Long View taking first step into European market with opening of Amsterdam branch office

CALGARY, Alberta and DENVER, May 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Long View (longviewsystems.com), one of North America's most powerful providers of Hybrid IT solutions and services, will make its first bold step into Europe by opening an office in Amsterdam.

With partners such as Cisco and Microsoft already operating regional headquarters in Holland's largest city, and a multitude of languages spoken in the cosmopolitan Dutch capital, Amsterdam offers Long View a "first-rate entry point" for further expansion into Europe, says Long View Chief Executive Officer Gord Mawhinney.

"In the future, we're considering a London project office — and we are eventually looking at the Far East, which would allow us to establish a follow-the-sun operation," says Mawhinney.

"Beginning with Amsterdam, we'll be aligning with our vendor partner communities and using this global-focused strategy to eventually serve our customers with day-shift employees all over the world," he adds.

Amsterdam is set to become Long View's 10th office worldwide. With Canadian headquarters in Calgary and U.S. headquarters in Denver, Long View also has branches in Toronto, Houston, Dallas, Edmonton, Vancouver, Phoenix, and Victoria.

Since it was established in 1999, Long View has grown steadily into a North American leader in the area of Hybrid IT, which requires a broad base of industry knowledge, agility, and collaboration. Similarly, Long View's workforce has grown at a constant 15-per-cent pace, year over year, with 1,220 employees now engaged across the continent.

While Long View also plans to continue its aggressive growth within North America, the time is right for European expansion and a global focus, says Mawhinney.
"Long View is a branch-based company and a growth-oriented company," he says. "We'll continue to do what we do best – bringing value to our clients through sustainability, innovation, and customer-service dedication — and we're very excited to be entering the European market."

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.

CONTACT: Tannis Ebbels Director of Marketing and Communications Long View Phone: 403.387.3489 E-mail: tannis.ebbels@lvs1.com www.longviewsystems.com

Source: Long View Systems