BlackBerry Repeats as a Leader in Gartner 2017 EMM Magic Quadrant


BlackBerry Repeats as a Leader in Gartner 2017 EMM Magic Quadrant

The BlackBerry Secure story keeps getting better. For the second year in a row, BlackBerry was named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites. We were one of four EMM vendors to be positioned in the Leader’s Quadrant this year, moving higher in execution and farther in completeness. Download here. or read on.

At BlackBerry, we recognized a while ago that MDM and EMM were not enough for today’s enterprises. Organizations are grappling with securing, managing, and controlling smartphones, PCs, and the coming flood of smart IoT-enabled devices. Our vision is to offer a Unified Endpoint Management platform that lets companies secure and manage all of these devices – plus the associated apps, files and content that reside on them.

So we executed and invested on that vision building and integrating the best technology into an overarching platform that we today call the BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite. This includes our core multi-OS management platform, BlackBerry UEM, as well as a whole lot more: the BlackBerry Work family of productivity apps, the Workspaces document control solution, the BlackBerry Dynamics platform, and more.

Our strategy is being recognized by experts. By 2016, Gartner not only positioned us a Leader in the EMM Magic Quadrant, but we also achieved the highest score in three use cases 1 in the 2016 Critical Capabilities for EMM Suites report. as well the highest score in six out of six use cases 2 in the Critical Capabilities for High-Security Mobility Management report .

We believe our improved positioning not only mirrors our successful transition to a business software provider from a device maker, it also validates our strategy of focusing on securing, managing and connecting the Enterprise of Things by offering the most cutting-edge, comprehensive platform around.

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1Regulated Industries Use Case (4.16 out of 5), Application-Centric Use Case (4.29 out of 5), Unmanaged Device Support Use Case (4.33 out of 5)

2High-Security Government Grade Use Case (3.68 out of 5), High-Security Commercial Use Case (3.57 out of 5), Shared Data Use Case (3.64 out of 5), Shared Devices Use Case (3.58 out of 5), Nonemployee Use Case (3.77 out of 5), BYO Use Case (3.73 out of 5)

About Billy Ho

Billy Ho is Executive Vice President, Enterprise Products and Value Added Solutions, for BlackBerry.

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Microsoft Corp.

  • Jul. 21, 2017 at 6:09 a.m. ET
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Microsoft Corp. produced much better profit in its fiscal fourth quarter than expected, and shares rose to prices that would be records in late trading Thursday. The company reported net income of $6.5 billion, or 83 cents a share, on sales of $23.3 billion. After adjusting for Windows revenue deferrals and other effects, the company claimed earnings of 98 cents a share on sales of $24.7 billion. Analysts on average expected adjusted earnings of 71 cents a share on sales of $24.3 billion, according to FactSet. Microsoft shares hit an intraday record price of $74.30 and closed at an all-time high of $74.22 Thursday, then gained as much as 2% in immediate trading following the report s release.

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Microsoft reports adjusted earnings of 98 cents a share on sales of $23.3 billion

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Exxon Mobil Corp.

  • Jul. 21, 2017 at 4:56 a.m. ET
  • by Samuel Rubenfeld

Exxon Mobil was fined $2 million by the Treasury Department for violating Ukraine-related sanctions – when the company s CEO was Rex Tillerson, now the U.S. secretary of state. The Office of Foreign Assets Control said the presidents of its U.S. subsidaries signed legal contracts with Igor Sechin, the president of Rosneft. Exxon says the fine was fundamentally unfair and that it followed the clear guidance from the White House and Treasury Department because the activity related to Rosneft s business and not Sechin s personal business. (Updates to include Exxon s reaction.)

  • Jul. 20, 2017 at 10:56 a.m. ET
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Exxon shares steady after Treasury fine, up 0.4% in early trade

Exxon shares steady after Treasury fine, up 0.4% in early trade

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  • Jul. 12, 2017 at 4:28 p.m. ET
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U.S. stocks opened higher on Wednesday, after Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, in prepared congressional testimony, said interest rate increases would be gradual and that they wouldn t need to rise much further. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 82 points, or 0.4%, to 21,497. The S P 500 added 10 points to 2,436, a gain of 0.4%. The Nasdaq Composite Index rose 46 points to 6,240, a rise of 0.8%. Stocks have been supported by low rates over the past several years, and abrupt changes to that environment could lead to volatility in equities. Also boosting stocks was the energy sector, which gained alongside a 2% jump in the price of crude oil. Among the biggest gainers, Chesapeake Energy Corp. added 1.7% while Exxon Mobil Corp. was up 0.8%.

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  • Jul. 5, 2017 at 4:31 p.m. ET
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U.S. stocks ended mostly higher Wednesday in post-holiday trade, powered by gains in technology, health-care and financial shares. Trading marked the first full session in July and follows holiday-shortened trade on Monday, with markets closed Tuesday in observance of Independence Day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished flat at 21,479, the S P 500 index climbed 0.2% to finish at 2,433. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite Index. enjoyed the best performance among the benchmarks on the day, advancing 0.7% at 6,150, after closing in the red in the past three sessions. A popular tech-fund, the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF. ended 0.9% higher. Bears have fretted that brisk gains in the tech sector have left it vulnerable to a selloff. Wednesday s moves follow a release of minutes at 2 p.m. Eastern from the Federal Reserve, which signaled the central bank s intention to start to shrink its $4.5 trillion balance sheet as early as September. Reducing its balance sheet, accumulated during the 2008- 09 financial crisis, can serve as an additional tightening as the Fed aims to normalize monetary policy. Meanwhile, U.S. crude-oil prices settled more than 4% lower, snapping an 8-session rally. Lower oil prices weighed on energy-related stocks, including Chevron Corp. and Exxon Mobil Corp. In corporate news, shares of Tesla Inc. tumbled into correction territory in the wake of downbeat deliveries data. Shares ended down 7.2%.

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A popular exchange-traded fund used to bet on the energy sector on Tuesday was looking at its worst daily decline in more than three months, according to FactSet data. The Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF was down 2.2% in recent trade, putting it on pace to log its steepest drop since March 8, when it plunged 2.6%. The slump in the energy-focused ETF was led by sharp drops in Transocean Ltd. Hess Corp. and Marathon Oil Corp. which were down at least 4%. All of the index s components were trading in the red, in early trade. The decline for the sector comes as crude-oil prices sink to a seven-month low and are flirting with a close in bear-market territory, defined as a fall of at least 20% from a recent peak. Crude s slump was putting pressure on the S P 500 index. with the energy sector the worst performer among the benchmark s 11 sectors, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was lower, weighed by a 1.6% decline in shares of Chevron Corp. and a 1.3% fall in shares of Exxon Mobil Corp.

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

GIS is a computer-based methodology for collecting, analyzing, modeling and presenting geographic data for a wide range of applications. The proliferation of desktop hardware and software has made these systems an important tool in our day-to-day lives. GIS data and the people trained in these methodologies and applications are becoming integral components in nearly every type of business and government service. The GIS professional must be competent in integrating geography, data and systems to solve a wide range of problems for business, healthcare, insurance, law enforcement and other industries.

An important component of this program is the project which is introduced in the first course and carried through the entire program. Certificate graduates will have a completed project portfolio to demonstrate GIS skills.

The Certificate in Geographic Information Systems provides two convenient options for completing the certificate: in-classroom or online. Each of the programs consist of four courses totaling 84 hours of lecture and are project based. The certificate graduate will receive 8.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Due to state and federal regulations, non-California residents may only enroll in CSUF online courses when their state has authorized CSUF as a provider. Click here for more information.

English Proficiency Requirement

It is recommended that participants who reside outside of United States and whose first language is not English must possess English language proficiency equivalent to a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper), 80 (iBT) or IELTS score of 6.5.

It is the participant’s responsibility to demonstrate English language proficiency necessary to fully participate in the class lectures and discussions.

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At the conclusion of the certificate program, graduates will be able to:
– Provide a general definition and understanding of the key concepts and topics of GIS including a brief history of the industry;
– Understand the major components of a Geographic Information System including hardware, software and data;
– Identify the role and functions of the GIS Specialist in both the public and private sectors;
– Understand GIS database principles and build a GIS database, data type and data sources;
– Understand the fundamentals of ArcGIS and its related applications; and
– Complete a capstone project integrating the student’s GIS knowledge and skills accumulated over the course of the certificate program.

– Recent Baccalaureate graduates across many disciplines
– Employees of organizations either utilizing or planning to utilize GIS
– Career changers – IT Professionals
– Retirees – second career

It is recommended that participants who reside outside of United States and whose first language is not English possess English language proficiency equivalent to:
A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper) or 80 (iBT) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5
There is no need to send the test score to the University. It the participant’s responsibility to demonstrate English language proficiency necessary to fully participate in the class lectures and discussions.

Jaime M Alas Programmer/Analyst GIS, Information Technology Services, Downey Regional Medical Center John C Carroll Chair, Department of Geography, College of Humanities, California State University, Fullerton Julie Cooper Crime Analyst, Irvine Police Department Lauren Henderson Program Developer University Extended Education California State University, Fullerton David Holt Strategic Planner Health Care Systems, VA Loma Linda Health Care System Paul Horvath Director, Information Technology TC3 Health Josephine M Jenneskens GIS Analyst, City of Carson Kari A Knutson Miller Dean, University Extended Education and AVP, International Programs Global Engagement University Extended Education, California State University, Fullerton Lew Nelson Manager, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Industries, ESRI Yong-Tae Park Professor, Department of Information Sciences and Decision Sciences, Cal State Fullerton Kurt Smith Community Analysis and Technology, Director, Redlands Police Department Karen K Underhill GIS/Database Supervisor, Orange County Water District Seth Waife Representative, Health Care Industries, ESRI

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Acquisitions Analyst: Job Description and Education Requirements

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Acquisitions Analyst Job Description

Acquisitions analysts typically work for corporations or other organizations looking to expand. They explore the potential benefits and costs of combining another business’s or organization’s liabilities and assets with their own. Acquisitions analysts need to demonstrate excellent research skills, business knowledge and valuation strategies. These professionals are often employed through consulting companies and contractors who work with the U.S. government, as well as financial institutions, technology firms and manufacturing companies. Acquisitions analysts could also be responsible for acquiring new customers or clients.

An acquisitions analyst might work as part of an acquisitions team, often as the team leader. They could also be involved in mergers, requiring significant research into another company’s financial, management, employee and client records.

Job Duties

Acquisitions analysts study potential large-scale purchasing opportunities, keeping an eye out for any problems, coordinating solutions and ensuring an acquisition complies with applicable laws and procedures. The job duties of an acquisitions analyst also include drafting and drawing up acquisition documents and checking these documents to ensure quality control.

These specialized professionals must have computer skills and maintain accurate records. Administrative tasks could include implementing corporate policies, writing regular reports and providing some accounting support. They might track and make recommendations on supply management and pricing of goods. Advanced duties include risk assessments, contract negotiations and financial estimations.

Acquisitions Analyst Educational Requirements

The minimum educational requirement for most acquisitions analyst positions is a bachelor’s degree. Relevant majors for this career path include business administration, accounting, marketing, finance and economics. Many schools offer core and elective coursework in these programs that cover topics in acquisitions, risk assessment and business analysis. Those looking to advance a career or offer specialized services could earn a graduate degree, such as a Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in accounting, engineering, construction management, finance or economics.

Experience Requirements

Management or acquisitions experience is often an important prerequisite for a career as an acquisitions analyst. Many schools include internships that offer exposure to the profession. Depending on the industry where an acquisitions analyst works, relevant experience in finance, real estate, technology or military acquisitions could also be beneficial.

Career Info

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), financial professionals who work in securities, commodities and financial services, including acquisitions, could expect about a 12% increase in job opportunities from 2014-2024, which is faster than average. The BLS notes that financial analysts with earned median salaries of $80,310 as of 2015.

Although the BLS expects faster than average job growth, this does not mean that acquisition analyst jobs will be easy to come by. The reasonably high income of these positions attract a large number of applicants. The best way to attract employers is to hold relevant experience, certifications and/or further education.

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    DeGroote School of Business #business #analyst #university


    DeGroote School of Business


    The DeGroote School of Business provides a full range of business education opportunities – Honours Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce, MBA and Ph.D programs, executive development and international exchanges.

    Professionals worldwide view DeGroote as a centre for academic excellence, innovation and recruitment of graduates. The School also has established links with educational institutions around the world.

    The goal of our programs is to provide students with the opportunity to obtain a broadly-based education to prepare for a rapidly changing, globally competitive business environment that will be encountered upon graduation.

    Why Business at McMaster?

    AACSB Accredited
    AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools. Less than 15 percent of business schools worldwide have earned AACSB Accreditation – the hallmark of excellence in management education.

    Commerce Internship Program

    The Commerce Internship Program offers 12-16 months of paid work experience with an average salary of $39,804. Students have the opportunity to work with top employers. This allows Commerce students to apply classroom knowledge and gain important career skills.

    Professional Designations
    Educational requirements toward a variety of professional designations can be met in varying degrees within the Honours Bachelor of Commerce Program, including:

    • Certified Professional Accountant (CPA)
    • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)
    • Certificate in Business Technology Managament (BTM)
  • Admission Details

    OUAC Application Code: MB

    Annual Enrolment: 630

    First Year Courses

    • Commerce 1AA3 Financial Accounting I
    • Commerce 1BA3 Organizational Behaviour
    • Commerce 1DE0 Business I Orientation
    • Commerce 1E03 Business Environment and Organization
    • Economics 1B03 Introductory Microeconomics
    • Economics 1BB3 Introductory Macroeconomics
    • 3 units from: Math 1A03. Math 1LS3. Math 1M03
    • Math 1F03 (for students without Gr. 12 Calculus Vectors U or equivalent)
    • Statistics 1L03 (for Grade 12 students without Mathematics of Data Management U or equivalent)

    6-12 units (to bring total to 30 units)
    See the International/Cross-Cultural/Language Menu in the Undergraduate Calendar .

    Note: The value of a particular course is indicated by the last digit of the course code (e.g. 1A03 = 3 units).

    Careers or Options Beyond This Program

    • account representative
    • advertising associate
    • brand management consultant
    • communications coordinator
    • entrepreneur
    • financial analyst
    • human resources associate
    • marketing analyst / specialist
    • operations analyst
    • portfolio manager
    • product manager
    • project specialist / coordinator
    • staff accountant
    • stock / bond trader
    • strategic planner
    • systems analyst

    Beyond First Year

    Accounting: a balanced and integrated view of all areas of accounting including management and cost accounting as well as auditing, taxation and the preparation and analysis of financial statements.

    Finance: covers both the theory and practice of business finance. You will be exposed to various financial instruments and institutions, various types of options and futures, money market instruments, international currency, corporate valuation and over-the-counter securities.

    Human Resource Management: provides opportunities for intensive study of the fundamental and current issues in human capital management and labour relations. You will acquire specific skills in personnel recruitment, selection and training, compensation administration, collective bargaining, dispute settlement, and organizational development.

    Information Systems: the knowledge and expertise needed to acquire, design, develop and manage information systems, services and technology. You will acquire analytical techniques that will be vital to the success of knowledge-based organizations.

    Marketing: a thorough understanding of the current theory and practices of business and consumer marketing. You will be exposed to pricing, advertising, distribution, promotion, sales, business development, consumer behaviour, new product development and much more.

    Operations Management: You will acquire skills on how to manage and design service and manufacturing operations. Focusing on operations management provides you with training in subjects such as supply chain management, quality management, transportation and purchasing. Selected operations courses would also make it easy for you to obtain SAP certifications and the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation.


    Allen H. Gould Trading Floor
    One of the first such facilities in North America, and one of only 30 in the world, the Allen H. Gould Trading Floor is a state-of-the-art educational tool that enables students to experience the relationships and interactions of the financial markets.

    The Trading Floor is an essential component of the finance focus and represents an astounding opportunity for students who wish to pursue a career in the financial services industry, it features:

    • 21 computer terminals each with two flat screen monitors (served by Reuters’ latest Kobra information technology).
    • three Trans-Lux display boards real-time data feeds from all Canadian exchanges, Chicago Board of Trade and the NYSE
    • two Bloomberg terminals
    • a unique Trader-in-Residence program offering mentors from the financial community
  • Internship / Co-op

    During the third year of the Commerce Program, students may choose to participate in the Internship Program. Preparation begins with a career development course, Commerce 3IN0. This workshop-based, non-credit course is mandatory for any student wishing to compete for internship opportunities and is designed to ensure that students are ready for the job selection process. Successful candidates (pre-requisites must be met) will elect to embark on a period of employment, after completion of third-year, for a period of 12 or 16 months. Unlike traditional co-op programs, interns will be employed with the same company for the duration of their internship. The current average salary for interns is approximately $39,000 per year. There is an impressive list of companies who have partnered with the DeGroote School of Business to offer internship opportunities for business students:

    • Canada Revenue Agency
    • GE Canada
    • Ford Canada
    • Hydro One
    • KPMG LLP
    • Loblaw
    • New Balance
    • TD Commercial Banking
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