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IT Industry News – May 2016

May 2016 saw some M&A activity, with the largest deal seeing HPE merge its services arm with CSC. In another large deal, Vista Equity Partners is acquiring customer service and marketing cloud provider Marketo. Other big names making deals included Oracle, Google, Infor, and ARM. Microsoft ended an unhappy period by divesting its feature phone business to FIH mobile and GoDaddy picked up cloud-based phone company FreedomVoice. New Signature picked up another Microsoft solution provider, Dot Net Solutions; and Edmonton based F12.Net bought Calgary-based professional services company XCEL. Other companies in the news included Apple who invested into the Chinese “Uber” and Microsoft announced another 1,850 job cuts related to its mobile phone business. One security report suggests that two thirds of large businesses have suffered cyberattacks and another IDC report suggests the big data and analytics market will expand by 50% over the next 4 years.

News from the Nest (May 2016)

This month’s issue features Eagle’s IT Industry News update, top blog posts including “5 Rate Negotiation Mistakes Independent Contractors Sometimes Make” and “Give Help Unconditionally”, plus more favourites articles we recently came across.

Eagle CEO Ranks on W100

Our Toronto Office Has Moved!

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.