The friendly co-pilot: After the ink has dried, part 2

Just because you've outsourced your IT doesn't mean everything falls on the shoulders of your partner. As I wrote in the first part of this series on helping a client with an IT outsourcing

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 8th, 2014 Graham J. McFarlane

Can you split IT spending evenly between maintenace and new gear?

Ten years ago, there was a strong longitudinal study performed of IT spending. This wasn't the typical "how much is this industry spending" type: it looked under the covers of IT spending, large

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 31st, 2014 Bruce Stewart

French managed services provider expanding in Canada

A French-based international managed services company is extending its Canadian presence by buying a Montreal data centre provider. LinkByNet, which has been in Canada for three years and has offices in France, Hong

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: January 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

IT hiring slump to bring about skills shortage: Survey

Following a slump in hiring activity last year, a majority of Canadian technology companies are facing a talent shortage in 2014, according to a recent survey. As much as two-thirds or 64 per

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: January 7th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Foxconn deal seen as hope for BlackBerry’s turnaround

After reporting a US$4.4 billion lost, BlackBerry Ltd. today announced that it has signed a five year deal with Taiwanese electronic contract manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group to manufacture the Canadian company’s devices for

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: December 20th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

The top 3 priorities of Canadian CIOs, CEOs

Canadian companies increased their tech spending this year with the hopes of improving IT security and cutting overhead costs, according to a survey by non-profit tech organization Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). To

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: November 27th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Philippine BPO industry unscathed by Haiyan: Gartner

Deaths attributed to Typhoon Haiyan have gone up to 5,200 and destruction to property is estimated at around $212 million but the Philippines’ business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, which serves companies around the

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: November 22nd, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Savvis to open fourth Canadian data centre

Independent data centres in Canada are almost growing as fast as weeds. The latest being developed is by Savvis, a U.S.-based company that owns 55 data centres around the world including three here

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: November 19th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Gartner’s gloomy vision for tech jobs

Statistics Canada today released a rosy picture of the job market for the country with employment rising 1.2 per cent over a year ago and unemployment declining by 0.2 per cent to 6.9

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: October 11th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano