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Got a booth at Dreamforce? You might be doing it wrong, veterans advise

When G2 Crowd's executive chairman Godard Abel attended his first Dreamforce conference in the mid-aughts, it was only 400 enthusiastic Salesforce.com customers. Now some describe it as the Super Bowl of the cloud

Published on: November 1st, 2017 Brian Jackson

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

Published on: October 30th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Now we know where Twitter Canada’s Rory Capern went

Pelmorex Corp. has added yet another impressive Canadian tech talent to its team. Google Canada’s vice president and managing director Sam Sebastian joined the weather and media company at the end of July,

Published on: October 30th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Twitter has been overstating the size of its user base since 2014

Twitter Inc. has admitted to incorrectly reporting its single most important metric, monthly active users (MAUs), for nearly three years. To the social media icon's credit, this admission wasn't the result of an

Published on: October 26th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry launches new cybersecurity consulting service for people, privacy, assets… and cars

BlackBerry Ltd. might not be the force it once was in the mobility space, but if there's one aspect of its business in which the company has maintained a sterling reputation, it's security.

Published on: October 25th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

New Avaya Canada president looks to change the culture

TORONTO – November 15 will be an important date in Avaya’s history. On that day Avaya employees, partners and customers will learn the company’s fate as they expect to leave Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Published on: October 20th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

PM Trudeau pitches Canadian cities for second Amazon HQ, dissenting voices speak up

Amazon announced its intentions to build a second headquarters location just a few weeks ago, and the sweepstakes are heating up as the deadline to submit bids ends at midnight on Oct. 19.

Published on: October 19th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Samsung Electronics CEO announces resignation

The CEO and vice chair of Samsung Electronics Ltd. announced Friday that he plans to step down, deepening a potential leadership vacuum at the tech giant even as profits are soaring. Kwon Oh-hyun,

Published on: October 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

New head of Google Canada named

Three months after its former leader stepped down, the Canadian arm of Google Inc. has officially named its new country director. Sabrina Geremia, who had served as Google Canada's interim leader since former

Published on: October 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Shopify issues statement following allegations that up to 90% of customers aren’t legitimate

Shopify Inc. appears to have responded to allegations that up to 90 per cent of its customers may not be legitimate companies. The Ottawa-based tech darling issued a 156-word statement through its Investor

Published on: October 5th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

HPE restructuring has major Canadian leadership impact

Charlie Atkinson is no longer the President and Managing Director of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Canada. Sources have confirmed to ITBusiness.ca that Atkinson, a 17-year veteran of HP and the executive who led HPE Canada after

Published on: October 3rd, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

NetApp Insight delayed by Las Vegas shooter

LAS VEGAS - NetApp Insight, the multinational storage and data management company's annual conference scheduled to begin Oct. 2 and run through Oct. 5 at Las Vegas's Mandalay Bay, has been delayed after

Published on: October 2nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry’s software and services division posts record revenue, but shares still down

After putting a positive spin on missed expectations in its last quarter, BlackBerry Ltd. is once again framing its latest results as evidence of being back on track. On Thursday the Waterloo, Ont.-based

Published on: September 28th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Equifax CEO retires in wake of breach

Equifax CEO Richard Smith has become the latest casualty of the company’s huge and mis-handled data breach. The company announced this morning that Smith has joined the CIO and CISO in leaving the

Published on: September 26th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Alibaba-linked Alipay platform expands its Canadian footprint

TORONTO - Alipay has significantly expanded its Canadian footprint, thanks to a new partnership with SnapPay Inc. that the Chinese online payment platform, related to but separate from Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba, announced

Published on: September 26th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood