A day in the life of Danny D'Amours

The impact of the recession on computer buying

It appears that the effects of the recession are starting to show in the habits of computer buyers. HP has missed its revenue targets by $3 billion (but hits profit targets). Apple sales have gone from 50% year over year increases to – 6% I guess after laying off a lot of staff, companies have […]

February 19th, 2009 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Business, Tech | no comments

Does New Brunswick Need More VCs?

Silicon Alley Insider has a interesting post entitled “Does New York City Need More VCs?.” In it they compared the venture capital situation in New York and in Silicon Valley. New York appears to have much fewer and less visible VC investors in the technology markets. In addition the article laments that the venture capital […]

October 3rd, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Business, Tech | no comments

Merging in Fredericton – Accreon acquires ISOMNI

Two Fredericton IT firms have recently merged to create a powerful Atlantic Canadian provider of information technology and management services. Accreon which has 65 employees is acquiring ISOMNI and its 25 employees for an undisclosed sum.  With this acquisition, Accreon becomes of the largest independent IT services companies in Atlantic Canada. Accreon, itself created out […]

October 2nd, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Business, Fredericton, Tech | no comments

Employment and Unemployment in New Brunswick – November 2007

Last week Statistics Canada released its Labour Force Survey for the month of November. As I have done in previous months, I will look at some of the numbers and try to spot some trends especially when it comes to the province of New Brunswick and the Fredericton region in particular. The headline numbers in […]

December 14th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Business, Economics, Fredericton, New Brunswick | no comments

Atlantic Canadian IT news, stories and profiles – meshEAST.com

meshEAST is a new blog about Atlantic Canadian startup companies in the IT and the interactive media sector by Lisa Rousseau. It really is great to hear stories of local companies and their ups and downs. It is much more relevant reading than TechCrunch and all of the other Silicon Valley/US centric IT media sites. […]

December 10th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Business, New Brunswick, Tech | no comments

Another one bites the dust….

On Monday, IBM announced the acquisition of Cognos for $4.9 billion dollars. Although it is great news for Cognos shareholders, I can’t help but think that the result is one less independent Canadian technology company. With the recent acquisitions of ATI by AMD, Sierra Systems by Golden Gate Capital and DataMirror by IBM, the list […]

November 13th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Business, Tech | no comments

Employment and Unemployment in New Brunswick – October 2007

Last Friday, Statistics Canada released their latest Labour Force Information update. The headline results appear quite rosy. Nationally, 63000 jobs were created and the unemployment rate fell to a 33 year low of 5.8%. One highlighted detail is that most of the employment gains were in the health care and social assistance fields – taxpayer […]

November 8th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Business, Economics, Fredericton, New Brunswick | one comment

Irving’s Brunswick News vs. Kenneth Langdon and the Carleton Free Press – Part 4

The Verdict For a bit of history of this case see my previous posts on the subject. Last Friday, Justice Peter Glennie delivered his verdict on the injunction request by Brunswick News against its former Woodstock Bugle-Observer publisher William Kenneth Langdon and the Carleton Free Press. The most controversial portion of the requested injunction which […]

November 7th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Business, Fredericton, Media, New Brunswick | no comments

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