Long View Announces Expanded Partnership with Microsoft & Citrix

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Calgary, AB – October 12, 2010 – Long View Systems, a leading provider of IT Consulting, Cloud Services and Outsourcing Solutions, announced today that the company is expanding its scope of work with Microsoft and Citrix through a global partnership called V-Alliance. This new strategic partnership enables the delivery of a comprehensive set of desktop and server virtualization solutions to address customers’ growing needs. Long View believes that the joint Microsoft / Citrix offering provides a compelling alternative to conventional desktop deployment and creates a flexible platform to extend the customer experience to the cloud in practical, realizable, and cost-effective ways.

“The incredibly positive reception that Windows 7 has enjoyed across our customer base has proven to be a catalyst for larger conversations around optimizing the end-user experience across a variety of new devices and form factors,” stated Paul Krowchuk, Long View Practice Director for Microsoft Solutions. “The joint value proposition provided by Microsoft and Citrix gives our customers a great set of choices for client side virtualization and management from two of the most established software companies in the industry.”

“We are continually looking for ways to work with Microsoft to add value to our joint channel. V-Alliance is the latest effort to do just that,” stated Tom Flink, Vice President, Channel and Emerging Products for Citrix. “This program will give our joint partners the information and resources they need, so they may more effectively deliver the kinds of virtualization solutions that the market is looking for.”

“The Microsoft-Citrix relationship, which goes back more than two decades, has always been about delivering solutions that enable our customers to be more productive,” stated Ross Brown, Vice President, Worldwide Partner Sales for Microsoft. “V-Alliance is our latest effort to ensure that our joint partners around the world are always fully equipped to deliver the broadest array of virtual computing solutions to the market that only Microsoft and Citrix can offer.”

About Long View Systems
Long View Systems offers flexible, end-to-end operational IT solutions for SMB to enterprise level organizations across North America. Long View’s unique insight into the distinct business requirements of its clients, along with the strong support of its manufacturing partners, results in IT infrastructures that work better and cost less. Long View is certified in the deployment and support of a broad spectrum of IT solutions and employs only the best people (more than 700 employees across North America) on the leading edge of established and emerging technologies. They work closely with clients to ensure success while providing ongoing value as part of a sustainable relationship founded on innovation and trust. For more information, please visit Long View Systems.

About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

About Citrix®
Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) is a leading provider of virtual computing solutions that help companies deliver IT as an on-demand service. Founded in 1989, Citrix combines virtualization, networking, and cloud computing technologies into a full portfolio of products that enable virtual work styles for users and virtual datacenters for IT. More than 230,000 organizations worldwide rely on Citrix to help them build simpler and more cost-effective IT environments. Citrix partners with over 10,000 companies in more than 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2009 was $1.61 billion.

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Long View Systems Corporation
Phone: 403-515-6900
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