October 01, 2009 17:51 ET

Metafore Wins Bronze at CDN Channel Elite Awards

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2009) - Metafore, one of Canada's leading IT solutions providers, has won the bronze award for "Best Service Organization" at the 2009 CDN Channel Elite Awards. The event, now in its seventh year, is hosted by Computer Dealer News (CDN), Canada's leading IT channel publication. Winners were announced on September 30th at the national award ceremony in Woodbridge, Ontario.

Metafore's winning entry focused on its relationship with Tridel Corporation, a Toronto-based condominium developer. As an example of the important role that can be provided by an IT solution provider, Metafore cited a major network upgrade that reduced Tridel's total cost of ownership by as much as 50%. As a result, said Tridel CIO Ted Maulucci, instead of replacing the core switch, as initially planned, "I ended up upgrading the entire network, bringing the whole company to a different level, and I think that happened because of the relationship with Metafore. Understanding how we were structured, how we were formed and how we operate and our needs, Metafore was able to bring us an efficient solution that saved us a lot of money."

David Kelly, Metafore's executive vice-president and general manager: "We are extremely proud to accept this award, because it represents everything Metafore stands for: service excellence and a long-range view towards building and sustaining strong customer relationships. On behalf of the Metafore team, I also wish to thank Ted Maulucci and his entire IT team. We couldn't have won this award without them."

About Metafore

Metafore, a division of Hartco Inc. has been in the Canadian information technology business for over 20 years. One of Canada's leading information technology solution providers, Metafore delivers IT solutions to private and public sector organizations of every size. Metafore has a team of more than 800 associates, operations throughout Canada, and access to a network of 1200 certified technical resources from coast to coast. Metafore designs, supplies and installs complete IT infrastructure solutions and offers ongoing technical support and advanced professional services. For more information, please visit Metafore online at

About Hartco Inc.

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

Contact Information