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Long View Named NetApp Canada Growth Partner of the Year at Second Annual Channel Connect Conference

July 12, 2018
Scottsdale, AZ – June 28, 2018 — Long View has been named NetApp Canada Growth Partner of the Year for its overall FY18 revenue, year over year growth, key account wins and participation in regional partnership activities. "The Channel Partners recognized today have gone above and beyond to support our joint customers in digital transformation,” said Jeff McCullough, vice president, Channel Sales, NetApp. “It’s my honor to congratulate Long View on being named Canada Growth Partner of the Year winner. NetApp looks forward to continuing to work with you to support our joint customers in their digital transformation.” “We are truly honored to be recognized as Growth Partner of the Year in Canada and look forward to continued success!” said Kent MacDonald, Senior VP Business Development, Long View. The 2018 Americas Partner Awards were announced on stage at NetApp’s inaugural Channel Connect Conference (C3) where strategic partner executives from across the Americas region gathered to hear about NetApp’s strategic vision and engage with NetApp executives.
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Long View Named to CRN’s 2018 Solution Provider 500 List

June 19, 2018
Denver, Colorado, June 18, 2018 – Long View announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Long View to its 2018 Solution Provider 500 list. The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue. The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s predominant channel partner award list, serving as the industry standard for recognition of the most successful solution provider companies in the channel since 1995. The complete list will be published on CRN.com, making it readily available to vendors seeking out top solution providers to partner with. “Long View has embraced the disruption that is taking place from digital transformation and is committed to helping our clients through it.  This has allowed us to continue to grow” said Kevin Crowe, Executive Vice President, Strategy at Long View.  “We are so proud of our amazing team that continues to stay dedicated and focused on driving value for our clients”. “CRN’s Solution Provider 500 list spotlights the North American IT channel partner organizations that have earned the highest revenue over the past year, providing a valuable resource to vendors looking for top solution providers to partner with,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “The companies on this year’s list represent an incredible, combined revenue of $320 billion, a sum that attests to their success in staying ahead of rapidly changing market demands. We extend our sincerest congratulations to each of these top-performing solution providers and look forward to their future pursuits and successes.” The complete 2018 Solution Provider 500 list will be available online at www.crn.com/sp500 and a sample from the list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine. About the Channel Company The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com
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Long View recognized as Microsoft’s 2018 Country Partner of the Year for Canada

June 7, 2018
Calgary, Alberta June 7, 2018 — Long View today proudly announced it has won the 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award for Canada. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. “I am super proud of the Long View team today,” said Brent Allison, CEO Long View.  “This is an enormous accomplishment and is a testament to our ability to execute on our strategy while creating “win-win-win” outcomes for our partners, our clients and our people.  Our deepest appreciation to team members who have implemented programs with Microsoft and to all our talented technical teams who have sold, implemented and provided fantastic service to our clients.  We’d also like to say thanks to our friends and colleagues at Microsoft who have made our partnership a priority.  We are looking forward to growing our partnership with you for many years to come!” Ranked by Microsoft as the fastest growing Canadian Licensing Service Provider with 36% YOY growth and ranked Number 1 for Cloud Service Provider Market Share in Canada, Long View has a trusted reputation for delivering best-in-class technology solutions on a foundation of industry best practices. Long View has strategic partnerships to accelerate customers’ cloud transformation and has also developed solutions like Cyber Trust that leverages the Microsoft Security framework to keep customers safe. Long View’s extensive experience in building multi-cloud datacenters has resulted in Azure cloud migration and managed service agreements with companies across North America. Long View has been a Microsoft partner since 2004 and holds Gold level competency in many Microsoft products such as Cloud Platform, Cloud Productivity, Collaboration and Content, Communications, Datacenter, Enterprise Mobility Management, Messaging, and Windows and Devices. Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,600 entrants from 115 countries worldwide. Long View was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services, as well as representing excellent subsidiary engagement in Canada. The Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Awards honor partners at the country level that have demonstrated business excellence in delivering Microsoft solutions to multiple customers over the past year. This award recognizes Long View as succeeding in effective engagement with its local Microsoft office while showcasing innovation and business impact, driving customer satisfaction, and winning new customers. “We are honored to recognize Long View of Canada as a Microsoft Country Partner of the Year,” said Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Corp. “Long View has distinguished itself as a top partner, exemplifying the remarkable expertise and innovation we see in our Microsoft partner community to deliver transformative solutions.” The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year. For further information: Geoff Hogue, Marketing Manager, Long View, Phone: 403.515.6900, E-mail: geoff.hogue@lvs1.com
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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. For more information: Geoff Hogue Marketing Manager Long View Phone: 403.515.6900 E-mail: geoff.hogue@lvs1.com  
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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. Gartner’s detailed analysis of key trends, providers, and offerings helps sourcing executives choose the right provider in a crowded and critical market. ABOUT THE MAGIC QUADRANT: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product, or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 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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For the first time the new heads of Microsoft, Cisco, and Hewlett-Packard Canada are coming together at #ActivateDigital2018

February 8, 2018
Microsoft's Peesker, Cisco's Dagher, and HPE's Dathan to talk about Canada's digital Future at historic Guelph Conference on February 27th TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2018 /CNW/ - #ActivateDigital2018, will for the first time bring together Canadian high-tech industry thought leaders to talk about the emerging digital economy and the impact it will have on this country's future from both a business and political standpoint particularly in the Southwestern Ontario region. According to Cisco President Rola Dagher, "the Toronto-Waterloo corridor now rivals Silicon Valley as an innovation generator." The new Cisco head then went on to add that "as artificial intelligence gains prominence, both Toronto, and Montreal are also emerging as global centres of innovation," and that "this is just the beginning." The conference, which is being hosted by Long View Systems, a Canadian based IT services and solutions company with offices across North America, will also feature a line-up of other top-flight speakers from companies such as Waterloo-based BlackBerry. Activate Digital is taking place on February 27th at the Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre. Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie, who shared the reasons for his city's incredible success as the "epicentre of technological innovation" in his recent Spotlight article, will be delivering the conference's opening remarks. At a special evening event, an invitation will be sent out to select members of the media to meet and talk with the speakers as well as other notable attendees. Leafs great Darryl Sittler who is from St. Jacobs, Ontario will be present at the evening event, which is also raising money for London-based Craigwood Children, Youth & Family Services. 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. Geoff Hogue Marketing Manager, Long View Email: geoff.hogue@lvs1.com
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Long View names Brent Allison as new CEO

January 18, 2018
Calgary, AB – January 18, 2018 – Long View announced today that its Board has appointed Brent Allison as CEO effective February 12, 2018. “This is the perfect time for Brent Allison to become Long View's next Chief Executive Officer.  As a strong and dynamic leader, Brent joins us at a time when Long View is poised for continued growth through delivering innovative solutions and facilitating digital transformation for our clients,” said Executive Chairman Don Bialik. “Today’s pace of change is exponential. Every business today, public and private, is navigating their own digital transformation, overcoming disruptive markets and Long View’s supportive role in this digital transformation has never been more important. As our next CEO, Brent is uniquely qualified in his ability to translate vision and strategy into world-class execution. He is an ideal fit for Long View’s culture and has a long track record in both Canada and the USA of inspiring, energizing, and connecting with employees, customers and partners. Brent’s leadership style is exactly what Long View needs as we enter this next chapter in our 100 year journey.” Brent was most recently with TELUS as their SVP, Business Futures. In his previous roles, he has been SVP for Marketing, Strategy & Planning and Partner Solutions & Enterprise Planning at TELUS.  He has dedicated his career to building high-performance teams and cultures.  With 23 years of experience, he is a passionate believer in the power of building and nurturing strong relationships.  Brent is also Vice Chair of TELUS' Manitoba Community Board and is Chair of TELUS Spark Science Centre in Calgary.  Brent holds an MBA from the University of Calgary, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan.  He was named to Avenue Magazine’s “Calgary Top 40 under 40” class of 2009. Brent commented, “Although the digital revolution is well underway, leadership teams are struggling to securely reinvent cost structures while also improving customer experiences.  With an ongoing shortfall of tech professionals this presents an amazing leadership opportunity for Long View.  Companies need more than transactional cloud sales, expensive custom system integration or standard network sales.  They are in need of local trusted advisors with deep and broad digital experiences who will stay with them for the journey.  Who better to help enterprise and mid-sized corporations securely navigate, procure and configure managed services than Long View?” As Brent takes on the CEO role, Don Bialik will move to Executive Chairman and continue to be active in Long View. 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. Geoff Hogue Marketing Manager, Long View Email: geoff.hogue@lvs1.com  
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Long View’s Sarah Malcolm Morreau promoted to Vice President, Licensing and Software Asset Management

October 18, 2017
Calgary, Alberta (October 10) — Long View is pleased to announce that Sarah Malcolm Morreau has promoted to Vice President, Licensing and Software Asset Management, effective October 1, 2017.  In her new role, she will continue to drive sales for our Licensing and Procurement practice. Sarah will also provide strategic direction to our SYNC Services team of Licensing Analysts, Software Asset Management Specialists and Audit Defense Advocates.  Sarah is a recognized market leader in IT licensing trends, cloud licensing, software asset management, custom contract creation and IT cost reduction strategies.  She is recognized industry wide as skilled negotiator and licensing expert and has been named to the CRN Women of the Channel for the past three years. Geoff Hogue Marketing Manager, Long View Email: geoff.hogue@lvs1.com
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Long View’s Tasha Westerman promoted to Senior Vice President, People Services

October 18, 2017
Calgary, Alberta (September 1, 2017) - Long View is pleased to announce the promotion of Tasha Westerman to Senior Vice President, People Services and as such a member of our Executive team effective September 1. Tasha started with Long View in 2002 as our very first People Services person. She has seen our company grow from just a handful of people to what it has become today and has been instrumental in steering People Services throughout those years, while developing a team of caring and people focused, People Services professionals.  She is passionate about creating an amazing environment for our people to fulfill their career and life goals and to ensure everyone has a “no regrets” career and life. Tasha is a member of the MacKay Executive Forum, a peer to peer forum that creates an environment for business executives to excel and share experiences to confront both business and/or life challenges. She spends much of her free time advocating for young breast cancer patients through her volunteer work for Rethink Breast Cancer. In 2012, Tasha was named one of Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 under 40, which is a dynamic award that identifies outstanding young achievers in the community. Geoff Hogue Marketing Manager, Long View Email: geoff.hogue@lvs1.com
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Long View and ebb3 announce partnership to benefit oil and gas employees

September 19, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Calgary, Alberta, Canada — This week we announced our new partnership with ebb3’s revolutionary High Performance Virtual Computer (HPVC) to those working in the oil and gas sector across North America. The partnership will offer oil and gas clients across the continent the ability to untie themselves from physical workstations while maintaining data integrity, connectivity and security. This is something that has previously never been available to these workers due to the need to run data-intensive applications such as Kingdom, Petrel and Tempest. By partnering with ebb3, we are able to provide more oil and gas specialists with the ability to innovate their work practices, providing remote working to those using even the most data driven applications. Leveraging Long View’s tenured solutions and services history across North America, in conjunction with ebb3's HPVC technology, clients will be able to replace legacy workstations that leave gaps in security and efficiency with a mobile, flexible HPVC private cloud appliance that can function on any device. Long View started to roll out the HPVC solution to clients on the 1st September and we are already receiving feedback regarding the reduction everyday operational costs through the drop in downtime, while providing real-time communication with the field. By collaborating, we plan to grown our presence as key digital transformation enablers across North America. Read more about ebb3's revolutionary HPVC technology at www.ebb3.com For more information: Geoff Hogue Marketing Manager, Long View E-mail: geoff.hogue@lvs1.com
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