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Long View Awarded CRN Top 100 Growth Partner Spot

October 12, 2010
Calgary, AB – October 12, 2010 – Long View Systems, a leading provider of IT Consulting, Cloud Services and Outsourcing Solutions, today announced that it has been recognized by Everything Channel on the CRN Fast Growth 100 list. The list recognizes solution providers with growth rates in excess of 26 percent, average two-year revenue growth of 110 percent, and average annual sales of products and services of $120.8 million. The ranking is based on two years’ growth of net sales from calendar year 2007 to calendar year 2009. In the 10 years it has been in operation, Long View has consistently seen substantial growth in terms of revenue (nearing $200M for FY 2010), staff (now 750+), and branch offices (now seven locations across western North America). Long View has maintained a strong focus on sales effectiveness, building industry partnerships, and strengthening its brand through North America. “Long View has certainly stood the test of time, thriving during the dot com crash and the recent economic downturn by delivering value to our customer’s and driving innovation,” said Dan Sottile, Chief Revenue Officer for Long View. “We attribute our ongoing success to our unique corporate culture, which is reflected in our commitment to our industry partners and to each of our clients. We’re tremendously excited to be recognized by CRN once again.” “The Fast Growth 100 are channel innovators and mavericks who are growing in considerable size and influence. As business-oriented IT consultants, these organizations work closely with customers to identify multivendor IT solutions to solve their business problems. We congratulate Long View Systems on their well-earned success despite current economic conditions,” said Kelley Damore, Vice President, Editorial Director for Everything Channel. The Fast Growth awards will be presented Oct. 21 at the 2010 Fast Growth conference at the Hyatt Regency in Boston. To learn more about the Fast Growth 100, visit the Fast Growth Community at crn.community.com. The Fast Growth community is a forum for leading channel executives to exchange ideas, share best practices and engage in discussions about effective channel management programs. The forum features exclusive content such as blogs from the Fast Growth winners themselves.
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Long View Named Most Innovative MSP

August 23, 2010
Denver, CO – August 23, 2010 – Long View Systems, a leading provider of IT Consulting, Cloud Services and Outsourcing Solutions, today announced that they have been recognized by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine as one of the Most Innovative MSPs (Managed Service Providers). This first annual list highlights companies that have found success offering managed solutions to customers, helping them be more efficient and reduce costs. CRN felt it was important to focus on these MSPs as reports indicate that the vast majority of small and medium-sized businesses in the United States do not currently have a managed solution, but many are exploring the technology to help drive innovation within their organizations. Long View Systems was chosen to be on this list for standing out in what is becoming an incredibly competitive market. Long View continues to lead the industry with 10+ years of managed services success through constant innovation and service delivery excellence. A solid financial and sustainable business model sees Long View managed services continuing to experience double-digit growth in any economic climate and in all key business sectors. Long View Systems has demonstrated the ability to deliver sophisticated business technology solutions and meet stringent client requirements, reflecting a depth of capabilities across a spectrum of practices and industry segments. Earlier this year, Long View was ranked #2 as one of the world’s most influential MSPs as listed on the MSPmentor 100. "VARs are beginning to find success in offering managed solutions to their customers. We are recognizing the most innovative MSPs who are ahead of the curve and will help drive these types of services to small and midsize companies. This is a first step toward moving customers toward a recurring bill for services, a strategy that sets them up nicely for more advanced cloud offerings," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. “We are extremely excited to be recognized by CRN Magazine. This recognition is an affirmation of our commitment to provide exceptional support and service to our clients,” said Kevin Crowe, Director of Long View’s Managed IT Services North America. “We’re tremendously proud of everyone on our Managed Services team for their tireless efforts in helping Long View’s clients globally improve their business productivity through innovative technical and operational solutions.” A special feature of the Top MSPs is in the August issue of CRN Magazine and expanded coverage will be featured online at www.crn.com. 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 750 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. Everything Channel Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at www.everythingchannel.com. About United Business Media Limited (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com) UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM’s businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities - from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists – with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. ### For more information, please contact: Rachel Evans Manager, Marketing & Communications Long View Systems 1-866-515-6900 Rachel.evans@lvs1.com Jillian Aaronson Everything Channel (516) 562-7847 Jillian.aaronson@ec.ubm.com
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LONG VIEW ACHIEVES 2010 Microsoft Operational Excellence Award

August 4, 2010
Calgary, AB, CAN – August 4, 2010 – Today, Long View Systems announced it has won the Operational Excellence Award at the 2010 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. The company was chosen out of the North American field of top Microsoft Partners for delivering market-leading operational excellence supporting Microsoft technology. The awards were distributed at a ceremony July 15th in D.C., Washington at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference. "We are extremely proud of our corporate sales team and the excellent work of our Licensing Specialist Josef-Hans Lara in developing new Microsoft business opportunities,” said Dan Sottile, Chief Revenue Officer at Long View. “The Long View Microsoft Licensing Team has been operating for two years and has won this award each year. This achievement demonstrates the Long View ability to deliver quality service on behalf our industry partners." Winners were chosen from a pool of more than 31 entrants in the US and Canada. Long View was recognized for superior operational excellence, meeting or exceeding specific requirements for the number of valid agreements in a variety of categories, as well as the number of on-time and valid order submissions and revenue reconciliation. By meeting these operational criteria, these winners have illustrated their commitment to providing value and customer satisfaction. “We are fortunate to work with a large number of partners who consistently demonstrate a high level of passion for Microsoft products and consistently deliver high quality, innovative solutions to their clients,” said Matt Rossmeissl, Vice President of Microsoft Commercial Operations. “I’m pleased to honor this year’s winners of the Operational Excellence award in recognition of their enthusiastic dedication to both Microsoft and our mutual customers.” “Our partners are the backbone of Microsoft’s customer reach across the world,” states Mary Ellen Smith, General Manager for the America’s Operating Center. “In achieving Microsoft’s 2010 Operations Excellence award, these 15 partners demonstrate their commitment to delivering unparalleled customer service and satisfaction. We applaud their efforts and are pleased to present them with this distinction.” The Microsoft Licensing Operational Excellence Awards recognize Microsoft Partners that have developed and delivered operational excellence over the past year. 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 600 consultants 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. ### For more information, please contact: Rachel Evans Manager, Marketing & Communications Long View Systems Phone: 1-866-515-6900 Email: Rachel.evans@lvs1.com Product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
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Long View Wins 2010 Titan Of Technology Award

July 28, 2010
Denver, CO – July 28, 2010 – At a ceremony honoring outstanding accomplishments and leadership by Colorado’s advanced technology industry, Long View Systems has been awarded the prestigious Titan of Technology award by the Colorado Software and Internet Association (CSIA), the state’s largest and most influential technology association. The 10th annual Apex Awards took place on Thursday, July 15 at The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, where over 600 members of the technology community celebrated both a look back at the 10-year history of technology in Colorado and this year’s Apex Award winners. “Long View Systems has demonstrated long term growth and stability through both the dotcom collapse and the present economic downturn,” said Su Hawk, President, CSIA. “They have an emphasis on continuous education, building lasting relationships with industry partners, and providing innovative solutions to their clients,” she continued. The Titan of Technology award is presented to a large technology enterprise headquartered in Colorado that has proven sustainability and longevity. The company must demonstrate true leadership in the community and industry through innovation, reinvention (if needed), focus on business success, customer satisfaction, and community partnerships. The award winner must also demonstrate stable financials and growth strategy. “We’re honored to be named the winner of the Titan of Technology award,” said Mike Smith, Denver Branch Manager at Long View. “This award speaks directly to Long View’s ongoing commitment to becoming a market leader in Colorado and to the success of our valued customers through the development of sales and support opportunities for the advanced technology solutions driving business today.” 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 600 consultants 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. About CSIA: CSIA is the technology industry leader in uniting and growing Colorado’s information technology industry. By providing advocacy, education, business connections, and information, CSIA supports the economic development, unification of technology stakeholders, and provides larger recognition of the industry and the people involved in the Colorado technology industry. CSIA also works nationally to ensure Colorado’s technology voice is heard, through TECNA, a coalition of technology associations across the United States and Canada, as well as with TechAmerica, the national lobbying organization for federal issues. Since 1994, CSIA has been involved in legislative issues and public policy to represent the information technology industry in Colorado, and has provided a number of annual programs, events and connections to support business success. For more information on CSIA, please call (303) 592-4070 or visit www.coloradotechnology.org. ### For more information, please contact: Rachel Evans Manager, Marketing & Communications Long View Systems Phone: 1-866-515-6900 Email: Rachel.evans@lvs1.com
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Long View Qualified to Resell & Implement Vblock Infrastructure Packages

July 14, 2010
Calgary, AB – July 14, 2010 - Long View Systems today announced it has joined the Vblock partner ecosystem, a community of partners that are qualified to augment, resell, and deliver Vblock™ Infrastructure Packages. These packages are an element of the Virtual Computing Environment coalition formed by Cisco, EMC and VMware. Now Long View can help customers accelerate their plans to implement a private cloud infrastructure based on industry-leading technology and take advantage of the critical IT efficiencies this provides. Vblock Infrastructure Packages are integrated, tested and validated data center infrastructure offerings that combine best-of-breed virtualization software from VMware, unified networking, security, computing from Cisco, and storage, security and management technologies from EMC – all with end-to-end vendor accountability. Vblock Infrastructure Packages support a broad range of operating systems and applications that enable customers to rapidly migrate existing applications to Vblock infrastructure to accelerate broad-scale data center virtualization. “We’re tremendously excited to be able to offer our customers a Vblock solution to accelerate their realization of private cloud computing,” said Patrick McGuinty, Long View’s director of business development in Canada. “Long View can now provide its North American clients with end-to-end technical support to optimize their Vblock solution from the Virtual Computing Environment coalition (VCE). Long View is one of the first partners in Western Canada to be part of the Vblock partner ecosystem.” Long View Systems qualifies for the Vblock partner ecosystem through its investment in technical certifications and partner designations for all of the Cisco, EMC and VMware products that comprise the Vblock Infrastructure Packages. As a Value Added Reseller (VAR) for EMC, and an ASN Implement and Velocity partner, Long View focuses on a range of solutions to create comprehensive coverage and integrated business technology solutions for its clients. Vblock 1delivers performance and virtualization for large or midsized companies and is suitable for data centers of any size, including remote-office locations. The Vblock Infrastructure Packages were developed by the Virtual Computing Environment coalition, which was formed jointly by Cisco, EMC and VMware. The coalition represent an unprecedented level of collaboration across development, services and partner enablement that helps minimize the risks in the infrastructure virtualization journey of customers to private cloud implementation. For more information on the coalition, please visit www.vcecoalition.com. About Long View Systems Long View Systems offers flexible, end-to-end operational IT solutions for SMB to enterprise level organizations across North America. Our unique insight into the distinct business requirements of our clients, along with the strong support of our manufacturing partners, results in IT infrastructures that work better and cost less. Long View employs only the best people (more than 600 consultants) 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. Long View has been awarded the Cisco Customer Satisfaction Excellence Award for each of the last four years, more than any other partner in Western Canada. For more information, please visit www.longviewsystems.com. ### For more information, please contact: Rachel Evans Manager, Marketing & Communications Long View Systems Phone: 1-866-515-6900 Email: rachel.evans@lvs1.com Cisco and Cisco Systems are registered trademarks or trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. EMC is a registered trademark of EMC Corporation in the United States and other countries. VMware is a registered trademark and/or trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.
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Long View Achieves Cisco Channel Customer Satisfaction Excellence

April 7, 2009
Calgary, Alberta – April 07, 2009 – Long View Systems (Long View), one of the fastest growing IT solutions providers in North America, is pleased to announce its achievement of Cisco Channel Customer Satisfaction Excellence status in Canada. This significant designation is granted to channel partners selected through industry surveys and based on an assessment of customer satisfaction results captured in the Cisco Partner Access Online tool. Cisco acknowledges Certified Partners that have the highest customer satisfaction distinction within each geographic region every quarter. Only the top 15 per cent of Cisco's channel partners are eligible. Customer Satisfaction Excellence is the highest distinction a company can achieve within the Cisco Channel Partner Program. We're tremendously honoured to, once again, receive this level of recognition from Cisco, said Kent MacDonald, Vice President of Network Services for Long View. Customer Satisfaction Excellence is a core value both companies share and a key driver of our current and future success. This achievement speaks directly to Long View's commitment to the success of our customers. Already a Cisco Gold Certified Partner, Long View's new status will be reflected in listings across Cisco's online properties so customers and Cisco personnel and partners will be able to identify it as having achieved outstanding customer satisfaction as part of Cisco's worldwide assessment process. "During the past two years, Long View Systems and Cisco have executed on several very significant initiatives and have achieved results that have clearly added strength and depth to our relationship. And, while everyone involved has consistently gone above and beyond in contributing to these achievements, no one has lost sight of what is most important ... the customer, Gilles St. Hilaire, Cisco Canada's VP Sales Western Canada, said. Maintaining Cisco's Channel Customer Satisfaction Excellence designation for the past two years reflects an unwavering commitment to customer success and serves as yet another reason why Long View Systems is a well established leader in the marketplace." Visit Long View's Virtual Partner Booth ### About Long View Systems Long View is one of the largest and fastest growing IT solutions and services companies with over 500 technical consultants operating from offices across North America. We offer project based technology solutions focused on IT infrastructure, as well as end to end operational outsourcing solutions for SMB to enterprise customers. We provide our clients with some of the best IT people anywhere and we have senior technical experts in key technology areas like virtualization, storage, managed IT services, networking solutions, unified communications, user support, and data center. Our rapid growth, customer references and our ability to attract the very best IT experts has made us an industry leader in providing companies with innovative, flexible and cost effective IT solutions & services. We are committed to being the best and continue to receive awards in technical expertise and customer service excellence from many of the top manufacturers in the industry. For more information, please visitwww.longviewsystems.com. For more information please contact: Rachel Evans Manager, Marketing & Communications Long View Systems Telephone: (403) 515-6900 Email: rachel.evans@lvs1.com Copyright © 2009 Long View Systems; all rights reserved. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
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