June 2018 saw a fair bit of M&A activity, the biggest deal seeing Synnex pay $2.43 billion for call centre company Convergys and AT&T pay $1.6 billion for advertising tech company AppNexus. Palo Alto Networks is paying $300 million Evident.io; PayPal is shelling out $120 million for Simility; Splunk is paying $120 million for VictorOps; Ribbon Communication is paying $120 million for Edgewater Networks; and Sharp is paying $36 million for Toshibas PC business. Other companies out shopping include Cisco who bought WiFi analytics company July Systems; IBM bought maintenance and repair company Oniqua and Shopify bought app company Return Magic. Skills shortages were a theme around the world as hiring plans in most countries are positive. Confidence is high in many economies, including Canada’s despite the storm clouds surrounding NAFTA negotiations and the trade war with the US. Speaking of the US, their economy continues to roll along with very favorable indicators almost everywhere.
Eagle Among the Top ICT Staffing Companies in Canada
Professional Staffing Agency Ranks on Multiple Lists in Branham300
News from the Nest (June 2018)
This month’s edition of News from the Nest includes top jobs, the latest IT Industry News, Regional Job Market Update for Ottawa, and the hottest blog posts including “Older IT Professionals Can Still Rock Tech Career”.
May 2018 IT Industry News
May 2018 was a very active month for M&A activity, with Microsoft’s $7.5 billion purchase of GitHub leading the pack in size. Microsoft also bought AI company Semantic Machines. PayPal paid $2.2 billion for European payments company iZettle; Recruit paid $2.1 billion for Glassdoor; Investment firm KKR paid $2 billion for BMC Software; and Office Depot paid $1 billion for CompuCom. Other big names out shopping saw Oracle buy collaboration platform Datascience.com; Google bought cloud migration startup Velostrata; HPE bought Plexxi; Rackspace bought RelationEdge; and Splunk bought Phantom Cyber Company. There were a number of other deals, perhaps too many to mention.
Eagle is One of Canada’s Best Workplaces in Professional Services
Professional Staffing Company Makes Another List as a Great Place to Work
News from the Nest (May 2018)
May’s edition of News from the Nest includes a regional job market update for Edmonton, Alberta, a recap of what happened in the IT Industry in April 2018, plus trending articles for independent contractors, including “Bill 148: What Independent Contractors Need to Know”.
National Staffing Company Invests in Growing Western Operations
Eagle Announces Two New Appointments in Western Canada
Eagle Wins Professional Development Award 2 Years in a Row
Professional Staffing Company’s Training & Development Programs Continue to Lead the Industry Ottawa, ON, May 17, 2018 –Eagle Professional Resources Inc. (Eagle), one of Canada’s largest staffing companies, is proud to once again be recognized by its industry peers as the leader in professional development for its staff. On May 16th, Eagle was presented the … Continue reading Eagle Wins Professional Development Award 2 Years in a Row
IT Industry News – April 2018
A Little History of April in previous years Five years ago, in April 2013 Rogers paid $200 million for Primus’ BlackIron subsidiary, including datacenter capability; Toronto based Softchoice also chose to go private in a $412 million private equity deal; Shaw paid $225 million for an Enmax fibre network subsidiary in Calgary; Best Buy sold … Continue reading IT Industry News – April 2018
Eagle Maintains Status as a Best Workplace in Canada
Canadian Staffing Company Recognized by Great Place to Work for the 4th Consecutive Year