Tracy Pound to present at Continuum’s Navigate 2017

Maximity Limited, CompTIA Director Tracy Pound to Present at Continuum’s Navigate 2017

Tracy Pound, Managing Director of Maximity Limited Presenting “CompTIA Industry Outlook” At Continuum’s Navigate 2017 conference, October 2-5 in Las Vegas

Staffordshire, England, UK – 12th September  Tracy Pound, Managing Director at Maximity, has been confirmed as a presenter at Navigate 2017Continuum’s fourth annual user conference, taking place October 2-5 at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Tracy is presenting the session “CompTIA Industry Outlook” at Navigate 2017 on 4th October 2017 at 14:30.

“We’re glad to have Tracy on board as a speaker at Navigate 2017,” said Michael George, CEO at Continuum. “Our partners derive tremendous value from our sessions which provide insight into best practices, industry trends, and the personal experiences of their peers. The program of presentations has helped Navigate become an unprecedented event, going beyond Continuum as a company and continuing to set new standards in driving profitability and growth for the managed service industry.”

Navigate 2017 by Continuum is the only user conference that empowers partners with the tools and insights they need to define their path to success in the IT space and, ultimately, take their businesses to the next level. The event will feature 39 breakout and training sessions across four tracks, several prominent keynote speakers and three certification offerings. The partner-driven conference agenda will offer attendees a unique experience, placing an emphasis on education and business success by offering MSPs the opportunity to network, learn industry best practices and gain product insight.

“I am very excited to be presenting at Navigate 2017. It’s a real honour to be invited to attend and deliver CompTIA’s Industry Outlook,talking about trends that are affecting the industry.” Said Tracy Pound, Managing Director of Maximity Limited, and member of the Board of Directors at CompTIA.

Tracy is the Founder and MD of Maximity Limited, formed in 2000 to help companies really get to grips with tech.  She has over 32 years experience in the industry starting out as a programmer before moving into consultancy, training and project management roles. Tracy spent 8 years in the Automotive industry and has successfully deployed large scale IT infrastructures – including hardware, software and services – into many differing industries. These include the Financial Services, Construction and Services sectors, and general manufacturing with projects ranging from £10k to in excess of £1.4M. She is a CompTIA Premier Member, member of the Education Faculty, works with the UK Executive Council and is proud to be on the Board of Directors of this $60 million turnover not for profit trade association. Tracy was honoured with PCR’s IT Woman of the Year in the UK in 2016, voted CompTIA member of the Year 2016 and is passionate about encouraging greater diversity and equality in tech.

To learn more about Navigate 2017, visit: www.continuum.net/navigate. And, for the latest updates, follow #nav17 on Twitter.

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About Tracy Pound, Maximity Ltd:

Maximity provides professional, innovative, friendly and cost effective IT solutions, focusing on total client satisfaction through the delivery of our first class training and consultancy services. Maximity is committed to working in partnership with both clients and suppliers to add value in an environment of mutual respect and professionalism.Maximity is dedicated to life long learning and self development in support of achieving a healthy work / life balance.

Maximity Limited

Business Development Manager Contact:

Christina Peak

Maximity Limited

+44 (0)1827 312278

christina@maximity.co.uk

About Continuum

Continuum empowers managed IT service providers to reshape how they deliver IT services with an intelligent IT management platform that provides a transformative business model, continuous intelligence, a highly skilled on-demand IT workforce and dedicated partner success team. Continuum’s vertically integrated service delivery model combines an unmatched SaaS-based technology suite with a world-class NOC and Help Desk, allowing them to not only remotely monitor, manage, secure, and backup their clients’ IT environments 24/7 from a single pane of glass, but scale rapidly and profitably. Continuum employs more than 1,400 professionals worldwide and monitors more than 1 million endpoints for its 5,800 partners, including MSPs servicing more than 60,000 SMB customers and web hosting providers protecting more than 250,000 servers with Continuum’s R1Soft product line.

For more information, visit https://www.continuum.net/ or https://www.r1soft.com/ and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @FollowContinuum.

Continuum Press Contact:

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Midlands based IT company celebrates its sweet sixteenth birthday

Midlands based IT company, MaximITy, is celebrating its sixteenth birthday after Founder and Managing Director Tracy Pound, decided to set up on her own following a long and successful career in IT.

“It was quite daunting at first setting up on my own but I knew I could do it.”

As a woman working in a very male-dominated IT industry, Tracy had risen from a programmer in 1984 to eventually heading up BTR’s Global Anti-Vibration Systems division. There she managed a capital expenditure budget of £8 million before being headhunted to work for a large IT consultancy.

Before establishing the company, Tracy’s position as an IT consultant involved a 248 mile round trip and working away from home. Wanting a better work-life balance, Tracy founded MaximITy in April 2000, converting her garage into an office. Tracy slowly but gradually built her business. At first, she just offered onsite IT training to local companies on Microsoft Office tools such as Excel, PowerPoint and Word. As the company grew, Tracy took the decision to move out of her garage and in 2009 relocated to Tamworth with its good rail and motorway connections.

“It was important I offered my customers a good facility to learn away from the distractions of their business in an easy to reach location. Our Centre of Excellence training room gives organisations the option to book onto scheduled courses. Naturally we still train onsite if that’s what the client prefers.”

MaximITy services now include consultancy and project management. Its’ mission is to “bridge the gap that exists between business and IT” and their clients include local small businesses and multi-national organisations.

“The business developed organically.” Tracy explained.

“Customers wanted me to help them automate the sharing of data and information.”

MaximITy’s cost-effective hands-on IT courses are limited to a maximum of eight people, to ensure that delegates receive personal training focused on their business needs. The range of courses MaximITy provide has expanded and now include Sage, Project Management, Visio and ACT. In addition, the company also use Associates to offer business coaching and soft-skills training to their clients. The bright and airy training room, which can be hired, holds up to 45 people for seminars, presentations and talks and 20 for training where computers aren’t required.

Tracy, a recent finalist in an industry Woman of the Year awards, is also a board director of International IT trade association CompTIA. She is helping spearhead CompTIA’s ‘Advancing Women in IT’ awareness drive in the UK. Although her commute doesn’t involve a 248 mile trip any more, her work with CompTIA has seen her travel to Chicago, Italy, Spain, France, Germany and London in the last few months to work with some of the world’s largest IT companies.

“I’m so proud of MaximITy and the services we offer – especially our training which is personalised to needs.” MaximITy have recently refurbished their Centre of Excellence to ensure it remains fit for purpose and they are inviting businesses to come and see for themselves the state of the art facilities on Friday 29th April 2016. “Reaching our 16th birthday is a milestone and I want to share it with the people and businesses that have helped me grow.”

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Notes for Editors

MaximITy was founded in April 2000 by Tracy Pound fic mcmi. The business was formed to provide three key services comprising IT training, consultancy and project management and with a mission to bridge the gap that exists between business and IT.

Based in Tamworth the company has a dedicated Centre of Excellence training room where they offer hands-on coaching to help organisations learn how to use their business software better. The company provides everything from introductory level to advanced courses in products such as Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, Sage and ACT.

MaximITy runs both standard scheduled courses as well as tailored courses at customer’s own premises. MaximITy’s consultancy and project management services includes developing complex documents and spreadsheets on their client’s behalf, plus Sage and Excel integration to extend real time reporting capabilities in the form of dashboards, reports and charts.

MaximITy’s offices are a short walk from the train station with a large public car park nearby.

About Tracy Pound

With over 30 years in the IT industry, Tracy was voted one of the top 50 women in technology in a survey by PCR, the UK trade magazine for the computer and IT industry. She has worked in many industries successfully deploying large scale IT infrastructures ranging from £10k to in excess of £1.4m. Tracy is an ACCREDIT UK Trustmark+ assessor and was instrumental in the development of this IT standard. A published author, Tracy has also appeared on TV, most notably being featured with eminent UK inventor Sir Clive Sinclair. In April 2000 Tracy launched her own business, MaximITy, with the philosophy that IT should help facilitate business not hinder, and to translate business needs into technology solutions for businesses of all sizes. Tracy is a director of national IT trade association CompTIA and is helping to spearhead an ‘Advancing women in IT’ awareness drive. Tracy is also member of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting.

Contact Information
For an invitation to MaximITy’s birthday celebrations on Friday 29th April 2016, and to learn more about MaximITy courses, please contact Julie Pound 01827 312278

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MaximITy’s Managing Director Tracy Pound wins PCR’s 2016 Woman of the Year award

Midlands based IT company MaximITy are very happy to announce that its founder and Managing Director Tracy Pound has been voted 2016 Woman of the Year by PCR the UK trade magazine for the computer and IT industry.

The PCR Woman of the Year awards aim to is to make sure “trail-blazing female leaders are recognised for their achievements.” This year their focus was to acknowledge those who have inspired people starting out in the industry.”

Tracy was delighted at her award saying:

“I hopped on the train to London this morning to attend PCR’s Women in IT awards looking forward to celebrating the success of some of my peers in the industry. Little did I think I’d actually win! I am honoured to have been presented with such a prestigious award that helps celebrate women in tech. With so few girls and women choosing tech as a career path we badly need support from organisations like PCR who champion success.”

As a member of CompTIA’s Board of Directors Tracy has been a vocal champion of their newly launched campaign Make Tech her Story to change industry perceptions and inspire girls to enter the IT industry.

“The tech industry is growing at an amazing rate worldwide yet by the time girls finish high school, only 18% are considering a role in our industry. We need to change hearts and minds and show how diverse, fun and inclusive it is to work in tech. That’s why awards like this are so important and why campaigns like CompTIA’s #MakeTechHerStory prove so worthwhile.”

Tracy is very passionate about encouraging more women to enter the IT industry and recently penned a guest blog for PCR online discussing the struggles facing women in a male-dominated industry as she experienced herself. Tracy began her career as a programmer in 1984 and eventually headed up BTR’s Global Anti-Vibration Systems division. There she managed a capital expenditure budget of £8 million before being headhunted to work for a large IT consultancy. Tracy founded MaximITy in April 2000 and slowly but gradually built her business with the philosophy that IT should help facilitate business not hinder, and to translate business needs into technology solutions for businesses of all sizes.

“I’ve worked in tech for 32 years and I still love it. Part of my responsibility is to encourage our next generations of young women to join our industry. I’m delighted to be awarded IT Woman of the Year by PCR. It goes to show an ordinary woman can achieve something extraordinary.”

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Notes for Editors

MaximITy was founded in April 2000 by Tracy Pound fic mcmi. The business was formed to provide three key services comprising IT training, consultancy and project management and with a mission to bridge the gap that exists between business and IT.

Based in Tamworth the company has a dedicated Centre of Excellence training room where they offer hands-on coaching to help organisations learn how to use their business software better. The company provides everything from introductory level to advanced courses in products such as Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, Sage and ACT.

MaximITy runs both standard scheduled courses as well as tailored courses at customer’s own premises. MaximITy’s consultancy and project management services includes developing complex documents and spreadsheets on their client’s behalf, plus Sage and Excel integration to extend real time reporting capabilities in the form of dashboards, reports and charts.

MaximITy’s offices are a short walk from the train station with a large public car park nearby.

About Tracy Pound

With 32 years in the IT industry, Tracy was voted one of the top 50 women in technology in a survey by PCR, the UK trade magazine for the computer and IT industry in 2014 and 2015, and won Woman of the Year in 2016. She has worked in many industries successfully deploying large scale IT infrastructures ranging from £10k to in excess of £1.4m. A published author of IT standards, Tracy has also appeared on TV, most notably being featured with eminent UK inventor Sir Clive Sinclair. In April 2000 Tracy launched her own business, MaximITy, with the philosophy that IT should help facilitate business not hinder, and to translate business needs into technology solutions for businesses of all sizes. Tracy is a director of international IT trade association CompTIA and is helping to spearhead an ‘Advancing women in IT’ awareness drive. Tracy is also member of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting.