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Espial Group is on a roll, Haywood says

A new order for Espial Group (TSX:ESP) has Haywood Securities analyst Pardeep Sangha raising his price target on the stock. On Wednesday, Espial announced it had reached a deal with an unnamed North American cable operator with more than one-million video subscribers. “We’re pleased to have ano ...

PenderFund Capital’s Dave Barr shares three top picks for 2018

If you were to sum up the media portrayal of the average tech company’s journey, it’d go something like this: two geeks in a garage create the new “thing” that everyone’s gonna want on their phones or in their homes. They relocate to an office, start scaling up and get bought by Google in ...

Some quick reflections on the current tech M&A market

We’re just a few weeks into 2018 and have already completed three portfolio exits: @Mattermark (by @FullContact), @MemoAIHQ (by @coinbase), and @GoPike13 (by $CSU.ca). This is a good time to share some observations about the current state of the tech M&A market – both specific insights from the ...

Toronto startup Cybeats raises capital with iNovia to create “immune system” for IoT devices

Cybeats CEO Dmitry Raidman In the ongoing war between hackers and those charged with defending our ever-more connected devices and systems, artificial intelligence is fast becoming the new battleground. Cybercrime in Canada is costing businesses a reported three to five billion dollars a year, in ...

Five security gaps in hybrid IT

Canadian CIOs are increasingly moving more workloads to the cloud, particularly now that Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) have data centres here. That’s in part why IDC Canada forecasts that managed cloud services spending in Canada will grow from US$1 ...

Marketing Technology is Making Marketers Lazy and Ineffective

As digital marketing becomes more powerful and marketing automation pounds away at our inboxes, it feels like marketing is struggling to make an impact. Marketing technology is turning marketing into a game of digital bombardment. You barely touch someone’s Website and an email immediately asks ...

Marketing Technology is Making Marketers Lazy and Ineffective

As digital marketing becomes more powerful and marketing automation pounds away at our inboxes, it feels like marketing is struggling to make an impact. Marketing technology is turning marketing into a game of digital bombardment. You barely touch someone’s Website and an email immediately asks ...

Three Canadian tech stocks analysts think will rise in 2018

Haywood Securities analyst Pardeep Sangha thinks Espial Group has 62% upside. 2017 was another great year for Canada’s tech sector as it continued to erase memories of a time when the sector was a distant second fiddle to the mining and metals sector. “It’s all pushing in the right directio ...

Espial Group’s platform is validated by the Eastlink order, Haywood says

A new order for Espial Group (TSX:ESP) is just what the doctor ordered, says Haywood analyst Pardeep Sangha. On Wednesday, Espial announced that high-speed internet and digital television provider Eastlink would adopt the former’s cloud-based SaaS platform. Eastlink is the largest privately-owne ...

How TMX group steered its HCM cloud transition

Perhaps it’s because the organization lives and breaths line graph visualizations every day, because it wasn’t until he charted out the TMX Group’s future roadmap with its on-premises human capital management (HCM) software that Frank DiLiso, vice-president of corporate finance and administra ...