CALGARY, Alberta (March 25, 2014) — It’s been said that effective leadership consists of doing the right things, while effective management consists of doing things right.
For the third straight year, Long View has qualified as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, a prestigious annual honor roll sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, the National Post, and Queen’s School of Business.
Long View (longviewsystems.com), one of North America’s most powerful providers of IT consulting, outsourcing solutions, cloud services, and customer-service dedication, was first selected among Canada’s Best Managed Companies — a mark of excellence for Canadian owned and managed businesses — for 2011.
Staying among that group has required innovation, strategic thinking, and a strong belief in exceptional customer service that runs through Long View’s more than 1,000 employees, says Chief Executive Officer Gord Mawhinney.
“Earning our first spot on the Canada’s Best Managed Companies list was an honour. Staying there – and now being recognized for the third year in a row – has required determination and a belief in the course that we’re charting as a company, despite competitive pressures and an ever-changing market,” says Mawhinney.
“Ultimately, this 2013 Canada’s Best Managed Companies award is shared by the entire Long View family. Our employees are relentless in their pursuit of first-rate customer service — and they fundamentally understand the importance of people.”
Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is the country’s premier business awards program, recognizing excellence in Canadian-owned and -managed companies with revenues over $10 million.
Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices. The Canada’s Best Managed Companies program challenges candidates to articulate their approach to growth, financial management, competitive strategy, innovation, and profitability.
“We’re pleased to announce Long View Systems’ continued status as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies,” says John Hughes, a Deloitte partner, national leader for Canada’s Best Managed Companies program, and leader of the Toronto Growth Enterprises practice. “The success of companies such as Long View is the outcome of many moving parts.
“Long View belongs to an elite group of private Canadian businesses,” adds Hughes, “which have demonstrated their ability to think strategically, grow deliberately, and interact with both staff and their communities compassionately.”
Over and above financial performance, the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program concentrates on effective management principles and practices — with visionary leadership, collaboration, effective communication, and the desire to provide best-in-class client service emerging year after year as the key attributes of a Canada’s Best Managed company.
“Long View is indeed a company managed with a long view towards sustainable and responsible growth,” remarks Hughes. “Deloitte and its partners are delighted that Long View Systems is a Best Managed company, setting a worthy example in Canada’s business community.”
ABOUT LONG VIEW:
Long View is one of North America’s most powerful providers of IT consulting, outsourcing solutions, and cloud services, with offices across the continent. By maintaining a clear focus on combining business and technology in key areas such as cloud, datacenter infrastructure, user support, and IT outsourcing, Long View is able to define and customize what the future of IT looks like. Innovative, flexible, cost-effective, and business focused . . . that’s Long View.
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