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Metafore Recognized as Top-Performing MSP Partner by N-able Technologies

Managed Services Innovator Awards 'Super Elite MSP' Status to Metafore; Applauds the Company's Growing IT Channel Leadership and Proven Success

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/06/13 -- Metafore Technologies Inc. ("Metafore"), one of Canada's leading IT solution providers, today announced it has been named a Super Elite Managed Service Provider (MSP) by global market leader N-able Technologies. The new designation signifies Metafore is one of the global IT channel's most influential and top-performing MSP partners. N-able unveiled the 49 founding members of its Super Elite MSP leadership group at its 2012 Global Partner Summit in Montreal.

As a member of the Super Elite, Metafore is recognized for its success as an MSP, relentless focus on customer satisfaction and continued leadership among its peers and the IT vendor community. In selecting members of its MSP Super Elite, N-able carefully evaluated thousands of its MSP partners worldwide on a range of criteria including the company's overall size and service model, consecutive growth and profitability, number of IT devices proactively being managed using N-central, productivity of its technicians and its ability to deliver exceptional business value to its customer base.

The charter of N-able's Super Elite MSP leadership group is to bring together the world's upper echelon of MSPs to engage in regular, targeted business and technical discussions around industry topics, trends and challenges, as well as serve as a formal advisory council to N-able. Findings from these executive discussions will be shared with the greater N-able partner community and used by the company's executive team to refine the company's go-to-market strategies and prioritize key areas of investment including partner enablement resources and its remote monitoring and management (RMM) and MSP service automation product roadmap.

"We are honored to be recognized by N-able as one of the IT channel's Super Elite MSPs and to play a contributing role in advancing the managed services marketplace, as well as providing strategic insights to N-able. By participating in these valuable discussions and building stronger ties with other well-established IT business leaders, we will help grow the industry and ensure that our customers receive outstanding IT services and business support," says Frank Fuser, vice president, services with Metafore. "Our relationship with N-able helps us provide exceptional service to our customers through RMM and IT service automation."

"The formation of the MSP Super Elite marks a significant milestone in the growth of our industry and celebrates Metafore's success as an MSP and as an industry influencer," says Mike Cullen, Senior Vice President of Sales, N-able Technologies. "Achieving Super Elite status is a rare distinction that demonstrates Metafore excels at serving the technology and business needs of its customers and is a valued advisor to N-able and the global MSP partner community."

About Metafore

Metafore, a subsidiary of Hartco Inc. (TSX:HCI), has been delivering information technology solutions to private- and public- sector organizations of every size for more than 25 years. As one of Canada's leading IT solution providers, Metafore designs, supplies, installs and supports IT infrastructure solutions that contribute to improved productivity and overall business performance. www.metafore.ca

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 50 locations across Canada, Hartco Inc. delivers information technology solutions to private and public sector organizations of every size. www.hartco.com

About N-able Technologies

N-able is the leading global provider of complete IT management and Automation solutions for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). N-able's award-winning N-central® is the industry's #1 RMM and MSP Service Automation Platform. N-able has a proven track record of helping MSPs standardize and automate the setup and delivery of IT services in order to achieve true scalability. N-central is backed by the most comprehensive business enablement support services available today and the industry's only freemium licensing model. Thousands of MSPs use N-able solutions to deliver scalable, flexible, profitable managed services to over 70,000 SMBs worldwide. With offices in North America, the U.K., the Netherlands and Australia, N-able is 100% channel-friendly and maintains strategic alliances with Microsoft, Intel, IBM, CA, and Cisco among others. www.n-able.com

Frank Fuser
Vice-President, Services
Metafore Technologies Inc.
(905) 362-7320

For Investor Relations please contact:
Harold Gervais, Vice-President Finance and
Chief Financial Officer
Hartco Inc.
514-354-3810 / Fax: 514-354-8989
hgervais@hartco.com / www.hartco.com

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