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Metafore is the First IT Solutions Provider in North America to Sell IBM RAS Solution

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Metafore is the First IT Solutions Provider in North America to Sell IBM RAS Solution14:52 EDT Tuesday, June 28, 2011MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 28, 2011) - Metafore Technologies Inc. ("Metafore"), has announced that they are the first IT solutions provider in North America to sell an IBM Rapid Application Storage (RAS) Solution. The solution, combined with IBM's V7000 virtualized storage system, helps complement the virtualized environment by increasing server optimization, boosting efficiency, and prioritizing the flow of data.The IBM RAS Solution was sold to Pacific Western Transportation (PWT) and Metafore expects to sell three more solutions within the next 30 days."We are extremely proud to be the first IT solution provider in North America to sell an IBM RAS Solution" said David Toms, Vice-President and General Manager with Metafore. "This accomplishment helps solidify Metafore's reputation as an IT industry leader and demonstrates our ability to deliver innovative IT solutions to our clients."John Kokonis, STG Storage Brand Executive, IBM Canada Ltd. "The IBM Storwize RAS Solution is designed to improve storage efficiency and application availability, integrate closely with key existing applications, and deploy with minimal disruption to applications and to staff. We believe 'Speed to Client Value' is extremely important for our clients when evaluating any technology change—and the RAS solution, coupled with Metafore's insight and skill as an IBM Business Partner—delivered in this regard for Pacific Western Transportation." 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. Please visit our Web site at 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 more than 50 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.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: David Toms, Vice-President and General ManagerInformationMetafore Technologies Inc.905-362-8341dtoms@metafore.cawww.metafore.caORVice-President Finance and Chief Financial OfficerInvestor Relations: Carl Gauvreau, CAHartco Inc.514-354-3810514-354-8989 (FAX)cgauvreau@hartco.comwww.hartco.com