BlackBerry announces Canadian data centre for AtHoc emergency communications platform


A networked crisis communications platform called AtHoc, acquired by BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) in September 2015, is now generally available to global customers concerned about regulatory developments over data sovereignty, hosted from its Canadian data centre. The AtHoc platform allows people, devices and organizations to exchange real-time crisis communications, focusing on emergency management, […]

Peace River, Alberta school board implements Scale Computing for IT modernization


While legacy IT departments struggle with bringing their infrastructure from the 20th into the 21st century, a particular set of challenges lies ahead outside the corporate sector, mainly in cash-strapped public sector or education IT departments. One method that has found rapid uptake is hyperconvergence, which collapses the various layers of virtualization software, management tools, […]

Korean enterprise IT company TmaxSoft opens Canadian headquarters in Mississauga

TmaxSoft Canada CEO and President Satya Sarangi

Korean enterprise infrastructure software provider TmaxSoft has announced its expansion into Canada with a Mississauga headquarters. TmaxSoft specializes in helping companies and organizations, including financial services, retail, government, utilities and telecommunications, using legacy technology make the transition to a fully digital and cloud-based way of conducting their operations, as well as providing middleware, database and […]

Ottawa’s Diablo Technologies Closes $19 million Series C round of funding


Ottawa’s Diablo Technologies has secured $19 million to close a Series C round of funding, led by new investor Israeli Cleantech Ventures (ICV), with an assist from Battery Ventures, BDC Capital, Celtic House, and Hasso Plattner Ventures. Diablo will use the money to expand sales, increase application support as well as research and development. “This […]

PwC Canada sees room for improvement in State of Information Security Survey


The 2016 Canadian edition of PwC’s Global State of Information Security Survey 2016 reveals that while Canadian companies match their global counterparts on the adoption of cloud-based cybersecurity services, detected cybersecurity incidents in Canada nonetheless increased dramatically. While it’s encouraging that Canadian business spending on safeguarding against cybersecurity threats has increased by 82% year over […]

Sandvine gets price target raise at Cormark

sandvine head office

A quarter in which the company declared a surprise dividend has Cormark analyst Richard Tse feeling bullish about Sandvine (TSX:SVC). Yesterday, Sandvine reported its fourth quarter and fiscal 2014 results. In the fourth quarter, the company earned $25.2-million on revenue of $35-million. “I am pleased to end Sandvine’s year with record quarterly revenue and order […]

University of Alberta researchers achieve data transfer land speed record

Dr. Paul Lu, Computer Science professor at the University of Alberta

Edmonton-based Obsidian Strategics Inc., in collaboration with researchers from the University of Alberta, managed to demonstrate a record-breaking data transfer speed of 928 MB/s at the Supercomputing 2015 (SC15) conference in Austin, Texas recently, using Canada’s National Research and Education Network. The conference, attended by more than 10,000 specialists from around the world, was the […]

Descartes Systems Group has more upside, says Industrial Alliance’s Abernethy


Shares of Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG, Nasdaq:DSGX) are up more than 30 per cent in 2015, but Industrial Alliance Securities analyst Blair Abernethy thinks the stock has room to grow. In a research report to clients today, Abernethy initiated coverage of Descartes with a “Buy” rating and one-year target price of $21.00, implying a return […]

IXmaps illustrates how your “local” data travels through the NSA’s jurisdiction


A new online database called IXmaps has gone live, put together by University of Toronto researchers and funded by the .CA Community Investment Program, to help Canadians understand how their data traffic moves, particularly how it moves through nodes in the United States and therefore under the jurisdiction of the U.S. National Security Agency. The […]

GaN Systems wins “Start-Up to Watch” Award at Global Semiconductor Alliance ceremony

GaN Systems CEO Jim Witham

Ottawa’s GaN Systems took home the “Start-Up to Watch” award at last week’s Global Semiconductor Alliance 2015 Awards Dinner Celebration, presented in front of an audience of over 1,400 executives in Santa Clara, California. Based in Ottawa with offices in the UK, Germany, Japan and the U.S., GaN Systems manufactures a range of Gallium Nitride […]