February’s edition features finance news from the tech industry, top blog posts, and interesting articles, including “How to Put Your Best Face Forward on LinkedIn.”
News from the Nest – IT Edition (February 2016)
February’s issue features our IT industry news, top blog posts, and more interesting articles, including “What 25 Popular Websites Used to Look Like.”
IT Industry News – January 2016
January 2016 saw the continued challenges in the Canadian economy. Canada did add 23,000 jobs in December but the unemployment rate remained at 7.1%. The US continued to add jobs, although there are also some signs that the growth is slowing down. On the M&A front, there were some of the household names out shopping. IBM bought video service provider Ustream; Microsoft bought game-based learning tool MinecraftEdu; Apple bought “emotion recognition” company Emotient; and Oracle bought media web tracking firm AddThis. Toshiba bought an ERP solutions company Ignify, and there were a number of smaller deals including Juniper Networks, Fireeye, Acceo Solutions, and Smartprint. Last month had interesting funding announcements by Foresight Technologies, Malwarebytes, and EiQ Networks. In other news, Xerox announced it would be splitting into two separate public companies; Microsoft announced a one billion dollar philanthropic endeavor, and worldwide IT spending took a bit of a dive in 2015.
News from the Nest: Finance & Accounting (Jan. 2016)
This month’s issue features our quarterly job market update, reviewing 2015 an outlook for 2016, as well as finance news from the tech industry, industry articles and our top posts from the Eagle Blog and Talent Development Centre.
News from the Nest – IT Edition (January 2016)
This month’s issue features our quarterly job market update, reviewing 2015 an outlook for 2016, as well as IT industry news, industry articles and our top posts from the Eagle Blog and Talent Development Centre.
IT Industry News – December 2015
The big deal this month saw Canadian telco Shaw make a big play into the cellular space. Also, Rogers was growing its Maritimes presence through the acquisition of Internetworking Atlantic Inc. Other deals in December featured Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, Ingram Micro, and Carbonite bought Evault from Seagate. Other companies in the news include the venerable Toshiba, where layoffs might reach 10,000; Oracle announced an investment in Austin, Texas to build a campus attracting new grads and Samsung; and Apple might have settled a five year patent dispute. An IDC report was bad news for Blackberry, as it forecasts that iOS, Android and Windows will be the top smartphone platforms for the foreseeable future. On the economic front, the US economy shows no sign of slowing down but Canada, however, is another story. The unemployment rate did edge up to 7.1% and the economy continues to sputter. Having said that, demand for professionals is increasing faster than supply.
News from the Nest: Finance & Accounting (Dec. 2015)
This month issue includes finance news from the tech industry, top blog posts, and interesting articles, including “5 Ways Big Data is Changing Finance.”
News from the Nest – IT Edition (December 2015)
This month’s issue features our IT Industry News, top blog posts, and industry articles including “The Role of Women in the Tech Industry Today.”
IT Industry News – November 2015
November 2015 saw a number of M&A deals, but not much in the way of mega-deals. The largest was by Expedia, who purchased HomeAway as a vehicle to better compete with Airbnb. Zayo Holding Group became the first foreign company to own a Canadian telco after buying Allstream; Apple bought Faceshift, a motion capture company whose technology was used in the latest Star Wars movie; and Lightspeed POS bought SEOshop, increasing its size as a competitor to Shopify. In other news this month, if you do not understand the impact of “blockchain” then you should read up on it, a disruptive technology that will impact the financial sector for sure. It was also interesting to see that 2016 is predicted to bring a 30% increase in the number of “things” on the “Internet of Things”, making it a $235 billion market next year. November also saw Blackberry take one on the chin in Pakistan and will need to exit that market before year end, otherwise they would need to share user data with the government.
News from the Nest: Finance & Accounting (Nov. 2015)
This month’s issue features top blog posts and industry articles, including “5 Small Business Accounting Headaches and How to Cure Them”