Uniphase to split to leverage SDN

Former Canadian optical networking equipment maker JDS Uniphase is going through another change of life. The company, now headquartered in California, is splitting in half to take advantage of virtualized and software-defined networks. When

Published on: September 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Wind ‘here to stay:’ Lacavera

Wind Mobile head Anthony Lacavera has been hunting for investor partners for five years. Now that he has several, he's not shy about touting them. “It’s a validation of our business plans," he

Published on: September 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

New Wind in carrier’s future

Wind Mobile's future is about to change. The Canadian carrier's minority shareholder and biggest debtholder, Amsterdam-based VimpelCom Lted. announced this morning that it has a deal to sell all of its holdings to

Published on: September 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Telus gets Canadian rights to mobile prescription app

Telus Corp. has made another acquisition to broaden its e-health related offerings. The communications company said Wednesday it has bought the Canadian rights to ZRx Prescriber, a Web-based app for desktops and mobile devices owned by ZoomMed

Published on: September 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

VMware buys CloudVolumes for better desktop app delivery

VMware Inc. is expanding its ability to give enterprises the power to deliver virtualized software with the purchase of an application delivery provider. The company said Wednesday it has bought CloudVolumes, a California company

Published on: August 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

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