Headlines for Financial/Acquisition
Avigilon Acquires ObjectVideo Entire Patent Portfolio and Licensing Program
Avigilon acquires strategic intellectual property and continues to build video analytics patent portfolio
Report: eBay Mulling Thousands of Layoffs
Ebay reportedly is considering laying off thousands of employees as it prepares to shed its huge online payments division, PayPal.
Accenture and Microsoft launch new hybrid cloud platform to accelerate enterprise-wide adoption

Adobe shares soar after Fotolia buy, Creative Cloud jump

Datto Acquires Backupify to Create First Total Data Protection Platform
Combined company, technologies will protect data everywhere for nearly two million business customers and 8,000 partners, with excess of 100 petabytes of cloud data worldwide
Adobe to buy stock photo co, posts revenue above Street

Cisco and IBM Speed Data Center Transformation with New Integrated Infrastructure Solution Delivered by Business Partners

Over $1.7 Trillion Lost Per Year from Data Loss and Downtime According to Global IT Study
Data Loss Up 400%, Businesses Say They Remain Unprepared in the New Era of Mobile, Cloud and Big Data
PerfectCloud And Orion SAS Form Strategic Partnership to Offer a More Complete Security Suite

Cyber Monday sales start slow as early discounts hurt

IBM Signs Cloud Agreement with ABN AMRO
IBM and ABN AMRO have signed a 10-year, multibillion-dollar services agreement to manage the IT infrastructure that supports the bank’s operations globally.
Intel Acquires PasswordBox, an Award-winning Digital Identity Manager
Acquisition Adds Convenient and Secure Digital Identity Solutions for Consumers to Intel Portfolio
Bell to acquire its mobile phone distributor GLENTEL

Apple at Core of Tablet Market Slow Down
After years of predictions of tablet market growth, at least one market research firm is putting on the brakes.
Rockwell Automation and Cisco Develop Design and Implementation Guide for Deploying Wireless Equipment in The Connected Enterprise
Validated design helps users deploy 802.11 wireless LAN technology and EtherNet/IP to streamline and future-proof the network architecture
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.