HP: Cyber-attacks set to become more targeted in 2021

  Cybersecurity predictions for 2021 show the ripple effect of COVID-19 is likely to continue, leading to a rise in thread hijacking, whaling and human-operated ransomware HP today released its 2021 predictions on how security threats – such as human-operated ransomware, thread hijacking, unintentional insider threats, business email compromise and whaling attacks – are set […]

Latest B2B News: Actifio, Shoprunner, Gardaworld consolidation

B2B News: Mergers and Acquisitions Report for December 4, 2020 Google has acquired Actifio. Actifio is a developer of data backup and disaster recovery (DR). Virtual copies of data in their original format can be managed scenarios like development and testing. The purchase is a demonstration of Google Cloud’s plan to assist enterprises in protecting […]

Crabbier coworkers during the pandemic? Here are some experts’ solutions.

Work-Based Conflict during Covid-19:  Two Experts Weigh in on the Causes and the Solutions   In 2020 even workplace conflict has gone remote. Connecting to our workplaces from our home offices has done nothing to reduce workplace conflict. As a result conflict resolution and mediation consultants are seeing an uptick in the number of enterprises […]

Brightpearl’s digital operations platform to enable Shopify

Brightpearl is today announcing it will power the growth of Shopify’s recently launched collection of retail hardware, which includes a redesigned Tap & Chip Reader, as well as the Dock and Retail Stand, to offer a more comprehensive solution for brick-and-mortar retailers. Shopify is now employing Brightpearl’s retailer-first digital operations platform to automate and support the fulfillment and distribution of new hardware […]

B2B News for December 3: Salesforce + Slack, Intelsat; MiddleGround Capital

Salesforce will acquire Slack for $27.7 billion. Slack shareholders will be paid $26.79 in cash and 0.0776 shares of Salesforce common stock for each of their shares. This represents an enterprise value of approximately $27.7 billion in consideration of Salesforce’s common stock price at closing on November 30, 2020. Media report: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/01/technology/salesforce-slack-deal.html Salesforce press release: […]

Equifax Announces Sue Hutchison as New President of Canadian Business

Equifax announced today that Sue Hutchison will be the company’s new Canadian business leader. Hutchison joined the company as the new Canada Region President, effective November 30. “Sue brings strong expertise in lending and digital payments through her experience in FinTech and Financial Services,” said John Hartman, President of Equifax International.  “Her breadth of knowledge […]

Benevity Launches the “Dear 2020 Challenge” Aiming to Achieve 3 Million Acts of Goodness in December

Benevity and its client companies — including First Tech, Jacobs, Mortenson, Zoom Video Communications and more — aim to take back 2020 with a collaborative grassroots movement to encourage giving, volunteering and positive action Benevity, Inc., provider of global corporate purpose software, launched the Dear 2020 Challenge today to coincide with GivingTuesday, activating more than 600 […]

B2B News: ServiceNow to Acquire AI Pioneer Element AI

ServiceNow to establish an AI Innovation Hub in Canada   Element AI Co-founder, Dr. Yoshua Bengio, winner of the 2018 Turing Award, will serve as a technical advisor for ServiceNow    ServiceNow announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Element AI, it’s fourth recent acquisition in the AI space. Element AI will  enhance ServiceNow’s  intelligent workflow […]

B2B News: Business to Business Payments Report (Canada) 2020 Now Available

The Business to Business Payments report Canada 2020, now available from Research and Markets, is a comprehensive review of the business expense payment and acceptance preferences of over 1,400 businesses in Canada. Looking at key drivers, barriers to payment types and opportunities for financial service providers, this report provides financial institutions with unique data driven […]

AppDynamics Appoints Rebecca Leach as Country Manager for Canada

AppDynamics, part of Cisco, the world’s #1 Application Performance Monitoring (APM) solution and full-stack, business centric observability platform, has appointed Rebecca Leach as Country Manager for Canada. AppDynamics has been vocal about its interest in the Canadian market and sees this as an exciting opportunity to help Canadian enterprises with their digital transformation journey. With […]

Finbold: Sovereign Wealth Funds investment in SPACs skyrockets by 2,500% in 2020

Data acquired by Finbold.com indicates that direct investments in Special Purpose Companies by Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWF) have spiked by 2,532.35% YOY. As of November 24, 2020, the investment stood at $1.79 billion. In 2019, the figure was $68 million, an increase of 240% from the 2018 investment of $20 million. In 2017, the investment […]

Goodlawyer Launches New $49/mo Legal Services Subscription

SERVICE TO SUPPORT SPECIFIC LEGAL NEEDS OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS ACROSS CANADA   Goodlawyer, an online platform that provides affordable, on-demand legal solutions for individuals and small businesses, announced the launch of Goodlawyer Pro, a new subscription service offering entrepreneurs legal services, unlimited access to legal advice and customizable legal documents, for a flat rate […]

“Oh, it’s a total Slack attack”: Chris Schermer’s Post-Covid Tech Reality

Chris Schermer was recently elected the 2021 chair of MAGNET and runs Minnesota’s SCHERMER. This is the third in our post pandemic tech questionnaire series; read April Dunford’s and Kal Irani’s. Name: Chris Schermer Website: www.schermer.co (not .com) What you did before the pandemic: Founder + President, SCHERMER, a Minnesota-based, globally-focused B2B Marketing agency. What you […]

Gatik Deploys Canada’s First Autonomous Delivery Fleet with Loblaw; Announces $25 million raise

Gatik, an autonomous technology company deploying autonomous vehicles for B2B short-haul middle-mile logistics, today announced a multi-year partnership with Loblaw Companies to deploy a fleet of autonomous delivery vehicles in Toronto, Ontario. The autonomous vehicle company also announces $25 million in VC funding. Beginning in January, Gatik will provide Loblaw with a safe, reliable, contactless delivery solution for transporting […]

Public Safety Canada launches new program, website to address mistaken no-fly issues

An online portal for travellers mistakenly placed on the Canadian no-fly list officially launched today. Inclusion on the no-fly list by error has been an ongoing problem for business and leisure travellers in Canada for years and the redress system is intended to make these headaches go away. To address issues of similar names and […]

Bynder Announces Salesforce Cloud Integration

Note: we’ll have an interview with Brad Kofoed, Bynder VP, about this integration, in the next ten days.  Bynder announced today its Connector for Salesforce Marketing Cloud, currently live on the Salesforce AppExchange. The integration is intended to empower customers to bring their marketing campaigns to market faster, with ready-to-use content marketing assets directly available […]