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  • 20 Jan 2100 2:58 PM | YTA Admin (Administrator)
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  • 28 Nov 2014 10:12 AM | Pamela Montgomery (Administrator)

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. undefined Nov. 27, 2014 undefined The Markham, Ontario campus of AMD (NYSE: AMD) has been presented the 2014 Smart Commute “Employer of the Year” award for York Region. The annual awards aim to recognize employers leading the way on sustainable commuting practices.1 

    AMD’s “Go Green” Commuter Program began in 2007, the same year as Metrolinx’s Smart Commute Program began helping employers and commuters explore smart travel options such as walking, cycling, transit, carpooling and teleworking. Since then the two organizations have collaborated to increase adoption of sustainable commuting at AMD. To gauge progress, an employee survey was conducted in April 2014 and showed approximately 4 out of 10 employees use clean transportation options, a 12 percent increase from 2009.2 AMD employees in Markham have logged 1.75 million kilometers of avoided driving, amounting to 39,000 kg of reduced carbon dioxide emissions since 2007.3

    “AMD is honored to win this award,” stated Matt Skynner, AMD corporate vice president and general manager, AMD Canada. “We believe it is the responsibility of employers to provide and support programs that mitigate congestion and pollution from our commuting workforce. In addition to environmental benefits, the programs represent an opportunity to help our employees reduce transportation inconveniences and costs, as well as increase wellbeing in the cases of biking or walking to work, for example. We are proud to have grown AMD’s ‘Go Green’ Commuter Program over the years and value the partnership with Smart Commute.” 

    Various incentives are offered to AMD employees who choose “Go Green” commute options including reserved parking and ride-matching for carpoolers, store discounts to Bike Depot for cyclists, and electric vehicle (EV) charging for EV owners. Additional incentives and promotions are provided by Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill, such as an “Emergency Ride Home Program” for participating employees who need a qualifying taxi ride, and onsite lunch-and-learns covering special topics like eco-efficient driving.

    Supporting Resources

    About AMD

    AMD (NYSE: AMD) designs and integrates technology that powers millions of intelligent devices, including personal computers, tablets, game consoles and cloud servers that define the new era of surround computing. AMD solutions enable people everywhere to realize the full potential of their favorite devices and applications to push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information, visit www.amd.com.

     

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    AMD and the AMD Arrow logo are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

    1 Smart Commute Website: http://www.smartcommute.ca/about-us/what-is-smart-commute/

    2 Smart Commute Markham/Richmond Hill Commuter Survey conducted with AMD in April 2014

    3 AMD’s commuter website


  • 28 Nov 2014 9:42 AM | Pamela Montgomery (Administrator)

    Toronto, October 31st,  2014 – Scarsin Corporation, a software development and services company specializing in providing enterprise-class Business Intelligence (BI) to global organizations, announced that it will be making another significant donation to the GRID (Ghana Rural Integrated Development) initiative, a Canadian Christian charitable organization that enables sustainable community development in Ghana, West Africa.  This is the second year that Scarsin is participating in the program, providing support to the Uxbridge-led Ghana Medical Mission.

     

    GRID, an organization which was founded in 1970, has been helping to drastically improve the quality of life for Northern Ghanaians living in poor communities, by meeting their basic needs in a sustainable manner. GRID includes a number of programs aimed at improving Education, Environmental Protection, Food Security, Health, Water and Sanitation, Peace and Women’s rights.

     

    Scarsin’s donation will go directly to purchasing medical supplies for the Uxbridge-led Ghana Medical Mission’s Heath team who travels to Northern Ghana to offer clinics to thousands of patients who cannot afford medical care.

     

    “We are grateful to receive such significant support from Scarsin.  Because of the generosity of the Uxbridge community, along with the enormous efforts of our volunteers, our team has been able to provide medical, surgical, dental and eye care to about 50,000 patients to date,” said Dr. Jennifer Wilson, Ghana Health Team Leader and GRID Board Member. “Scarsin’s generous donation will help us to equip our team members for our 2015 mission, positioning us to care for another 10,000 people.”

     

    “As a local organization with global clients, we are thrilled when our community positively impacts global causes. Scarsin is touched by the direct efforts of the GRID team and the support of the rest of the community,” said Paul Minshull, President and CEO of Scarsin Corporation. “Dr. Jennifer Wilson’s work is instrumental in providing Ghanaians with access to medicine, clinics and health professionals – services that do not exist and are unaffordable in northern Ghanaian communities.”

    For more information on GRID Programs please visit http://grid-nea.org/.

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    About GRID

    GRID is a Christian Canadian charity leading sustainable community development in Northern Ghana in partnership with Northern Empowerment Association (NEA), a Ghanaian organization.  Together the two organizations have enabled thousands of the very poor to escape poverty and become self-sufficient.  Today they are serving approximately 100 villages with activities that integrate food production, income generation, water and sanitation, health care, education, and peace building to achieve long-term, sustainable improvement in people’s quality of life.

    About Scarsin

    Scarsin is a software development and service company specializing in enterprise-class Business Intelligence. Scarsin’s Integrated Insight Environment (i2e) platform supports global organizations' critical business processes. i2e is an end-to-end BI platform designed to integrate all complex BI processes into a unified solution, with a focus on business friendly processes and direct integration with Microsoft Office. Enterprise data management, collaborative forecasting and predictive analytics, robust production PowerPoint reporting and interactive web and mobile scorecards can now be easily managed solely by business teams. Customers choose i2e based on the speed, agility, cost effectiveness and business friendly processes.

    Media Contact:

    Chantelle Bani

    Marketing Communications Manager

    cbani@scarsin.com

    O: (905) 852-0086 x 286

    M: (416) 662-5750

    W: www.scarsin.com

     


  • 28 Nov 2014 9:40 AM | Pamela Montgomery (Administrator)

    -Providing customers with the highest level of data reliability, availability and security is critical to Scarsin’s ongoing growth strategy --

    Toronto, November 12th, 2014 – Scarsin Corporation, a software development and services company specializing in providing enterprise-class Business Intelligence (BI) to global organizations, announced that the company has successfully completed its first customer migration to Peer 1, the award-winning Toronto-based data centre. Scarsin’s BI platform, Intelligent Insight Environment (i2e), is a strategic decision enabling SaaS (hosted) system.  i2e’s value proposition of enabling informed insights anywhere and at anytime requires highly available, reliant and secure infrastructure.  As Scarsin continues its accelerated growth, it determined that its Uxbridge-based hosting site would not be able to scale fast enough to maintain its high performance and service objectives. 

     

    After careful evaluation and a comprehensive shortlisting process, Scarsin chose Peer 1 as its co-location hosting partner of choice, due to its strong reputation for providing sophisticated services, state of the art equipment and strict compliance credentials. Working with Peer 1 will provide Scarsin with the security, reliability and round-the-clock availability required to support large scale international growth.

     

    Uptime and availability are very critical to our globally-based customers and with Peer 1, we have the confidence that no matter where our customers are located, they can easily access their information anytime,” says James Justice, Director of Information Technology at Scarsin Corporation. “We are also laying the technology foundation for future growth in terms of being able to easily scale our physical and network capabilities as we add more customers, while maintaining the highest service levels.”

     

    Scarsin completed five test migrations prior to the company migrating over its first and largest US-based customer in October. Its customers typically include billion dollar business units in the life sciences industry with mission critical decision support solutions on Scarsin’s i2e BI platform. Confidentiality, availability and security are absolutely critical. Complete migration of all Scarsin clients to Peer 1 will be complete by 2015.  As Scarsin aggressively expands into Europe, it will look at leveraging Peer 1’s European data centre to further improve latency and customer support.

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    About Scarsin

    Scarsin is a software development and service company specializing in enterprise-class Business Intelligence. Scarsin’s Integrated Insight Environment (i2e) platform supports global organizations' critical business processes. i2e is an end-to-end BI platform designed to integrate all complex BI processes into a unified solution, with a focus on business friendly processes and direct integration with Microsoft Office. Enterprise data management, collaborative forecasting and predictive analytics, robust production PowerPoint reporting and interactive web and mobile scorecards can now be easily managed solely by business teams. Customers choose i2e based on the speed, agility, cost effectiveness and business friendly processes.

    Media Contact:

    Chantelle Bani

    Marketing Communications Manager

    cbani@scarsin.com

    O: (905) 852-0086 x 286

    M: (416) 662-5750

    W: www.scarsin.com

     

     


  • 11 Nov 2014 9:57 AM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    Toronto-based supply chain enterprise software provider named one of Canada’s top employers in 2014

     

    TORONTO, CANADAundefinedNovember 11, 2014: Nulogy is proud to announce that, amongst its recent accolades, it has been named one of Canada’s Best Small Medium Employers by Aon Hewitt, the global human resources business of Aon Corporation, and Queen’s University School of Business. The award recognizes exceptional workplaces in leading Canadian enterprises, and the rankings are determined using results from employee opinion surveys and organizational practices and perspectives from the leadership team.

    Go to https://nulogy.com/news/nulogy-wins-aon-hewitts-best-employer-award#.VGIiuPnF_-Z for more information.

  • 25 Sep 2014 11:26 AM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 24, 2014) - Komutel Communication Solutions, a Canadian Enterprise Communication Software Developer, is pleased to announce the availability of a new software application in its suite of 911 solutions. According to Yves Laliberte, President of Komutel, "this new addition allows Public Safety Access Points (PSAPs) to link existing as well as future call handling policies to their 911 operations. We are confident that this solution provides additional efficiencies, operational cost savings and productivity advantages while helping the PSAPs meet their objectives to protect and save lives," says Laliberte.

    http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/media-advisory-new-software-suite-helps-911-operators-protect-and-save-lives-1950342.htm



  • 23 Sep 2014 1:45 PM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    Monday, September 22, 2014 - Branham Group Inc., a leading global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) analyst and strategic marketing consulting company, is pleased to announce that the online application for the 2015 Edition of the Branham300 is now available. We invite your team to submit your company's application now for this year's listing. 

    Over the past 22 years, the Branham300 has grown to become known as the most comprehensive and trusted source of information on the health of the Canadian ICT Industry. As a well respected ranking of both publicly traded and privately held companies, the Branham300 receives tremendous attention with comprehensive details on its website (www.branham300.com) and through national media outlets. Recognition on the Branham300 listing has provided both up and coming firms and established ICT veterans with increased market exposure and brand awareness, while in many cases also opening the door to new business opportunities, both domestically and abroad.

    There is no charge for companies to submit applications or to have your company appear on the published listing featured annually online at www.branham300.com and made available by various national and regional media publications.

    Please visit https://www.branham300.com/application to submit your company's application. To be considered for this years listing, companies must complete their submission by November 28, 2014.

    For information on eligibility criteria, please visit http://www.branham300.com/application/criteria.php.



  • 14 Aug 2014 9:13 AM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    LSO /Ontario Brain Institute Networking Night

      Join LSO / OBI and other Industry individuals for the August Pub Night

    When:    Wednesday August 20th, 2014

    Where:   Marché Restaurant’s MUVBOX (or MUVBAR) - Brookfield Place Street Level 
     
    42 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON 
    N.B. Our event will be held on the OUTDOOR patio at MUVBOX (Front Street courtyard of Brookfield Place).If inclement weather we will be hosting at the INDOOR Brookfield atrium patio at MUVBAR.

    Time:     5:30pm-9:00pm

    Join us for the first Life Sciences Ontario (LSO)/Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) Networking Pub Night at Marché Restaurant. It will be a casual opportunity to meet and network with people from all across the life sciences industry.  

    OBI is a provincially-funded, not-for-profit organization seeking to maximize the impact of neuroscience research and establish Ontario as a world leader in brain research, commercialization and patient care. Commercialization is a critical step in translating research ideas into better patient care and partnerships are at the root of this translation. OBI is committed to working with our local and global partners to move more scientific discoveries into the marketplace.  

    LSO strives to promote a strong and integrated life sciences community in Ontario. Please drop by anytime after work and join us for drinks (cash bar) and build your own network. We hope to see you all there. Please RSVP for this event so we have proper space saved at Marché. Please click here to registerundefined it’s free for both members and non-members.


  • 12 Aug 2014 12:27 PM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    You've spent untold hours and resources on innovation and interactive digital media. It's time to cash in on your investment!

    Join us on Tuesday, September 9th for a complimentary crash course breakfast seminar on:

    • Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Credits: for companies across all industries that have designed new or improved products, processes, custom equipment or software
    Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credits (OIDMTC): for companies across all industries that have created an interactive digital media product (such as an interactive website, mobile app or digital media game) whose primary purpose is to educate, inform or entertain.

    Date and Time
     Tuesday, September 9, 2014
     7:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

    Venue
     Richter LLP
    2345 Yonge Street, Suite 410
    Toronto, ON  M4P 2E5


    Agenda

    Continental Breakfast – 7:45 a.m.

    Seminar – 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

     

    Confirmation

    To reserve your seat, please contact Moon Panem at:

    · Phone: 416.488.2345 x 2229 or at

    · Email: mpanem@richter.ca



  • 07 Aug 2014 11:42 AM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)
    About Creative Industries Symposium 
    Organized by the Town of Richmond Hill and Richmond Hill Small Business Enterprise Centre, the Creative Industries Symposium is a half day conference, which explores the uniqueness of York Region's creative businesses and talent. 

    The Creative Industries Symposium gathers innovative minds and creative talent from employment sectors around York Region to explore the unique advantages of the Region and to identify strategies for growing and evolving local economies. The Symposium provides an opportunity for open dialogue and to create networks to develop new ideas, partnerships, and collaboration that will drive the regional creative economy.

    Creative Industries Symposium 2014 will take place on November 12th at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

    The public is invited, but registration is required a
     BusinessRichmondHill.ca/Symposium


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