Long View Wins National Microsoft Partner Award

Calgary, Alberta – November 10, 2010Long View Systems (Long View), a leading provider of IT Consulting, Cloud Services and Outsourcing Solutions, announced today that it has been selected as the winner in the LAR of the Year category at the 2010 Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards. The eighth annual IMPACT awards recognize excellence across the large and diverse community of Microsoft’s Canadian technology partners. The winners were announced at a gala award ceremony in Toronto on November 09, 2010.

“Our annual IMPACT Awards celebrate the infinite possibilities innovative technology partners bring to customers on a regular basis,” said Corinne Sharp, National Director, Canadian Partner Network, Microsoft Canada Inc. “Technology partners like Long View are always finding new and exciting ways to raise the bar making them true leaders in their respective fields.”

Long View was chosen as a winner in the business awards category for Large Account Reseller of the Year, which recognizes a LAR partner for outstanding performance in marketing innovation, driving Microsoft solution awareness and sales. To be nominated for this award, a LAR partner must demonstrate initiatives with measurable results aligned with key Microsoft priorities. Focus is placed on innovation, creativity, execution, and results as they relate to demand generation. Microsoft also evaluates how LARs effectively leveraged product launches in FY10 to drive results. The criteria for selection also included internal readiness, awareness and customer marketing campaigns.

“We are honored to have been selected as a 2010 IMPACT Award winner and extremely proud of everyone on our Microsoft Licensing and Technology teams for their tireless efforts to help Long View clients improve their business productivity through innovative Microsoft business technology solutions,” said Dan Sottile, Chief Revenue Officer at Long View, who was on hand to accept the award. “Long View continues to be recognized by industry partners like Microsoft because of its commitment to deliver leading-edge solutions and quality service to the marketplace.”

About the Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards

In 2003, Microsoft Canada replaced all of its previous technology partner awards with a unified program that also recognizes customer service, marketing, and contribution to the community. Microsoft Canada has outlined 30 categories to highlight the Partner Network competencies to honour the achievements of top technology partners.

The Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards were open to Systems Integrators, Large Account Resellers, Direct Market Resellers, Value Added Resellers, Distributors, Systems Builders, Authorized Education Resellers, Certified Partners for Learning Solutions, Microsoft Certified Partners, Independent Software Vendors, Channel Suppliers, Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) Partners and Original Equipment Manufacturers.

For a list of all 2010 finalists, and more information on the Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards, please visit http://www.microsoft.ca/awards.

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 www.longviewsystems.com.

Long View had previously been awarded the BPIO – Unified Communications Solution of the Year at the 2009 Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards, and, along with an award for Operational Excellence, was previously recognized as one of the Top 10 Partners for Microsoft Unified Communications solutions at the World-Wide Partner Conference earlier this year.

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For more information, please contact:
Rachel Evans
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Long View
Telephone: 403.515.6900
Email: Rachel.evans@lvs1.com