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Metafore Achieves Cisco's Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization

Monday, January 16, 2012

Metafore Achieves Cisco's Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization13:00 EST Monday, January 16, 2012MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 16, 2012) - Metafore Technologies Inc. ("Metafore")(TSX:HCI), has announced that it has achieved Cisco's Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization, further enhancing Metafore's ability to help its customers achieve optimizations and scalability within their data centers.Metafore successfully completed the requirements and program prerequisites to sell, design, and deploy Cisco Data Center Architecture solutions to organizations across Canada. Cisco's Data Center Network Architecture enables IT executives to better align their data center resources with their business priorities, thus lowering total cost of ownership (TCO).The architecture also provides enhanced resilience and agility by evolving data center infrastructures through consolidation, virtualization, and automation. The solution allows businesses to protect valuable applications, services, information, and infrastructure as well as facilitating new IT strategies in order to enhance data center operational efficiencies."The achievement of Cisco's Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization strengthens and solidifies Metafore's reputation as a leader amongst IT solutions providers" said Frank Fuser, Vice President, Services, Metafore. The addition of this specialization within our solutions portfolio will help our customers improve and optimize their IT infrastructure and overall business performance by dramatically increasing their productivity and business resilience."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 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: Vice-President, ServicesFrank FuserMetafore Technologies Inc.905-362-7320ffuser@metafore.cawww.metafore.caORPat Waid, President and Chief Operating OfficerFor Investor Relations:Hartco Inc.514-354-3810514-354-8989 (FAX)pwaid@hartco.comwww.hartco.com