Archive for October 21, 2020

Soroc Technology Partners With IGM Financial Inc. To Deliver End-to-End IT Services

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 21, 2020 by itnerd

Soroc Technology today announced a partnership with IGM Financial Inc. (IGM), one of Canada’s leading diversified wealth and asset management companies.

As part of this relationship, Soroc is managing all of IGM’s day-to-day mobile, laptop, collaboration and IT support requirements for the company’s 10,000 employees and financial advisors.

Soroc has already begun delivering a full suite of IT services and offerings, including procuring hardware, software and other computing supplies and servicing employee and client technical support issues that arise. This has resulted in faster turnaround times at IGM for equipment repairs and more choice when it comes to hardware and software needs. 

Soroc’s services are playing a key role in IGM’s ambitious five-year digital transformation initiative, which it began implementing in 2018.

Soroc Technology is a full-service IT firm that works closely with its clients to achieve whatever is necessary to develop, set up, and maintain full IT services. Their goal is to help their clients realize their best through the most appropriate technology. For nearly 35 years, Soroc Technology has been delivering cutting-edge technology and innovative solutions to its clients. They have built trust and earned and sustained their position among the leading IT solution and service providers by expanding their knowledge and skill and continually growing their business to support their client’s needs. Their services span the entire inception to completion process, and they can support any stage of the IT infrastructure lifecycle. They handle planning, procurement, deployment, support services and environmental disposition. 

Keyfactor & Per Scholas Announce Partnership To Drive Skills Training & Diversity In Cybersecurity

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 21, 2020 by itnerd

Keyfactor, the leader in crypto-agility solutions, and Per Scholas, a national non-profit that drives positive and proven social change in communities across the country through technology training, today announced a partnership program providing traditionally underrepresented individuals with access to mentorship and skills training for high-growth careers in the cybersecurity industry.

Per Scholas partners with leading employers, developing student curriculum that aligns to specific roles in the technology industry, including IT and security. As a Per Scholas partner, Keyfactor provides mentorship, curriculum input and training to help close the cybersecurity skills gap while addressing use cases unique to the evolving IT and cybersecurity threat landscape.

Together, Keyfactor and Per Scholas have defined an employer diversity plan using a three-prong strategy to encourage innovative thinking, implement diverse hiring practices and build awareness of demographic and societal imbalances.

IT and cybersecurity leaders are invited to attend a fireside chat to learn more about the partnership and diversity plan by registering at:

Guest Post: BDI Has The Details Covered In Terms Of Your Home Theater Upgrade

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 21, 2020 by itnerd

These days entertainment options are severely limited. Most movie theaters, sports arenas and other entertainment venues are closed or tickets expensive and hard to come by. Add in Hollywood’s halt on new theater releases, film and television production and a home theater set up/upgrade becomes a vital element to an enjoyable winter. There’s no better way to upgrade your entertainment space than with BDI’s highly functional, beautiful entertainment furniture, which is available at retailers and e-tailers across the country. In case you are planning a story in which one or some of these pieces may be useful, here are some excellent tips and options from BDI (

First, take inventory. No matter where one’s sports and movie-viewing area will be, the media console is vital—it will store and hide the components and their wires.  A media console should offer features designed to extend the life of the components inside, while looking good doing it. Determine the space needed to store the system by taking stock of your electronics, including speakers, cable box, streaming devices, Blu-Ray, etc.

Next, set the stage for entertainment. It’s worth the investment upfront to select a media cabinet—like the Corridor 8179(available in a mew Natural Walnut in Nov. 2020)—that has a timeless design and offers great functionality that can be at home in your spaces for many years. Even with streaming technology, modern-day entertainment setups still come with a lot of cables, so an integrated cord management system will keep everything bundled and neat. Additional features to look out for include:

BDI’s media cabinets feature ventilation panels, both inside the cabinet and on the backside, will prolong the life of your equipment by letting air easily pass through, keeping components cool.

Remote AccessibilityBDI’s Elements 8779 media cabinet doors are specially designed to allow sound and remote signals to flow through help hide components inside while giving you full access to everything within.

Adjustable shelves provide adaptability. The space can be modified to suit the user’s needs. 

For some, an audio tower is crucial. The Corridor 8172 (available in natural walnut November 2020) offers beautifully designed customizable storage for audiophiles—perfect for keeping AV components, media and vinyl record organized.

BDI cabinets factor in ease of use, as seen on this Corridor. Hidden wheels and feet levelers ensure the cabinet can maintain even footing on uneven surfaces.

Additional furniture to complete the look:

center coffee table, like the Terrace 1150from BDI, is a great place to display keepsakes, hide away remote controls, or stage your latest meal around the TV. Side tables also play double duty for storage or providing surfaces for drinks and your own homemade movie theater popcorn.

Brand new for Fall 2020, the Tanami Bar (matching media console available) is one of three offered by BDI. No family room on a weekend night is complete without it! Behind the fluid design of its sculpted doors is ample storage for everything a fully stocked bar needs.

With a little planning and the right high-quality furniture, the entertainment experience is one that may give cinemas temporary competition… yet can bring lifelong enjoyment!