, HP, EMC, VMware and Cisco. According to CRN "What characterizes solution providers as the Tech Elite is a combination of the huge investments they have made in their own unique solutions, the caliber of vendor certifications they've obtained and the emphasis they've placed on services and software." (2013)

Solution Provider 500

Formerly known as the VAR 500, the Solution Provider 500 is CRN's annual ranking (by revenue) of the top solution provider organizations in the United States and Canada. Continental Resources has been featured on the list for over a decade. (2013)

CRN Women of the Channel

CRN honors 295 Women of the Channel whose expertise and vision are deserving of recognition. Among the top women in the channel - ConRes CEO, Mary Nardella. Mary is also one of the Power 100 Women of the Channel. (2013)

CRN Women Of The Channel Power 100

CRN named ConRes CEO, Mary Nardella, to its 2013 Power 100 list of exceptional executives. The Power 100 is culled from the ranks of CRN's Women of the Channel and spotlights those female executives whose insight and influence in their respective companies help drive channel success. (2013)

Top 100 Women Led Businesses In Massachusetts

Continental Resources is placed 8th on the list of "Women & Power, The Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts." (Boston Globe Magazine, November 2013)

Area's Largest IT Consulting Firms

Continental Resources headquarters listed as one of the largest IT consulting firms, based upon number of local engineers. (Boston Business Journal, August, 2013)

Area's 100 largest Private Companies

ConRes headquarters location listed as one of the 100 largest private companies. (Boston Business Journal, April, 2013)

Area's Largest Minority/Women-Owned Businesses

ConRes recognized as one of the largest minority/women-owned businesses. (Boston Business Journal, March, 2013)