Quebec’s Telecon expands again

A Quebec-based telecommunications infrastructure builder is continuing its cross-Canada expansion by buying the second division of a struggling competitor in five months. Group Telecon of Trois-Riveres said Wednesday it has bought the engineering

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Canadian network test company makes acquisition

A Quebec company that makes network testing equipment for carriers and service providers has bought a company that specializes in global IT management and network monitoring solutions. Exfo Inc. said Monday that it

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 7th, 2014 Howard Solomon

SAP buys another cloud provider

SAP is buying a cloud-based solution for overseeing procuring and managing freelance or contract labour and services. The company said Wednesday it intends to buy Fieldglass Inc. of Chicago, which makes a vendor management system. It

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 26th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Was Ballmer’s melt-down before board the last straw?

It's hard to be a leader. Staffers expect you to be a hot-cold person: Have passion about what you're doing, but at the same time keep your temper. So consider a BusinessWeek report

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

User demand, storage commoditization fueling mergers

The commoditization of storage and growing user demand for greater performance are behind the recent spate of mergers and acquisitions in the cloud storage space, according to industry experts. Among the more recent

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 4th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Mitel acquires contact centre supplier Oaisys

Canadian unified communication solutions company Mitel Networks is expanding its presence in the contact centre space with the acquisition today of recording software maker Oaisys. Oaisys, which was founded in 1996 in Cambridge,

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 4th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

WhatsApp voice will face many entrenched alternatives

Most readers would agree that shock and awe are appropriate reactions to the US$19 billion Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp. The good news is that the deal will cost  Facebook “only” US$4 billion in cash.

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 4th, 2014 Chris Lau

Will WhatsApp deal push BlackBerry BBM?

Around the time Industry Canada was announcing that Canadian cellular carriers had agreed to give it over $5 billion for spectrum came news that Facebook will write a cheque for US$19 billion for

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: February 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Bit9 swallows Carbon Black, offers threat detection and response

With security increasingly on the minds of enterprises, two smaller companies have merged in hopes of becoming a bigger name in IT protection. Bit9 Inc., which makes endpoint and server threat detection solutions

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: February 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon