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News from the Nest (June 2017)

This month’s issue of News from the Nest includes links to the latest hot jobs at Eagle, our most recent version of IT Industry News, and top posts from the Talent Development Centre.

IT Industry News – May 2017

The most significant purchase in May 2017 was the $1.86 billion sale of CenturyLink’s data centres and colocation business to a consortium led by BC Partners, Medina Capital Advisors and Longview Asset Management. Cybersecurity startup, Hexadite, was bought by Microsoft for $100 million. Goldman Sachs entered the BI space by purchasing a minority stake in Information Builders of New York City. Apple acquired Beddit, a Finnish sleep sensor product, for an undisclosed amount. Finnish cybersecurity firm, F-Secure acquired British security consultants, Digital Assurance also for an undisclosed amount. In other news, increasing smartphone sales around the world are not coming from tech giants like Apple and Samsung. Chinese smartphone makers are on the rise and gaining significant market share at home and in other densely populated countries.

Eagle Remains a Top Canadian ICT Staffing Company

Eagle Sponsors “Fight to End Cancer”

News from the Nest (May 2017)

Eagle’s monthly newsletter for May 2017, including links to the hottest jobs, IT Industry News, and top blog posts, including Why You Should Complete a Matrix and the Secret to Doing It”

IT Industry News – April 2017

In April 2017, it was reported that Microsoft plans to purchase Israeli cloud-monitoring and analytics startup, Cloudyn. Flipkart, one of India’s larger ecommerce companies, has acquired the Indian division of eBay (eBay.in) as part of eBay’s $500 million investment in Flipkart. VMware’s vCloud Air unit will be acquired by OVH, a French hosting and cloud company. Global professional services provider, Accenture, purchased the UK-based automation services provider, Genfour. Toronto-based startup, Turnstyle Analytics, has been acquired by Yelp for $20 million. California-based Coupa Software purchased Swedish software company, Trade Extensions for $45 million. Montreal-based financial technology provider, Alithya acquired big data solution provider, Systemware Innovation Corporation. In other news, the demand for PCs continues to decline reaching a low that has not been experienced since 2007. In Q1 of 2017, PC shipments fell by 2.4%, which signifies the 10th quarter of decline. The ride-hailing company, Lyft, has raised $600 million in additional investments bringing the company’s valuation up to $7.5 billion. BlackBerry has won a binding arbitration case against Qualcomm for $815 million.

MASC’s Young Authors’ & Illustrators’ Conference Is Back This Week!

News from the Nest (April 2017)

Eagle’s monthly newsletter, including the Canadian Job Market Update for the first quarter of 2017, IT industry news, and our followers’ favourite blog posts.

Eagle Wins Professional Development Award