Mobile technology and social media usage has become a fixture in our private lives. So, it would stand to reason that eventually, these two integral parts of modern society would make their way into the business world. Avanade, the business technology solutions and managed services provider, recently published a survey that points to the effect of mobility and social media usage on the businesspeople that purchase technology for their companies. The study found that consumerization has put more power in the hands of these buyers, and sellers must offer superior customer service or risk losing out to the competition.
Last week, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released the results of a study it conducted in August 2013 to determine how businesses understand and manage information risk at a time when big data and cloud are at the forefront of business operations.
The IT sector is facing a skills shortage, and IBM is here to help. The company announced this week that it will contribute a multi-million dollar private cloud to post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia. The system is the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada and will provide the schools with a shared computing platform that will allow them to collaborate on new curricula and research.
Hitachi Solutions announced today the acquisition of Canadian consulting firm Ideaca. The acquisition bolsters Hitachi Solutions’ position in the Canadian market, by expanding its services and industry offerings.
Scalar Decisions, a Canadian IT solutions integrator, has been named NetApp’s Partner of the Year for Central Canada for the second consecutive year.
BlackBerry announced today that it has released version 10.2 of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES10), an enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution, to its BES10 customers for testing.