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  • Posted on 7/6/2017

TELUS named to CRN’s 2017 Solution Provider 500 list

TELUS ranked 29th on annual ranking of North American business-to-business solution providers


Toronto –
TELUS has been named by CRN®, a Channel Company, to the technology and IT news leader’s 2017 Solution Provider 500 list. The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America, and is CRN’s predominant channel partner award list.

 

TELUS was ranked second in Canada and 29th in North America on this year’s list.

 

“TELUS is tremendously honoured to be recognized as one of CRN's leading North American solution providers for 2017,” said Steve Leslie, Senior Vice-President, Business Solutions, at TELUS. “As technologies continue to converge, customer needs evolve and the adoption of cloud-based technologies accelerate, our TELUS Business team is dedicated to providing an industry-leading customer experience, while supporting organizations through transformative digital change. This steadfast dedication, coupled with our innovative suite of business solutions, is supporting us on our journey to becoming the solution provider of choice for Canadian businesses.”

 

“CRN’s Solution Provider 500 list spotlights the North American IT channel partner organizations that have earned the highest revenue over the past year, providing a valuable resource to vendors looking for top solution providers to partner with,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “The companies on this year’s list represent an incredible, combined revenue of over $318 billion, a sum that attests to their success in staying ahead of rapidly changing market demands. We extend our sincerest congratulations to each of these top-performing solution providers and look forward to their future pursuits and successes.”

 

Earlier this year, CRN named TELUS to its MSP 500 list, which recognizes the top managed service providers in North America, and its 2017 Tech Elite 250 list, which honours an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology vendor.

 

The complete 2017 Solution Provider 500 list is available online at www.crn.com/sp500.

 

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $12.9 billion of annual revenue and 12.7 million subscriber connections, including 8.6 million wireless subscribers, 1.7 million high-speed Internet subscribers, 1.4 million residential network access lines and 1.1 million TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video, and is Canada's largest healthcare IT provider.

 

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed over $482 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 1 million days of service to local communities since 2000. TELUS’ 12 Canadian community boards and 5 International boards have led the Company’s support of grassroots charities and have contributed more than $60 million in support of 5,595 local charitable projects, enriching the lives of more than 2 million children and youth, annually. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition. TELUS has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the past 16 years, a feat unequalled by any other North American telecommunications company. As detailed in our TELUS Sustainability Report, our commitment to sustainability is inspired by nature to ensure a healthier future for us all.

 

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

 

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For more information, please contact:

Ryan Bazeley

TELUS Media Relations

604.230.3268

ryan.bazeley@telus.com

  • Posted on 7/6/2017

Nature Conservancy of Canada gets help from TELUS to improve conservation efforts in all 10 provinces

TELUS commits $750,000 over the next three years as official technology and innovation partner

 

Toronto – Efforts to protect Canada’s landscapes and their species-at-risk have received a big boost. On the occasion of Canadian Environment Week, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has announced a technology and innovation partnership with TELUS to support conservation efforts in all 10 provinces.

 

The three-year, $750,000 agreement will provide NCC with internet connectivity, data capacity, hardware, a wide area network (WAN) and new phone systems, to help more effectively protect nearly 3,000,000 acres (1214,056 hectares) of natural spaces. This will support direct protection of habitats for more than one-quarter of Canada’s most imperiled plants and animals including 75 of Canada’s most endangered species.

 

“Our staff are in the field tracking some of Canada’s most endangered species and habitats. They will now be able to snap photos of endangered shorebirds emerging from nests, quickly attach maps, geo-reference the site and send that to our offices, thanks to TELUS,” said Dan Kraus, national conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada. “This type of information is crucial to identifying areas in Canada that need protection, monitoring our existing lands and assessing what conservation actions are needed.”

 

Conservation today depends on big data and digital infrastructure to help inform securement and management activities. In caring for nearly three million acres of habitat across the country, NCC relies on vast amounts of mapping and scientific information in its on-the-ground, conservation work. From hand-held GPS devices, to drone footage and satellite imagery, staff will now have better connections, faster internet access and the latest technology when making decisions as illustrated in this video.

 

“As a global leader in sustainability, conservation is one of the ways we are making the future friendly. We are proud to be the official technology partner of the Nature Conservancy of Canada,” said Andrea Goertz, chief communications & sustainability officer, TELUS. “This substantial investment will provide NCC with the latest technology innovations so they’re able to more effectively focus their efforts and existing resources on protecting Canada’s unique and special areas so together we can create a healthier, more sustainable future for all Canadians.”

 

Since 2010, TELUS has invested $1.47M in NCC initiatives as part of a focus on protecting Canada’s natural environment, connecting their customers to nature and preserving wildlife and animal habitats. This continued partnership will also help NCC engage more than 7,500 enthusiastic volunteers, including TELUS employees, in stewarding and restoring conserved lands across the country.

 

“The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s mandate includes connecting Canadians with nature. This generous contribution by TELUS will help get more people and volunteers involved in local conservation and stewardship projects,” said Aaron Bilyea, national director of marketing with the Nature Conservancy of Canada. “It will also get people thinking about the places they want to see protected. We want more Canadians to care about these lands and waters and participate in helping protect them.”

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $12.9 billion of annual revenue and 12.7 million subscriber connections, including 8.6 million wireless subscribers, 1.7 million high-speed Internet subscribers, 1.4 million residential network access lines and 1.1 million TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video. TELUS is also Canada's largest healthcare IT provider, and TELUS International delivers business process solutions around the globe.

 

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed over $482 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 7.7 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Created in 2005 by President and CEO Darren Entwistle, TELUS’ 12 Canadian community boards and 5 International boards have led the Company’s support of grassroots charities and have contributed more than $60 million in support of 5,595 local charitable projects, enriching the lives of more than 2 million children and youth, annually. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

 

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

 

About Nature Conservancy of Canada
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is the nation's leading land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962, NCC and its partners have helped to protect 2.8 million acres (more than 1.1 million hectares), coast to coast.

 

Learn More:
Visit: natureconservancy.ca
Follow us on Twitter: @NCC_CNC & @NCC_CNCMedia

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Media Contacts:
Andrew Holland, National Media Relations Director
Nature Conservancy of Canada
Tel.: 1-877-231-4400 Mobile: 1-506-260-0469
andrew.holland@natureconservancy.ca

 

Jill Yetman
TELUS Social and Media Relations
416-992-2639
jill.yetman@telus.com