Blog: Is BlackBerry back?

This post was written by Howie Chan, Business Analyst at TechAlliance Late last month, with the launch of the touchscreen Z10, BlackBerry mounted its last stand against giants like Apple and Samsung in the smartphone market. And with the Q10, a keyboard version, launching in April, will BlackBerry be relevant to today’s increasingly demanding user?…

Member Spotlight: Konnexio | February 2013

The Member Spotlight is a monthly opportunity to learn more about a leader, innovator or entrepreneur in the tech community. This month, we spotlight Konrad Konnerth of Konnexio. What is your mobile device of choice, and why? I am carrying an iPhone 4 with me. I use and love a lot of apps that are…

Voices.com receives $500,000 in financing from SOFII

The network responsible for the Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation (SOFII) in the west celebrated the signing of its first agreement today. Susan Truppe, Member of Parliament for London, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), and Don Anderson, Treasurer…

The Ultimate Good Deed!

What’s the best way to help your favourite charity and their not-so-favourite website? Nominate them as Canada’s Worst Charity Website (CWCW)! Returning for a second year, CWCW offers registered charities from across the country a chance to win $20,000 of web design and development from rtraction, a London, Ontario-based digital agency. For the majority of…

Harrison Pensa launches Social Media Law Practice Group

  Harrison Pensa has announced a new Social Media Law Practice Group, led by David Canton. This new group will provide clients with practical advice on legally and safely conducting business online. Based on many years’ experience advising clients on issues arising out of social media use, Harrison Pensa believes the time has come to…

Congratulations to the 2013 Techcellence Award winners

TechAlliance presented the second annual Techcellence Awards on February 7th, as part of this year’s London Tech Week. Our celebration at Club Onyx recognized the nine outstanding finalists in the categories of Innovation, Growth and Community Engagement, including this year’s three winning companies. Community Engagement Award – Simalam Finalists: Lashbrook Marketing & Public Relations, Mimetics, Simalam…

Blog: Taking a Look at Ontario’s High Performance Computing Capacity

This post was written by Alec Miller, Manager, Measured Innovation at TechAlliance About a year ago, the Federal and Ontario Governments, in conjunction with IBM and a consortium of seven Ontario universities, pledged $210 million to a new platform for High Performance and Cloud Computing.  Dubbed the Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (aka SOSCIP),…

Guest Blog: The Anti-Spam Act – Challenges going forward

This guest blog is the fifth in a five-part series written by David Canton of Harrison Pensa LLP. This last of 5 articles on the Anti-Spam Act will set out some of the questions and challenges going forward. As I said in the first article, if you think the Act won’t affect you because you…

Stiris Research announces new strategic partnership

Stiris Research has entered into a strategic partnership with Statistics & Data Corporation (SDC) to offer seamless implementation of full-service Clinical + Biostatistics and Data Management/EDC solutions.  Now, clients of both Stiris and SDC will have the full complement of services available in one seamless solution.  The relationship itself reflects the adaptability and responsiveness currently…

Guest Blog: The Anti-Spam Act – Things we can do now to prepare

This guest blog is the fourth in a five-part series written by David Canton of Harrison Pensa LLP. Today’s’ article talks about what we can start doing now to be ready when the Act comes into effect. This is the forth of a series of 5 articles that will introduce the Act, describe what spam…