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Long View achieves Platinum Club Member status with Canada’s Best Managed Companies program

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

For more information:

Geoff Hogue

Marketing Manager

Long View

Phone: 403.515.6900

E-mail: [email protected]

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