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IT Industry News – April 2016

April 2016 saw some big deals, the biggest was Bell’s $3.8 billion bid for Manitoba Telephone System. Other large deals saw a Chinese conglomerate bid for Lexmark; and Mitel shell out for Polycom. Oracle paid $663 million for cloud-based construction software company Textura. Nokia continued to evolve their business model, this time into the wearable tech arena with the $192 million purchase of Withings. Other deals saw Autodesk acquire Solid Angle; and Dimension Data bought Ceryx. Nokia announced layoffs, as well as Intel with major layoffs of 12,000 staff. There were some interesting reports about growth in the emerging markets for robotics and Internet of Things security while there is also a projected decline in general IT spending for 2016. This quarter also saw the first decline in smartphone sales as that market reaches saturation; however, China is expected to grow its technology spend this year.

Eagle Appoints New CEO Janis Grantham

Eagle appoints Janis Grantham as CEO

Eagle Professional Resources Inc. named Janis Grantham as CEO. Grantham takes over the role effective today at the Ottawa, Ontario-based firm, which ranked as the 13th-largest staffing firm in Canada in 2015, according to Staffing Industry Analysts.

News from the Nest (April 2016)

IT Industry News – March 2016

March 2016 saw the $3 billion sale of Dell Services to NTT, a direct result of Dell’s restructuring following the recent purchase of EMC. In addition, IBM was making a couple of acquisitions, as well as Yellow Pages, Influitive, and Netsuite. IBM was also trimming staff, along with SurveyMonkey and Pebble. Cisco was making significant investments into India’s digital connectivity initiatives and a smart city initiative in Berlin. In other news, the tech world lost a couple of icons. Andy Grove, founder of Intel passed away, as did Ray Tomlinson the inventor of email. On the economic front, the US added another 200,000 jobs in February and the various surveys were generally positive. Canada on the other hand lost 2,300 jobs and the unemployment rate hit 7.3%.