In March 2017, the major acquisition in the headlines is Intel’s purchase of Israeli computer vision company, Mobileye, for a hefty $15.3 billion. HPE bought storage solution provider, Nimble, for $1 billion. DeskConnect, the startup that developed the Workflow app, has been acquired by Apple who will offer the app for free. Amazon Web Services, a public cloud infrastructure provider, acquired Thinkbox Software, a company that provides software for managing media rendering workloads. Mozilla acquired Pocket, a startup that developed an app for saving articles and other content. In other tech news, Statistics Canada released a report highlighting Canadian participation in the sharing economy, i.e. peer-to-peer services, and its role in the Canadian economy. Another story that took headlines last month was that US corporate information, including work email addresses and phone numbers, was leaked from a 52-gigabyte database owned by Dun & Bradstreet.
News from the Nest (March 2017)
This month issue of News from the Nest includes Eagle’s hottest IT jobs, Industry News, and popular articles including “US Policy May Help Canada’s Tech Sector.”
Eagle is One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Eagle is thrilled to announce that it was once again recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.
IT Industry News – February 2017
February 2017 saw very little M&A action. Nokia paid $371 million for Comptel and Apple picked up an AI startup company RealFace. Another company in the news, but for the wrong reasons was Samsung which is in the middle of a significant bribery scandal. On the economic front there were a lot of positive indicators out of the US and Canada also added 48,000 jobs in January. Around the world, the UK is starting to see some labour impacts from the Brexit decision as EU nationals are not applying for jobs they used to do. Brazil reached a record high in unemployment, in India hiring activity declined and in China there is expected to be a boom in hiring. Perhaps more interesting this month than the M&A activity, or lack thereof, were some other tidbits of news.
Eagle Celebrates International Women’s Day with Major Accomplishment!
Eagle is proud to announce that it has been listed on the 2017 Best Workplaces for Women list. The list was officially published on Monday by Great Place to Work Institute Canada in celebration of International Women’s Day.
News from the Nest (February 2017)
This month’s issue features links to Eagle’s hottest IT jobs, an IT Industry News update, and top posts Talent Development Centre Posts, including The Insider’s Guide to Moving to Vancouver.
IT Industry News – January 2017
The multi-billion-dollar deal of the month was Cisco’s purchase of app performance management company, AppDynamics for $3.7 billion. In additiona, HP Enterprise purchased data center hardware provider, SimpliVity, Microsoft acquired Montreal-based deep learning start-up Maluuba, Google announced plans to purchase Fabric, Trello has been purchased by Atlassian, Salesforce bought Unity&Variety and Datavail acquired Canadian IT channel leader Navantis. Some non-M&A news in January included IBM announcing it broke the US record for number of patents granted in a single year — 8,088 to be exact. Avaya Inc. announced it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as a result of accumulating debt from their major acquisitions in the last ten years. According to a report released by Gartner Inc., 2016 saw a decrease in the shipment of PCs, the lowest it has been since 2007.
News from the Nest (January 2017)
Eagle’s monthly update for January 2017, including a Canadian Quarterly Job Market Update for 2016’s final quarter, Industry News, and top posts from the Talent Development Centre, including “This CRA Mobile App Will Help with Your 2017 Taxes”.
Industry News – December 2016
In December 2016, Adecco sold its majority stake in Beeline VMS to GTRC for $100 million in cash plus a $30 million note; SS&C purchased Conifer for $88.5 million; QRX Technology Group acquired IT equipment provider Kerr Norton; Juniper Networks acquired cloud operations management provider AppFormix; Uber bought Geometric Intelligence Inc.; and Shopify acquired Tiny Hearts, a Toronto-based mobile product development studio. In other news, Yahoo disclosed that one billion accounts were hacked in 2013, making it the largest data breach recorded in history. To safeguard against hacking attempts on your devices, Check Point Software advises users to make sure they download the latest versions of software as they have discovered new malware that targets devices running outdated software. Cyber attacks and security breaches are also a major concern for IT and business professionals where, according to Symantec, 30% of business surveyed have experienced a hack over the last two years.
News from the Nest (December 2016)
This month’s issue of News from the Nest includes technology industry news, our latest IT jobs, and hot blog posts, including Should You Share Your Compensation History with Your Recruiter, Does a Great LinkedIn Profile Really Matter, and Surviving the RFP Process.