23rd September 2011

Get Ready For The Second Great Canadian Appathon

Great Canadian Appathon 2Mobile game developer XMG Studio and the National Post are calling all Canadian college and university students to bring their game-ideas to life at Great Canadian Appathon2. Over the weekend of September 30 “HUBS”, where students can gather, will be set up at over 20 participating colleges and universities, across the country, to give student game developers and designers the chance to work around the clock and compete for $50,000 in prize money.

Similar to the Great Canadian Appathon, the largest ‘hackathon’ to be held in Canada, GCA2 guarantees participants 48 hours of intense fun, meeting new people, learning stuff, and building a game on top of the world’s leading mobile API’s. Some of the talented designers and developers from XMG will be on-site at the major universities’ “HUBS” to motivate and mentor the teams. All other coders can rely on a 48-hour support line for questions and advice on how to work with the latest interfaces. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd September 2011

N-able Technologies Takes IT Automation to New Level of Efficiency

n-able technologiesN-able Technologies®, a provider of remote monitoring and management (RMM) automation software for managed service providers (MSPs) and IT departments, has announced the general availability of N-central 8.1, its next-generation managed services technology platform.

Now available worldwide, the new N-central 8.1 RMM automation platform offers industry-first VMware remote monitoring and delivers valuable new Scheduled Task improvements along with automated warranty expiration monitoring. Technicians “on the go” will also appreciate the new N-central mobile app now supporting the Android mobile platform. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd September 2011

Nexen Staff Go All Superman

Calgary’s Nexen Inc. has announced that at high noon on Wednesday, September 28th, staff will attempt to break the Guinness Record for the “World’s Largest Gathering of People Dressed As Superman.” The record-breaking attempt, which will be held at the Nexen Lobby and Century Gardens, will kick off the Nexen 2011 United Way “Be a Superhero” campaign in heroic style by bringing together 289 or more Nexen employees dressed as Superman. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd September 2011

CGI to Open New Western Canada SAP Centre of Excellence

cgi groupProvider of information technology and business process services CGI Group Inc. has announced its plans to develop an SAP Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Regina, creating at least 70 highly skilled IT jobs and building on CGI’s commitment to growth in Western Canada.

In partnership with SaskTel, Saskatchewan’s leading telecom provider, and through the CoE, CGI will provide IT services, including application management, project consulting and delivery and infrastructure management to clients in Saskatchewan and Western Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd September 2011

Criminal Charges Laid in a Competition Bureau Telemarketing Case

Government of CanadaThe Competition Bureau announced today that criminal charges have been laid against five individuals and four Montreal-based companies, involved in the Bureau’s IT Data Direct case, a complex fraudulent telemarketing operation that generated over $172 million in gross sales.

The accused individuals, charged with deceptive telemarketing and misleading representations under the Competition Act, and fraud under the Criminal Code of Canada, are Georges Haligua, a Montreal-area businessman responsible for the complex telemarketing operation, and Amalia Di Falco, senior manager and partner. The other individuals charged are Éric Chenail, Carl Rubat-Du-Mérac, and Lawrence Vitas, senior managers of the companies. The four accused companies are Mega Byte Information Inc., Express Transaction Services Inc., International Business Logistics Inc., and Comexco Management Inc. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd September 2011

CFC Media Lab Exhibition 2011 At Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

CFCOn the eve of October 1, a diverse group of fourteen artists, producers and contributors from the latest installment of CFC Media Lab’s TELUS Interactive Art & Entertainment Program (IAEP) will transform the Bata Shoe Museum into a space of collaborative exploration and play. The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is once again thrilled to be an official part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the all-night, interactive, cultural extravaganza celebrating contemporary art in Toronto which is open to the public from 6:59 p.m. on October 1st until sunrise on October 2nd. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd September 2011

GuestLogix User Group Conference To Focus On The Power of Technology

GuestLogixSince 2009, GuestLogix, Inc. has opened up its knowledge base to airline, rail and travel customers, as well as channel partners and vendors, to examine the future of the onboard environment, and the sales and revenue opportunities presented by emerging technology onboard. In doing so, GuestLogix has created a unique industry community gathering focused specifically on growing onboard sales and is expecting over 100 delegates from the world’s leading airlines including Delta, United and KLM to attend this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd September 2011

GTEC 2011 Announces Keynote Speakers and Next Gen Leadership Awards

GTECGTEC, produced by UBM TechWeb, announces keynote presentations from a leading speaker line-up including the Honourable Tony Clement, the CIO of Canada, Corinne Charette and the new head of shared services, Liseanne Forand. In addition to keynotes, GTEC presents a multi-day conference program, happening October 17-20, 2011 at the Ottawa Convention Centre, which includes a new Ignite-style session format to discuss the next generation workplace.  Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd September 2011

Redline Communications In Deal To Provide Broadband Services To Africa

redline communicationsRedline Communications Group Inc., a global provider of specialized broadband wireless solutions, announced today that it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Plessey (Pty) Limited, Africa’s leading provider of telecoms infrastructure solutions.  With more than 8000 installations throughout Africa, Plessey offers a broad range of turnkey telecommunication solutions to leading telecommunications and data companies and public network operators. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd September 2011

BC Moms Create Game to Get Families Talking

spark your imaginationB.C. Moms have invented a kids’ game to kick-start creativity and get families talking. Concerned about growing amounts of screen time, the moms see SUPER Story Starters as a way to re-connect with traditional family values.

“All of the illustrations, photographs, writing & production were done here in B.C.,” says mom of two young boys and Founder of Spark Your Imagination Inc., Tamara Vukusic. “The four moms who did the creative work on this game feel empowered to be sharing something with families across Canada that supports what we believe in – “Creative kids. Connected families.”

“It was an interesting creative collaboration,” adds mom and co-owner of Spark Your Imagination Erin Brule. “With a total of six kids under the age of six, a large portion of the work happened in the wee hours of the night (and during nap times).”

The SUPER Story Starters will be launched at the Vancouver Island Baby Fair on September 24th & 25th in Victoria by developer moms Suzanne Beattie (illustrator), Erin Brule (photographer), Alissa Staples (illustrator) and Tamara Vukusic (writer). The team’s first game, Spark, also has an app available in the iTunes Store for iPhone, iPod Touch (99 cents) and iPad ($1.99).

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