Headlines for Financial/Acquisition
Gartner Says Government IT Spending in Singapore Reach $3.2 Billion in 2014
Government IT spending in Singapore will total $3.2 billion in 2014, an increase of 3.2 percent over 2013 spending, according to Gartner, Inc.  
What Every Small Business Needs to Know about Payroll Tax Compliance
It’s great to be your own boss, calling your own shots. There’s great satisfaction in pursuing your own dreams and passions. With that comes the responsibility and obligation to abide by certain rules and regulations. As a small business owner, managing finances properly is vital to your long-term success. .
Cossette signs an important strategic agreement with TELUS

BlackBerry Appoints Howard Stevens Senior Vice President of Global Carrier Sales
A proven leader with 20 years of telecommunications sales experience, Mr. Stevens will be responsible for developing and implementing go-to-market strategies supporting BlackBerry’s expanding product portfolio, including devices, enterprise software and value-added services offerings
Small Business and Payroll: Things you should know
Stay on top of year end reporting. Year-end reporting is time sensitive and the payroll department should be aware of the dates required to file reports. A T4 summary along with copies of all the individual T4s must be sent to the CRA, and individual T4s must be distributed to each employee. These T4 forms must be delivered no later than Feb. 28 of each year. One of the biggest challenges for an employer is filling out the T4 correctly. Errors are costly.
BlackBerry Announces New Partnerships and Broad Enterprise Portfolio
BlackBerry expands enterprise solutions, raising the bar on security, productivity, communication and collaboration
Microsoft acquires Aorato to give enterprise customers better defense against digital intruders in a hybrid cloud world
They are making this acquisition to give customers a new level of protection against threats through better visibility into their identity infrastructure.
Nearly 9 in 10 Canadians Shopping North of the Border This Holiday Season

US and China trade deal could end tariffs on $1 trillion in global sales of high-tech items
A trade deal between the U.S. and China could end tariffs on $1 trillion in global sales of semiconductors, MRI machines, GPS devices, printer ink cartridges, video game consoles and other high-tech items.
Alibaba Single Day sales hit new record; surge past $6 billion

Apple, IBM Team on AppleCare for the Enterprise
Enterprise IT users are seeing the first hints of what Apple and IBM might offer them through a new partnership, as a new "AppleCare for Enterprise" page appeared on Apple's Web site.
Canada telecoms show strong wireless, landline growth

Gartner Says Indian Banking & Securities Firms to Spend 469 Billion Rupees on IT in 2014
Analysts Forecast Strong Growth in Software
Lenovo Completes Acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google
Becomes World’s #3 Smartphone Maker; Prepares for Even More Growth
Sprint CEO faces mounting challenges to turn company around
When Marcelo Claure took the top job at Sprint Corp two months ago, he faced an uphill climb in turning around the No. 3 U.S. cellular provider.
Canada favourite small business is...Merchant of Tennis
Over 700 businesses nominated across the country
Bank of China Partners with IBM to Build First Smart Branch
Big Data & Analytics, Social and Mobile Solutions Improve Customer Experience
Ulmart Recent Acquisitions Fuel Growth; Sales top $1 Billion, Another Russian e-Commerce First

Gartner Survey Reveals Digital Marketing Budgets Will Increase by 8 Percent in 2015
Digital Marketing Budgets Set to Rise to Enable Companies to Better Connect With Customers
IBM and Tencent Cloud Partner to Transform Industries with Cloud
China Internet giant teams with IBM to serve enterprise cloud market