Microsoft Canada changes its leadership team & divisions

Microsoft Canada's SMS&P (small, mid-market solutions and partners) division is no more. The company has consolidated the group in its Enterprise unit. In a sweeping new look for Microsoft Corp., the software giant

Published on: July 4th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Microsoft layoffs puts in question company’s mobile future

Microsoft Corp. announced it would be “streamlining” its mobile hardware business, taking a significant write-down of approximately US$950 million and eliminating up to 1,850 jobs, 1,350 of them at its Finland-based Microsoft Mobile

Published on: May 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Intel to cut up to 12,000 employees worldwide amidst PC sales slump

It looks like the drawn-out PC sales slump is claiming more than a few casualties. Intel, the same company that at CES 2015 made a commitment to “reach full representation of women and underrepresented

Published on: April 20th, 2016 Dave Yin

HP is cutting another 10 per cent of its workforce

It looks as though HP is not done cutting back. The tech giant has said this week that it would be cutting another 25,000-30,000 jobs, or about 10 per cent of its staff as

Published on: September 16th, 2015 CDN Staff

BlackBerry announces more layoffs despite profitable quarters

Despite two consecutive profitable quarters followed by an acquisition in the security sector, BlackBerry has announced it is once again laying off unspecified numbers of its staff. The Canadian Press reports that the Waterloo,

Published on: May 25th, 2015 CDN Staff

Death of MSPs may be just around the corner

It’s time for Managed Services Providers (MSPs) to take a lesson from the retail world – change or die. Target didn’t learn this lesson in Canada, and they’ve paid the price for it

Published on: February 4th, 2015 Stuart Crawford

6,000 jobs to be cut at Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems Inc. is cutting 6,000 jobs — about 8 per cent of its staff — after releasing results that in its fourth quarter the company had US$12.4 billion in revenue, essentially the

Published on: August 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Microsoft CEO’s getting lean plan means 18,000 job cuts

Washington – Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wasn’t kidding yesterday during his keynote that the company needed to get leaner. Nadella announced on the last day of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference that he

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

Intel confirms its reducing staff by 5,000

As layoffs go, this one from Intel will not be as harsh as others in the IT sector. Intel Corp. confirmed that it plans to reduce its workforce by 5,000 jobs in a

Published on: January 20th, 2014 CDN Staff

Z30 – Finally something positive from BlackBerry

I scratch my head sometimes at the motives of BlackBerry. I analyze the news that comes out of the Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone vendor and wonder what are they trying to accomplish. Are they

Published on: September 19th, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto

Layoffs hit BlackBerry in Waterloo

Canadian smart phone maker BlackBerry Ltd. has laid off 250 employees at its product testing facility in Waterloo, Ont. as part of its turn-around strategy. "This is part of the next stage of

Published on: July 25th, 2013 Nestor Arellano

New round of IBM layoffs to impact Canada

Big Blue’s global restructuring will impact Canada. As CDN has just learned that approximately 200 workers at the former IBM/Cognos facility where given their walking papers on Thursday. IBM did confirm layoffs were

Published on: June 14th, 2013 CDN Staff

Cisco lays off hundreds in San Jose: reports

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) reportedly laid off up to 700 employees last week from its San Jose, Calif. headquarters. According to several reports, including the Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch, the workforce reduction

Published on: July 20th, 2009 Jim Duffy

Tech Data Canada’s Rick Reid sees slowing volumes in the next quarter

Last week's layoff of 30-40 people by Tech Data Canada (NASDAQ: TECD) is intended to position the company for an anticipated slowdown in business now that the busy government buying season is over,

Published on: April 7th, 2009 Jeff Jedras