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Tech Bytes: December's Major Canadian ICT Industry News

Monday, December 21, 2009
  • December 23, 2009 - MITEL plans to launch a US$230 million IPO on the NYSE
  • December 18, 2009 - NORTEL completes sale of Enterprise Solutions business to Avaya for US$900 million
  • December 17, 2009 - RESEARCH IN MOTION announces 2010 Q3 results; year-to-date revenues up 43 per cent
  • December 17, 2009 - ENGHOUSE SYSTEMS releases fiscal 2009 figures; 2009 revenues increase 48 per cent compared to 2008
  • December 15, 2009 - COUNTERPATH reports second quarter fiscal 2010 financial results
  • December 11, 2009 - MAXIMIZER SOFTWARE obtains approval from shareholders and courts to go private
  • December 10, 2009 - WI-LAN announces financial results for fiscal 2009; sales up 32 per cent year-over-year
  • December 8, 2009 - ACTUATE announces acquisition of XENOS for approximately US$35.5 million
  • December 8, 2009 - NORTEL completes sale of Next Generation Packet Core components to Hitachi for US$10 million
  • December 8, 2009 - MITEC TELECOM releases fiscal 2010 second quarter results
  • December 7, 2009 - CONSTELLATION SOFTWARE announces acquisition of Tailored Business Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of VillageEDOCS
  • December 4, 2009 - ZARLINK SEMICONDUCTOR announces new additions to its executive team
  • December 4, 2009 - RDM reports fiscal 2009 results; revenues down 8 per cent compared to 2008
  • December 4, 2009 - AIRIQ announces apppointment of Interim President & CEO
  • December 3, 2009 - ABSOLUTE SOFTWARE acquires LANrev product suite from Pole Position Software for approximately US$12 million
  • December 3, 2009 - CYTIVA releases Q3 fiscal 2009 results; 14 per cent year-to-date growth
  • December 2, 2009 - PROTUS purchases assets from Packatel Internet Fax Service
  • December 2, 2009 - NORTEL obtains approval for its sale of Optimal Networking and Carrier Ethernet businesses to Cienna and for its sale of GSM/GSM-R businesses to Ericsson and Kapsch
  • December 2, 2009 - DESCARTES releases Q3 2010 financial results; year-to-date sales up 9 per cent compared to fiscal 2009
  • December 2, 2009 - VERB EXCHANGE releases fiscal 2009 Q3 results, year-to-date revenues up 59 per cent
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Tech Bytes: November's Major Canadian ICT Industry News

Monday, November 23, 2009
  • November 25, 2009 - TIO NETWORKS announces fiscal 2009 results; revenues rise 34 per cent year-over-year
  • November 25, 2009 - REDKNEE releases Q4 and full fiscal 2009 financials; sales increase 5 per cent
  • November 25, 2009 - RADIANT COMMUNICATIONS announces third quarter 2009 financials
  • November 25, 2009 - NORTEL finalizes auction of substantially all of the global assets of its GSM/GSM-R business to Ericsson and Kapsch
  • November 25, 2009 - QUORUM releases Q3 FY2009 financials
  • November 25, 2009 - MARCH NETWORKS announces second quarter fiscal 2010 financials
  • November 24, 2009 - MKS announces second quarter fiscal 2010 results
  • November 23, 2009 - NORTEL auctions off substantially all of its Optical Networking and Carrier Ethernet businesses to Ciena
  • November 23, 2009 - ATLANTIS reports third quarter 2009 financial results
  • November 23, 2009 - WELLPOINT SYSTEMS reports Q3 2009 financial figures
  • November 23, 2009 - NIGHTINGALE reports fiscal 2010 second quarter results
  • November 19, 2009 - QHR TECHNOLOGIES announces Q3 2009 results
  • November 17, 2009 - COREL's directors approve US$4.00 per share tender offer; Corel to become of private entity
  • November 16, 2009 - NORTEL reports 2009 Q3 results
  • November 16, 2009 - REDLINE COMMUNICATIONS reports Q3 2009 results and announces management changes
  • November 13, 2009 - HEMISPHERE GPS announces 2009 Q3 financials
  • November 12, 2009 - BCE reports 2009 third quarter results
  • November 12, 2009 - GUEST-TEK releases Q2 2010 financials
  • November 12, 2009 - INTRINSYC SOFTWARE reports third quarter 2009 financial results
  • November 12, 2009 - NSTEIN TECHNOLOGIES announces 2009 Q3 results
  • November 12, 2009 - WEBTECH WIRELESS reports Q3 2009 financials
  • November 12, 2009 - VECIMA NETWORKS reports fiscal 2010 Q1 results
  • November 11, 2009 - BELZBERG TECHNOLOGIES releases third quarter 2009 financial results
  • November 11, 2009 - CAE reports second quarter results for fiscal 2010
  • November 10, 2009 - COMPUTER MODELLING GROUP announces first quarter 2010 results
  • November 10, 2009 - SIRIT reports Q3 2009 financial results
  • November 10, 2009 - CYBERPLEX announces Q3 2010 financials
  • November 10, 2009 - MEDIAGRIF releases Q2 fiscal 2010 results
  • November 9, 2009 - QHR TECHNOLOGIES announces acquisition of Clinicare
  • November 9, 2009 - CGI reports fiscal 2009 results; revenue up 3 per cent
  • November 9, 2009 - MATRIKON reports fiscal year 2009 results; revenue falls 8 per cent
  • November 9, 2009 - AXIA NETMEDIA releases Q1 fiscal 2010 financials
  • November 6, 2009 - TELUS releases third quarter 2009 figures
  • November 6, 2009 - TERAGO announces third quarter 2009 results
  • November 5, 2009 - BURNTSAND releases third quarter 2009 financials
  • November 5, 2009 - NORSAT INTERNATIONAL releases Q3 2009 financial figures
  • November 5, 2009 - BRIDGEWATER SYSTEMS releases third quarter fiscal 2009 financials
  • November 5, 2009 - MTS Allstream announced 2009 third quarter results
  • November 5, 2009 - DDS WIRELESS releases Q3 2009 results
  • November 5, 2009 - SMTC Manufacturing releases third quarter 2009 results
  • November 4, 2009 - RUGGEDCOM reports Q2 fiscal 2010 financials
  • November 4, 2009 - ABSOLUTE SOFTWARE reports first quarter fiscal 2010 results
  • November 4, 2009 - ICRON reports third quarter 2009 results
  • November 4, 2009 - CRITICALCONTROL announces fiscal 2009 third quarter financial results
  • November 3, 2009 - CRITICALCONTROL acquires GAS Analytical Service for US$10M
  • November 2, 2009 - CONSTELLATION SOFTWARE completes acquisition of Public Transit Solutions segment from Continental AG
  • November 2, 2009 - ENGHOUSE SYSTEMS completes acquisition of Pulse Voice
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What I've Learned: Michael Murphy

Monday, November 23, 2009

In a special edition of ‘What I’ve Learned’, Branham sat down with Michael Murphy, Vice President and General Manager of Symantec Canada, to discuss some of the lessons and experiences that he has learned during his career in Canada’s IT security sector. The following statements summarize some of the key points Mr. Murphy would like to pass along to the Branham300 community. 

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Branham300 Company Spotlight: Symantec Canada

Monday, November 23, 2009

SymantecSince its inception, the fundamental goal of the Branham300 has been to raise the profile of the Canadian ICT industry, identify its leaders, as well as illustrate the depth and breadth of innovative technology that is offered by Canadian ICT organizations on a national and international stage. In addition, the Branham300 also recognizes the leading foreign multinationals that maintain operations within Canada on its Top 25 IT Multinational Companies listing. Established leaders in the global marketplace, these firms make a significant contribution to the Canadian economy, and more specifically the Canadian ICT industry, by creating employment, encouraging innovation and stimulating growth.  

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Tech Bytes: October's Major Canadian ICT Industry News

Thursday, October 29, 2009
  • October 28, 2009 - MDA reports third quarter 2009 results
  • October 28, 2009 - SIERRA WIRELESS reports Q3 2009 results
  • October 28, 2009 - ZARLINK releases second quarter fiscal 2010 results
  • October 27, 2009 - ROGERS releases third quarter financial results
  • October 27, 2009 - OPEN TEXT reports first quarter 2010 financials
  • October 26, 2009 - WEBTECH WIRELESS completes acquisition of Grey Island Systems
  • October 26, 2009 - SANGOMA TECHNOLOGIES releases full fiscal 2009 financial results
  • October 26, 2009 - NORTEL agrees to sale of certain assets to Hitachi, Ltd. for US$10M
  • October 26, 2009 - VERSATILE SYSTEMS reports first quarter 2010 results
  • October 23, 2009 - SHAW COMMUNICATIONS releases fiscal 2009 results
  • October 23, 2009 - UNISERVE COMMUNICATIONS appoints new CEO
  • October 22, 2009 - CELESTICA announces Q3 results
  • October 21, 2009 - AXIA releases results for fiscal 2009
  • October 19, 2009 - AASTRA reports third quarter 2009 financial results
  • October 15, 2009 - DRAGONWAVE begins trading on the NASDAQ
  • October 15, 2009 - OSI GEOSPATIAL reports third quarter 2009 results
  • October 15, 2009 - GUESTLOGIX reports record figures in Q3 2009
  • October 13, 2009 - EXFO reports year-end results for fiscal 2009
  • October 8, 2009 - DRAGONWAVE announces Q2 results for fiscal 2010
  • October 7, 2009 - NORTEL to sell optical networking and carrier ethernet businesses
  • October 7, 2009 - FIRAN TECHNOLOGY GROUP announces financial results for Q3 2009
  • October 2, 2009 - CRITICALCONTROL SOLUTIONS acquires Southport Data Systems
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Branham300 Company Spotlight: GFI Solutions Group

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

GFISince its inception, the fundamental goal of the Branham300 has been to raise the profile of the Canadian ICT industry, identify its leaders, as well as illustrate the depth and breadth of innovative technology that is offered by Canadian ICT organizations on a national and international stage. Each month, the Branham300 NOW newsletter will profile an industry leader in an effort to bring well deserved exposure to organizations that are catalysts of growth within the Canadian ICT industry.

This month Branham profiled GFI Solutions Group - an innovative leader within the Canadian ICT Industry. Since first appearing on the Branham300 in the 2007 Edition, the Information Technology and e-business solutions provider has expanded at a feverish pace, boosting revenues by approximately 170 per cent over the past three years, most recently ranking in the 62nd spot on the 2009 Edition of the Branham300. The following profile highlights GFI Solutions Group's past and present accomplishments and its plans for the future. 

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What I've Learned: Gilles Létourneau

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Each month Branham Group will interview a chief executive of a leading Canadian ICT company, industry association, or government agency. This month, Branham sat down with Gilles Létourneau, President and Chief Executive Officer of GFI Solutions Group Inc., to talk about his 25 years of experience in the information technology industry in Canada. The following statements summarize some of the key experiences and lessons that Mr. Létourneau has learned throughout his career that he would like to pass along to the Branham300 community. 

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Tech Bytes: September's Major Canadian ICT Industry News

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  • MTS ALLSTREAM acquires Montreal-based VisionIP in an effort to expand operations in Quebec
  • NORTEL obtains court ordered approval for sale of Enterprise Solutions business for US$900 million
  • NORTEL plans sale of assets of its Carrier Networks business
  • TELUS acquires national imaging and digital retailer Black's Photo Corporation
  • CGI shoots down buyout speculation and states that it plans to spend up to $2 billion in expansion
  • CONSTELLATION SOFTWARE acquires business units from MediSolution and Continental AG
  • COREL announces the appointment of new Chief Financial Officer
  • MATRIKON acquires Australian integration and automation company
  • VERSATILE SYSTEMS announces fiscal-year 2009 results: revenues fall 17 per cent
  • AXIA NETMEDIA releases full-year fiscal 2009 financial figures: revenues rise 9 per cent
  • ZENTRA COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES announces the acquisition of ITVertigo
  • RUGGEDCOM acquires broadband wireless technology company WiNetworks
  • RADIALPOINT announces appointment of new President & CEO
  • MITEC TELECOM announces intent to acquire unnamed telecom equipment provider
  • OSI GEOSPATIAL announced resignation of CFO
  • DRAGONWAVE announces $100-million stock offering and listing on the Nasdaq exchange
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What I've Learned: Don Smith

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Each month Branham Group will interview a chief executive of a leading Canadian ICT company, industry association, or government agency. This month, Branham sat down with Don Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Mitel, to talk about his 30-plus years in the information technology industry in Canada and abroad. The following statements summarize some of the key lessons that Mr. Smith has learned throughout his career that he would like to pass along to the Branham300 community. 

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Branham300 Company Spotlight: Mitel

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

MitelSince its inception, the fundamental goal of the Branham300 has been to raise the profile of the Canadian ICT industry, identify its leaders, as well as illustrate the depth and breadth of innovative technology that is offered by Canadian ICT organizations on a national and international stage. Each month, the Branham300 NOW newsletter will profile an industry leader in an effort to bring well deserved exposure to organizations that are catalysts of growth within the Canadian ICT industry.

This month Branham profiled Mitel an innovative leader within the Canadian ICT Industry. Over the past three-year period the communications solutions company has experienced tremendous growth as it strives to reach the billion-dollar revenue mark, most recently landing in the 14th position on the 2009 edition of the Branham300. The following profile highlights Mitel’s past and present accomplishments and its plans for the future.  

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