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Long View recognized for excellence in business performance as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

CALGARY, Alberta (March 13, 2017) — For the fifth straight year, Long View (, one of North America’s most powerful providers of Hybrid IT solutions and services was honoured with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2017 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.

“We are thrilled to once again be awarded with Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation,” says Kevin Crowe, Executive Vice President of Strategy at Long View. “Our employees driving value and outcomes for our clients via our innovative solutions are key to our continued success. To receive this award for the fifth year in a row is a great honor and strong validation that our strategic direction is correct. This is great recognition for the amazing people on our team and the world class partners we get to work with.”

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.

In 2016, Long View won Microsoft Canada’s Hybrid Cloud Innovation Impact Award in partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cisco Canada’s Collaboration Partner of the Year award and was named a Major Player in Data Centre Operations and Management by IDC MarketScape. In February 2017, Long View announced its placement on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant as a Niche Player for Managed Workplace Services in North America.

“We couldn’t be more proud to be recognized as a best-in-class Canadian company alongside our other major accomplishments through 2016 and early 2017,” continues Crowe. “Our team is thrilled and we are excited to celebrate as a company.”

Established in 1993, 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. Winners are an important engine of economic growth for being adaptable and sustainable in a global market. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel made up of judges from Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. Best Managed companies share commonalities that include an emphasis on culture and people, innovation, sustained performance and strong financial results.

2017 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 19, 2017. 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

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.

For more information:

Tracy Posadowski

Director, Marketing

Long View

Phone: 403.767.4398

E-mail: [email protected]

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