Hartco Inc.

Hartco Inc.


November 23, 2009 09:00 ET

MicroAge Wins BusinessPeople's Choice Award

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 23, 2009) - MicroAge, Canada's leading franchise network of information technology solution providers, has won a BusinessPeople's Choice IT Solution Providers award, based on a national survey of over 2,200 Canadian IT managers drawn from a wide range of company sizes and industry sectors.

Canadian solution providers were ranked according to the number of times that the survey respondents listed them as technology leaders. "We are very excited about this award," said Patrick Waid, Hartco president and chief executive officer: "MicroAge is a long-established franchise organization with deep roots and strong customer relationships in communities all across Canada. We are gratified to see this high level of recognition within the business community."

The awards were launched this year by the IT news network, IT in Canada. Winners will be recognized on November 25th in Toronto, Ontario, at "Tides of Change III," an industry event hosted by CRN Canada Magazine, part of the IT in Canada network.

The concept behind the BusinessPeople's Choice IT Solution Providers awards was developed by Michael O'Neill, IT in Canada CEO, "For many years," he explained, "I've wondered what we'd find if we went directly to the users of IT solution providers' services and asked them who they look to for technology leadership. We felt this approach would yield a far more interesting and accurate picture than simply looking at industry-sourced lists."

About MicroAge

The MicroAge Network is a national network of IT solution providers, many of which have been in operation since 1981 and have built up longstanding customer relationships based on their strong commitment to service excellence. With over 40 locations from coast to coast, MicroAge is one of Canada's leading IT solutions providers. For more information, please visit our web site at www.microage.ca.

About Hartco Inc.

Hartco Limited Partnership, a division of Hartco Inc., is an authorized user and the exclusive licensee of the MicroAge trademark in Canada. Hartco Inc. (TSX:HCI) has been a leader in the Canadian information technology business for more than thirty years. Through its operating divisions, which together include more than 60 locations across Canada, Hartco Inc. delivers information technology solutions to private and public sector organizations of every size. For more information, please visit www.hartco.com.

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