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Long View named a Major Player in Data Centre Operations and Management by the IDC MarketScape

CALGARY, Alberta (November 14, 2016) —

Long View, one of North America’s largest providers of managed IT services, is pleased to announce that it has been named a Major Player in the IDC MarketScape: Canadian Data Centre Operations and Management 2016 Vendor Assessment (doc #CA40622416, October 2016). The IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific suppliers in a given market. The Data Centre Operations and Management report assesses Canadian data centre providers’ ability to help Canadian companies migrate from corporate-run, on-premise facilities to 3rd party centres and hybrid environments, in addition to a vendor’s facility features.

“Being positioned as a Major Player on the Canadian Data Centre Operations and Management IDC MarketScape is wonderful news and it’s an affirmation of our commitment to service delivery and innovation with our Hybrid IT solutions,” says Robin Bell, Chief Technology Officer and General Manager of Practices at Long View.

Over the last year, Long View has focused on continuous service improvement and ensuring the solutions brought to market continue to be differentiated and achieve clients’ business outcomes.

“Our position on this IDC MarketScape is a reflection of that effort,” says Bell.

“The IDC MarketScape assessment validates that Long View is a thought leader in the data center management and operations space. We allow our clients to focus on core business activities whilst maintaining service levels and providing predictable costs for their day to day IT operations,” says Steve Gill, Long View’s Director of Managed Cloud and Infrastructure Solutions.

As a solutions-led hybrid IT provider, Long View is uniquely prepared to help companies understand and achieve the right-fit cloud environment, now and into the future.

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.

About IDC MarketScape: IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360 degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

For more information:

Tracy Posadowski Director, Marketing, Long View

Phone: 403.764.4398 E-mail: [email protected]

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