Long View achieves Platinum Club Member status with Canada’s Best Managed Companies program
March 8, 2018
CALGARY, Alberta (March 8, 2018) — For the seventh straight year, Long View, one of North America’s most powerful providers of Hybrid IT solutions and services was honoured by achieving Platinum Club Member status with the Canada's Best Managed Companies program by retaining its Best Managed designation for seven consecutive years. The 2018 Best Managed program recognizes the best-in-class of Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.
“At Long View, we are very proud to be recognized for 7 years in a row as one of the Best Managed private companies in Canada! On behalf of the 1,000 plus Long View team members, Thank You! Each of us loves to create WIN-WIN-WIN situations for our clients, staff and Long View itself” said jointly Don Bialik, Chairman and Brent Allison, CEO.
Over the last 36 months, Long View has pivoted to build solutions underpinned by partners such as Microsoft, Cisco and Hewlett Packard Enterprise but defined and differentiated by Long View. Solutions such as OneCloud, which provides companies with hybrid cloud-based solutions, and Ultimate End User Experience that improves workplace productivity for employees while reducing organizational IT costs are all backed by an unsurpassed Long View managed service experience.
“Best Managed Platinum winners have exceptional insights and knowledge into business management practices. They are an inspiration and really take their game to a new level,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program.
In 2017, Long View won Microsoft Canada’s Enterprise Cloud Partner of the Year award, Cisco Canada’s Software/Lifecycle Partner of the Year and for the fifth year in a row was named a Niche Player for Managed Workplace Services in North America on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant.
Now in its 25th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the caliber of their management abilities and practices.
2018 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 11, 2018. On the same date, the Best Managed symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders.
The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums.
About Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (After three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (Winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.
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Long View named to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services, North America
February 21, 2018
CALGARY, Alberta and DENVER, Colorado (February 20, 2018) — For the fifth straight time, Long View has been positioned as one of the “Niche Players” on Gartner’s January 2018 Magic Quadrant.
Evaluated in the Managed Workplace Services report, Gartner positioned Long View based on the company’s execution and strategic vision for the future of Managed Workplace Services.
“We’re very proud to once again be positioned on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant, along with 20 outstanding North American Managed Workplace Services providers,” says Long View’s Executive Vice President of Strategy, Kevin Crowe. “To be included amidst the significant changes that have taken place in the end-user outsourcing market demonstrates our strategic vision, execution, and innovation in this space. When the offering is paired with our core OneCloud offering we are truly differentiated in the market.”
“Long View’s flexible and agile solutions have led the way in the shift from employees needing to work in one location to IT enabling employees to be productive in several locations, and at any time of day,” adds Robin Bell, Long View’s Chief Technology Officer. “We believe our position on the Magic Quadrant is once again something we are celebrating and feel it proves we are a visionary client partner when it comes to digital workplace capabilities, both on premise and in the cloud.”
Long View supports over 97,000 users (both service desk and workplace devices) with 730,800 contacts handled, manages over 78,000 desktops/laptops and supports over 68,000 smartphones and tablets with four (4) dedicated service desk centers and 114 agents. Long View’s End User Experience offerings include service desk, desk side support, mobility, collaboration, productivity tools and assessments, with an ultimate goal of ensuring end-user experiences are positive and seamless. Long View’s hybrid cloud solution rounds out this offering through providing a combination of cloud types across multiple platforms to further enhance employee flexibility and productivity.
Inclusion in the Magic Quadrant is based on ability to execute and completeness of vision. Evaluation criteria for the ability to execute in this Magic Quadrant include: Overall viability, sales execution/pricing, customer experience, operations, products and services, market responsiveness and marketing execution.
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ABOUT LONG VIEW: Long View is one of the most powerful IT solutions and services companies in North America, with offices across the continent. With a clear focus on combining business and technology through our Hybrid IT solutions, including cloud, IT infrastructure, managed services, and end user support, Long View is able to define and customize what the future of IT looks like for our clients. Innovative, flexible, cost-effective, and business focused . . . that’s Long View.
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