December 18, 2009
Network Installation Feature: Opportunities Abound for Contingent Agents
By Erin Harrison, Senior Editor
With two major announcements under its belt this past fall, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based network installation company and its agents are poised to ring in 2010 with vigor.
Contingent – a global IT services company specializing in managed secure wide area networks, integration, logistics and maintenance for large enterprises – by all accounts has had a successful 2009.
Following a national rollout for Wendy’s restaurants in September, Contingent Network Services then announced it secured a multi-million dollar contract to deploy its EverWorX managed wide area network service at more than 500 Bob Evans locations across the country. EverWorX combines “best-in-class” telecommunications, hardware, software, remote and field support to refine wide area network performance.
According to Russ Maney (News - Alert), principal and co-founder of Xponential Group, a Louisville, Ky.-based technology procurement services company that represents Contingent, networks require not only installation but monitoring and repair, and it’s critical that problems are addressed swiftly and cost-effectively.
The company specializes in a variety of information technology services focused primarily on design, deployment and management of wide area network and local area network infrastructure. Contingent itself is not a carrier, a reseller or an agent but a “managed services provider” that is technology, vendor, and carrier neutral, according to company officials.
In addition, the company’s agents get paid commissions for their clients’ installations, break-fix and MACs work on all of their LAN/WAN/voice/data infrastructures.
Company officials said that contingent has gained national notoriety for being the most reliable and fastest full service integrator in North America. Their services are built on speed, accuracy, and integrity and they stand behind that every day. Contingent specializes “in doing the hardest things well and represent their agent partners with results driven performance,” company officials said.
Erin Harrison is a senior editor with TMCnet, primarily covering telecom expense management, politics and technology and Web 2.0. She serves as senior editor for TMC's (News - Alert) print publications, including 'Internet Telephony', 'Customer Interaction Solutions', 'Unified Communications' and 'NGN' magazines. Erin also oversees production of TMCnet's weekly iPhone (News - Alert) e-Newsletter. To read more of Erin's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Erin Harrison