Cloud Computing Trends for 2014

Cloud computing has experienced an exponential rise over the past few years. To be precise, by the end of the year 2013, almost 60% of small to medium sized

Source: www.technology-in-business.net

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A startup nation focused on Waterloo Region: Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Waterloo Region is the best place in Canada to start a business, making it a natural choice for entrepreneurial immigrants. Immigration was the subject of a roundtable discussion the minister held at the Hub with some of the region’s technology leaders. The first of its kind in the world, the Start-up Visa Program enables immigrant entrepreneurs to connect with private-sector organizations working with startups.

Source: www.communitech.ca

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BlackBerry forms business unit to hold patent portfolio, innovative tech assets

BlackBerry Ltd. has created a new business unit that will combine some of its most innovative technology. The new unit, to be called BlackBerry Technology Solutions, will include the Waterloo company’s QNX division (embedded software), Project Ion (Internet of Things applications), Certicom (cryptography applications), RF antenna tuning and its patent portfolio.

Source: www.therecord.com

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Desire2Learn ‘just getting warmed up’ with $85M Series B round

Kitchener-based Desire2Learn has closed an $85-million Series B investment round as its global footprint in educational technology grows at an ever-quicker pace. With more than 1,100 clients and about 15 million learners already using its product, Baker predicts only more growth ahead as learning becomes more personalized and spreads beyond educational institutions and into workplaces.

Source: www.communitech.ca

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Music Festivals And More In Waterloo Region This Summer

With festivals featuring practically every genre of music, the Waterloo Region is bursting with dozens of live entertainment options this summer. The Waterloo Region, is quickly becoming known across the country for its live arts scene, specifically the many family friendly and free music festivals that have gained international recognition over the years….

Source: www.exchangemagazine.com

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BlackBerry closes chapter on restructuring process: Chen

‘Barring any unexpected downturns in the market, we will be adding head count in certain areas such as product development, sales and customer service, beginning in modest numbers,’ CEO says in internal memo (RT @lisadrewradio: Waterloo’s BlackBerry…

Source: www.theglobeandmail.com

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Landing a big one

Sysco Corporation has opened a new sales support centre in a former BlackBerry building on Phillip Street. Sysco, a Fortune 100 company that generated more than $44 billion in sales in 2013, is recognized as a global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, hospitals, schools and others involved in meal preparation.

Source: www.waterloochronicle.ca

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