BC security firm sold to Kaseya

A British Columbia maker of integrated two factor authentication, single sign on and password management solutions has been snapped up by a provider of cloud-based IT management for service providers and enterprises. Scorpion Software of

Published on: August 12th, 2014 Howard Solomon

IBM makes second acquisition to boost managed security offerings

IBM has made its second security-related acquisition in two weeks with the purchase of the cloud-based identity and access management division of Lighthouse Computer Services. The division, called Lighhouse Security Group, sells the Lighthouse Gateway

Published on: August 11th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Shaw spends on data centres in U.S.

Western Canada's biggest cable company is expanding its data centre capabilities, but not in Canada. Shaw Communications said this morning it will spend US$1.2 billion to buy ViaWest Inc., one of the largest privately held

Published on: July 31st, 2014 Howard Solomon

SanDisk acquisition broadens enterprise flash storage

Flash card maker SanDisk Corp. has been quietly moving into enterprise flash storage for some time. Last week it accelerated that move by striking a US$1.1 billion deal to buy publicly-traded Fusion-io (NYSE:

Published on: June 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Cisco to buy network service orchestration solution firm

Cisco Systems Inc. is again on the acquisition trail, announcing Tuesday it will pay US$175 million to buy Sweden's Tail-f Systems, a network service orchestration solutions for traditional and virtualized networks. Tail-f’s software helps enterprises IT departments and service

Published on: June 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Why Lenovo and IBM are looking good

IBM Corp.’s sale of its low-end server unit to Lenovo will benefit both companies when the deal is complete. Lenovo agreed to acquire the unit for US$2.3 billion, and Lenovo expect the deal

Published on: June 8th, 2014 Chris Lau

Google adds satellites to global Internet plans

First it was high-altitude balloons. Then it was solar-powered drones. Now, Google says it will launch a fleet of high-capacity, low-orbit satellites to bring wireless broadband Internet access to the 4.8 billion people

Published on: June 3rd, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Cisco extends anti-malware, data centre security portfolio

New network security products from Cisco Systems Inc. address zero-day exploits and advanced persistent threats (APTs) from the enterprise network to the endpoint to the cloud, the company says. The new malware and

Published on: May 22nd, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Telus drops hunt for Mobilicity

Sober second thought. That's what the Senate's there for, or so we're told. But you don't always need a plush red chamber full of politicians to prompt a serious change of heart, especially

Published on: May 21st, 2014 Andrew Brooks