This month’s issue features our IT Industry News Update, top blog posts, and industry articles, including “IDC’s 2016 Predictions”
IT Industry News – October 2015
October 2015 brought some big deals, with the biggest seeing Dell offer $26 billion to buy storage company EMC. VMWare, was also out shopping, as well as Western Digital, IBM, Cisco, LogMeIn, Trend Micro, Red Hat, Vasco Data Security, and Apple, who is buying a speech processing startup, VocalIQ. Other companies in the news include Twitter who announced 336 layoffs; Apple lost a patent fight with the University of Wisconsin to the tune of $234 million (of course they also recorded record profits of more than $5 billion); and, Google are launching a neat project to bring the internet to 100,000 Indonesian people using balloons. The US economy continues to impress, adding another 200,000 jobs and having generally positive indicators from surveys and reports. There are signs that the growth is slowing but this is just to be expected. Canada added 12,100 jobs in September but the unemployment rate rose to 7.1%. A new Liberal government was voted in, so we will watch how that works out.
News from the Nest – Finance & Accounting Edition (October 2015)
This month’s issue features our Quarterly Job Market Update, Eagle’s hottest jobs in Finance & Accounting, top blog posts, and industry articles including Why Law and Accounting Firms Struggle to Innovate.
News from the Nest – IT Edition (October 2015)
This month’s issue features Eagle’s Quarterly Job Market Update, a summary of what happened in the IT Industry during September, our top blog posts and industry articles, including How to Leverage Twitter as a Freelancer.
IT Industry News – September 2015
September 2015 saw a reasonable amount of M&A activity, but no blockbuster deals. Microsoft was very active closing three deals, Accenture picked up the cloud services company Cloud Sherpas; and IBM added cloud software startup StrongLoop. Other companies making deals included Netsuite, Blackberry, Konica Minolta, Qualcomm, Barracuda Networks and Compugen. Also in the news in September were HP and Samsung. Almost all of the US economic surveys and indicators were positive with the jobless rate edging down to 5.1% and the only cloud on the horizon being labor shortages in the construction industry. Canada on the other hand continues to struggle. After enduring a “technical recession” through the first half of 2015 there might be some positive signs for the second half based on a sharp increase in GPD in June. The unemployment rate rose to 7%; however Canada, did add 12,000 jobs in August.
News from the Nest – Finance & Accounting Edition (September 2015)
September 2015 NEWS from the NEST Finance & Accounting Edition Hot Jobs in Finance & Accounting Payroll Administrator in Edmonton Controller in Edmonton Payroll Coordinator in Calgary Senior Accountant in Calgary QUARTERLY JOB MARKET UPDATE The next Quarterly Job Market Update is scheduled for the October 2015 newsletter. Check out the July 2015 newsletter for … Continue reading News from the Nest – Finance & Accounting Edition (September 2015)
News from the Nest – IT Edition (September 2015)
September 2015 NEWS from the NEST IT Edition QUARTERLY JOB MARKET UPDATE The next Quarterly Job Market Update is scheduled for the October 2015 newsletter. Check out the July 2015 newsletter for the most recent update. IT Industry News August 2015 was an exceptionally slow month in the M&A space; however, there were two billion … Continue reading News from the Nest – IT Edition (September 2015)
Eagle’s President Named One of the World’s Most Influential Women in Staffing
Eagle Professional Resources (Eagle) is pleased to announce that the professional staffing company’s President and COO, Janis Grantham, was named this month in Staffing Industry Analysts’ first ever Global Power 100, Women in Staffing List.
IT Industry News – August 2015
August 2015 was an exceptionally slow month in the M&A space; however, there were two billion dollar deals. Symantec sold Veritas (which it paid $13.5 billion dollars for 10 years ago) to a group of investors for $8 billion. IBM also paid “big bucks”, shelling out $1 billion for Merge Healthcare. A small deal saw Calgary-based Above Security bought by Hitachi; Transcomos bought 30% of Vietnamese daily deals site Hotdeal; Freshdesk bought live-chat company 1Click; and PLDT bought ecommerce startup Paywhere. Other companies in the news were HTC for laying off 2,250 people and Lenovo who laid off 3,200 people. Both companies have been struggling in the hyper-competitive smartphone space. On the economic front, there is much debate about Canada’s latest “recession” following reports of two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth. Certainly the West is suffering because of the price of oil; however, Canada is still adding jobs and consumers are spending. There is no panic, but it certainly isn’t the US, which seems to be going from strength to strength. Almost every indicator there was positive again this month, and another 185,000 jobs added! (Note: By the time you read this the August figures may have been released, so bear in mind this update is based on July numbers released in August.)
News from the Nest: Finance & Accounting (Aug. 2015)
This month’s issue includes Eagle’s hottest Finance & Accounting jobs, top blog posts, and interesting articles like “Don’t Miss Your Next CFO Opportunity.”