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  • 20 Jan 2100 2:58 PM | YTA Admin (Administrator)
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  • 29 Feb 2016 9:15 AM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    On February 25, 2016, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa tabled the province’s fiscal 2016–17 budget.

    The Grant Thornton summary further outlines the government’s focus on the 12-year plan for approximately $160 billion of investments in public infrastructure, as well as the $13 billion that has been earmarked for investments in capital assets, including roads, bridges, public transit, hospitals and schools. 

    http://www.grantthornton.ca/services/tax for further insight..

  • 25 Feb 2016 1:31 PM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    The Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games were a big success with athletes, fans, and spectators alike. The Games brought a large volume of people to the Toronto area and an even larger amount of web traffic to the official website. Carbon60 Networks was selected as the managed hosting provider as we were able to guarantee a smooth and secure website experience for global visitors. By partnering with Akamai Solutions, Carbon60 was able to deliver a record-breaking hosting experience that was enjoyed by millions of people globally who were keeping up with the excitement around the clock.

    Some of the challenges we overcame while hosting the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games website included:

    ·         Serving over 1 million visitors per day

    ·         Supporting a peak of 22,000 requests per second

    ·         Ensuring a Sub-Two-Second global response time

    To learn more about the successful online delivery of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games website, get the case study here.

  • 16 Feb 2016 10:19 AM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    OpenStack is the gold standard for cloud computing.Jonathan Le Lous, VP Cloud Infrastructure and Business Development at Savoir-faire Linux, is a leader in theFrench OpenStack community and an active speaker and organizer in the Montreal OpenStack community. Rather than starting another group in Toronto we approached the local OpenStack community to revive their meetups, and Jonathan will talk this month about OpenStack deployments in Canada.

  • 16 Feb 2016 10:17 AM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

     

    Odoo Meetup (the community-driven ERP)

    Maxime Chambreuil, co-founder and Board member of the Odoo Community Association, is organizing a second session of this monthly meetup on open source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). We are inviting everyone to consider joining this community. It’s an open group and everyone who valuable thoughts and/or knowledge to share about Odoo and ERPs is welcome to contribute.

    Please check and register also our community website (http://odoo.ca) where you will find more information and resources about Odoo and the organizers.

  • 04 Feb 2016 11:08 AM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    The Dept of Homeland Security, State Dept & US Chamber of Commerce have partnered with North of 41 for the 1st ever US-Canada Cross Border Hackathon.  The purpose of the hackathon is to create APIs that will integrate in a mobile app or web application to streamline the importing and exporting of goods between Canada and the US. Amazon, IBM, Salesforce and Microsoft are North of 41's corporate partners with this event.  

    There will be over $15,000 in prizes for the winning teams.

    Don't miss out on this unique event

    RSVP here: https://crossborderhackathontoronto.splashthat.com/


  • 01 Feb 2016 1:14 PM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    2016 Branham300 deadline extended

    To give participants a little more time to complete the application, we have extended the deadline to Monday, February 29th.

    The Branham300 is the premiere listing of Canada's top public and private ICT companies, ranked by revenue. The list also tracks the top ICT multinationals operating in Canada plus Up and Comers, those young Canadian companies Branham thinks will be big hits soon.

    Please click here to begin your B300 application.

    Thank you very much. These lists are built on participants like you, and they exist to serve and promote the ICT sector in Canada.


  • 21 Jan 2016 10:48 AM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    Web giant Amazon announced it will open a data centre for its AWS cloud services in Montreal – the first such data centre outside the U.S. in North America.

    AWS, which stands for Amazon Web Services, offers a suite of computer services for businesses delivered over the Internet, like data storage and analytics.

    In a corporate blog post, the company said the data centre will be carbon-neutral.

    The Quebec government and local entrepreneurs have for years promoted the province as an attractive location for data centres. They cite cheap and plentiful hydroelectric power and the cold climate as ideal for cooling heat-generating server farms. For further details please go to: 

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/amazon-aws-montral-data-center-1.3405616


  • 21 Jan 2016 10:37 AM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    Modern telecommunications services, in particular broadband Internet, play an important role in the lives of Canadians. By completing this short survey, you are helping the Canadian Radiotelevision and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) examine which telecommunications services Canadians consider necessary to participate in the digital economy. The CRTC is an independent agency of the Government of Canada responsible for regulating Canada's communication system.

    We are asking Canadians to respond to this survey in terms of their own personal use of telecommunications services at home. It should take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

    Your participation in the study is voluntary and completely confidential and your responses will remain anonymous.

    CRTC Telecomm Survey_Printed_Questionnaire_-_EN.DOC.pdf 


  • 09 Dec 2015 8:35 AM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    To read more on the Liberal Tax Platform and what it means for your business, click the link below. Thank you to Grant Thornton for making this publication available. www.grantthornton.ca for more information.

    http://insights.grantthornton.ca/i/590199-2015-election-results



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