IT Services

Telus to purchase U.S.-based Xavient Information Systems for $250M USD

Telus Corp. is reversing the usual Canadian position in international acquisitions and buying a California-based company. The Vancouver-based telecommunications giant announced Monday that it was purchasing Simi Valley, Calif.-based business process and IT services provider Xavient Information Syst ...

How will Artificial Intelligence affect the incumbent enterprise software industry?

Editors Note: This is Part Three of a special feature is brought to you courtesy Industrial Alliance Securities and analyst Blair Abernethy. It will run in multiple parts over the next two weeks in Cantech Letter. For part one and to read disclaimers click here. For part two click here. What are ...

Preparing for data disasters

Only a few years ago, conversations around the importance of data backup focused on natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey. These days, we’re still worried about hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding, and wildfires, but discussions about threats to data security more often turn to cyber attacks, equ ...

VMware modernizing data centres with new software updates

LAS VEGAS – VMware has been busy with new announcements at its annual VMWorld convention, being held in Las Vegas from Aug. 28 to 30, with its latest focusing on updating data centres. The company has unveiled new releases for its VMware Integrated OpenStack and VMware vRealize Network Insight  ...

Modernizing manufacturing through digital transformation

Digital disruption – and transformation – is coming slowly to the Canadian manufacturing industry. So slow, in fact, that more than 40% of manufacturers have not even begun planning for digital projects [read more on that here]. But change is coming. Because, well, it has to. In fact, to prepar ...

Dumming it Up

For more than 25 years, people have turned to For Dummies guides for help understanding everything from football, lawn care and auto repair to nuclear physics, parenting and personal investing. Thanks to an IBM limited edition of the distinctive black and yellow resource book, the same, friendly fo ...

CIRA tailors DNS filtering solution to Canadian education sector

Information security directors at Canadian school boards, colleges and universities looking to improve the cyber security posture of their facilities at a reasonable cost are being pitched a new domain filtering system by the country’s .ca registry. The Canadian Internet Registry Authority (CIRA) ...

Empowering with Advanced Solutions

If there is one constant in the world of business today, it’s change. While for the great and successful companies of yesteryear the plan for success involved securing the top spot and leveraging a hard-won reputation to stay there, the formula has changed. In 2017, successful enterprises don’t ...

CenturyLink expands SAP offers with Intent-Based Data Center Solutions from Cisco

CenturyLink is one of the top 3 SAP IT Services companies in the world.  They have over 60 Data Centers globally, including 3 here in Canada. Most recently, they opened their newest Data Center in Markham, a Tier III Uptime Certified site with over 100,000 sq/ft of space. Leaders flock together, s ...

CGI Group set to transform itself with IP and Digital, says National Bank Financial

A decade-long outperformance may have masked potential headwinds at CGI Group (TSX:GIB.A, NYSE:GIB), but National Bank Financial analyst Richard Tse says the company is in the midst of a quiet transition that will keep it at the cutting edge. In a research update to clients today, Tse maintained h ...