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101 Top Security Startups and Companies in Toronto (2021)

This article showcases our top picks for the best Toronto based Security companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Security industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

Amdocs scoops up Sourced for $75M to boost cloud migrations

Amdocs acquired technology consultancy and cloud transformation specialist Sourced Group for $75 million, aiming to position itself as the top system integrator for cloud migrations across the communications, media and financial services sectors.

Ingraining sustainability in business: Why change is needed now

Sustainability in business is fundamental to success and longevity; there is no quick and easy way to develop a credible, sustainable brand without every employee’s commitment. In this article, Angela provides insight on ingraining sustainability in business policies and educating those around you to create a shared interest for continuous change.

Backed by fresh funding, Sourced Group launches Kivera

Sourced Group has launched a new cloud security company and product in the form of Kivera, fresh from securing an additional $2.5 million in funding from existing investor, Round 13 Capital. With operations in Sydney and Toronto, Kivera will go to market as a cloud security offering capable of applying governance policies at enterprise level, spanning multi-cloud environments.

Internationalisation Of Business: Six Main Ingredients To Achieve Success

For entrepreneurs looking to take the first step beyond their home country, the prospect can be daunting. Indeed, as an entrepreneur, you will need to get comfortable being uncomfortable. The key to succeeding in a new market is making your move at the right time and seeding it with the right people. The founding members should be leaders who have already captured the business know-how and the cultural essence of your organisation.

Cloud Security Risks and How to Avoid Them

Equating cloud security with network security is one of the biggest shortfalls for businesses today, as they attempt to use identical tooling in the hopes of fortifying their security posture across both areas. Cloud security, however, includes more than merely securing the network from unauthorised access. It encompasses a wider range of multi-faceted organisational controls required in a dynamic environment.

Tips for the Painless Migration of your Data Warehouse to the Cloud

From humble beginnings only a few years ago, the cloud has arrived. Now widely embraced by the IT industry, it’s the strategy of choice for organizations pursuing competitive advantage through agility, cost efficiencies and ease of collaboration. “The cloud is definitely a good place to start for any strategy that’s focused on digital transformation initiatives,” said Gary Davenport, independent management consultant, former CIO, and past president of the CIO Association of Canada.

Buoyed by Malaysia Launch, Sourced Eyes Cloud Expansion

Sourced Group is eyeing up cloud expansion in Southeast Asia following entry into Malaysia, the doubling of Singapore operations and key customer wins in banking and financial services during the past 12 months. The Amazon Web Services (AWS) specialist, born in Australia but now headquartered in Canada, is open to exploring regional growth opportunities through regulated cloud, insisting “nothing’s off the table” in 2020.

AWS Opens Partner Door in ASEAN (with Specialist Clause Inserted)

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has outlined a clear path to profitability for partners in ASEAN, on the basis that specialist cloud capabilities are created in return. In response to increased customer demand across the region, the opening of the ecosystem doors comes with a large caveat for a channel now required to build offerings tailored to verticals or solutions, with little room for broad-brush approaches.

Consultancy Sourced Group Shuffles Leadership

Australian-born IT consulting firm Sourced Group has appointed Tim Baguley as its new ANZ managing director, as outgoing MD Salma Datenis takes on a global role. Datenis, who has led Sourced in ANZ since 2017, assumes the newly created role of vice president of operations.

Sourced Group Gets Nod for AWS Outposts Global Launch

Australian-founded consulting firm Sourced Group has been selected as a global launch partner for Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Outposts. The firm is an AWS Premier Consulting Partner and has been trained in delivering solutions at scale through rearchitecting complex workloads to run on AWS solutions for both on-premises and cloud environments.

Sourced Group Reaches Fifth APN Milestone in 12 Months

Sourced Group has officially achieved the AWS Financial Services Competency, recognising the company’s success in helping financial institutions adopt cloud at scale. Sourced is a global IT consulting firm specialising in large-scale cloud transformations for regulated industries and is an AWS Partner Network Premier (APN) Consulting Partner.

Most Canadians Are Worried AI is Advancing Too Quickly, and They Expect Banks to Have the Answers, Says Study

A new report highlights a growing fear among Canadians that’s tied to the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence. An online study conducted by Environics Research Group revealed that 77 per cent of Canadians are concerned that AI is advancing too quickly to properly understand its potential risks.

Sourced Raises $20 Million CAD from Round 13, Comerica, HSBC

Sourced, a Toronto-based IT consultancy firm, has closed a $20 milliion CAD round of financing, led by Round 13 Capital, with participation from Comerica Bank and HSBC. Sourced said the new investment will assist with its global growth plans, fund potential acquisitions, accelerate product development, and expand sales and marketing efforts.

Sourced Group Closes First Financing Round, Raises $20 Million

Toronto-headquartered IT consultancy Sourced Group recently closed a $20 million financing round. This marks the first institutional investment for the privately held company, which has been self-funded since its founding in 2010.

Australian-founded Sourced Group Closes A$22M Funding Round

Australian-founded consulting firm Sourced Group has closed its first round of investment with more than $22 million. Canadian-based venture capital company Round 13 Capital led the funding round, along with the US-based Comerica Bank and HSBC. The $22.1 million is intended to fund Sourced’s global growth plans, including in Australia where the consultancy is looking to expand its presence beyond its current base in Sydney.

Sourced Group Revamps Executive Leadership Team

Global IT consultancy Sourced Group has made three appointments within its executive leadership team. Wilson Lee, based in Toronto, has been named chief financial officer; John Painter, based in Singapore, has been promoted to VP of strategy and innovation; and Ian McMaugh, also in Singapore, has been appointed managing director, ASEA.

Singapore Airlines Deepens AWS Play Through Sourced Group

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has engaged Sourced Group to help accelerate digital transformation plans, deepening capabilities within AWS Cloud. Through the partnership – revealed to Channel Asia – the specialist consulting partner worked jointly with the premium airline to modernise application development processes through the creation of a new cloud delivery pipeline.

Sourced Group Boosts Cloud Credentials Through AWS

Sourced Group has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premier Consulting Partner status in the AWS Partner Network (APN). Billed as the highest tier within the tech giant’s ecosystem, the status recognises consulting partners that demonstrate expertise and success in helping customers design, architect, build, migrate and manage their workloads on AWS.

Certis Strikes AWS Cloud Deal with Sourced Group

Certis has selected Sourced Group as a strategic partner in the security specialist’s adoption of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, as part of widespread digital transformation plans. Terms of the agreement will see Sourced deliver essential cloud infrastructure and security frameworks using its Cloud at Scale Core Foundations program, built on AWS.

Sourced Group Recognized as One Of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers (2019)

It’s not the way most executives would spend their time. But one afternoon four years ago, as they prepared to open the Toronto office of Sourced Group Inc., Founder and CEO Jon Spinks and Paul Bertoni, Managing Director, Canada, spent a couple of hours at an office supplier’s showroom checking out chairs.

Small Teams, Code-driven Outcomes Key to Helping Enterprises Manage Cloud, says AWS Partner

Not unlike that one friend who got a tattoo 10 years ago and now wants it covered up, some enterprises have been experiencing a similar phenomenon when it comes to the cloud services they’ve shifted workloads to. Paul Bertoni, managing director for Sourced Group, North America, sees it all the time.

Sourced Group Recognised for AWS Migration Competency

IT consultancy Sourced Group has been awarded Amazon Web Services (AWS) migration competency the organisation has announced. “As a trusted advisor, we focus on delivering the highest quality of service and real business outcomes to our global clients on a daily basis,” said Jonathan Spinks, CEO, Sourced Group.

Sourced Group Wins Palo Alto’s Asia-Pacific Cloud Partner of the Year Award

Sourced Group, a global IT consulting firm, walked home with some impressive hardware in Toronto recently after winning Palo Alto Networks’ Asia Pacific Cloud Partner of the Year award for 2018. The Global Partner of the Year Awards, according to Palo Alto Networks, recognize partners who have demonstrated their commitment to helping customers “meet their most challenging security needs with the Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform.”

Sourced Group Partners with RHB Singapore in Cloud Transformation Push

IT consulting firm Sourced Group has partnered with Malaysia’s RHB Banking Group in Singapore in its digital transformation effort. The announcement comes as the consultancy firm completed a cloud-native application platform built on Amazon Web Services (AWS) for RHB, resulting in the bank’s first production workload on AWS in less than five months.

Sourced Group: Enterprise Innovation Through Cloud Technology

Join WRLWND radio guest host J. Richard Jones as he chats with Jonathan Spinks, CEO from Sourced Group. Learn about the challenges of cloud adoption, how Canada measures up to other countries and the future of cloud, in this episode of WRLWND radio.

President to President with Jonathan Spinks, CEO of Sourced Group

Jonathan Spinks has built his business on helping large organizations, such as some of Australia’s biggest banks, adapt to working in the cloud, running DevOps, and agile methodology. Now he’s moving from ‘Down Under” to the ‘Great White North’ because he thinks Canadian organizations are primed for digital transformation. ITWC President Fawn Annan asks how Spinks has managed his career, and what he’s finding different about working in Canada.

IT Experts Serve Up Cloud Computing Security Advice

The phone call from the panicked customer came to Brett Gillett early on a Saturday morning: The just-received monthly bill from Amazon’s AWS service was five times the company’s average charge. Why?. As Gillett, founder of Curious Orbit Cloud Consulting, an Oakville, Ont., firm that specializes in AWS advisory services, told the Trend Micro CloudSec cloud security conference in Toronto Wednesday it was a matter of bad password management.

Sourced Group Expands ASEAN Capabilities as Consultancy Demand Increases

In just under a year, Sourced Group, an IT consultancy specialising in large-scale cloud transformations for enterprise clients, is ready for its next phase of ASEAN expansion. Entering the market in July 2017 with the opening of its Singapore office, the business has seen an opportunity to expand into the lucrative Asian markets.

Meet the Top Performing AWS Partners Across ASEAN

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has honoured its top performing partners across ASEAN, recognising channel excellence following a strong year of growth. Unveiled during the AWS Partner Summit in Singapore, the awards recognised standout specialists throughout the vendor’s ecosystem, spanning born-in-the-cloud, traditional, consulting and technology partners.

Foreign Exchange Service OFX Embarks on Cloud Migration

ASX-listed foreign exchange service OzForex, which trades as OFX, has embarked on a program that will see it move almost the entirety of its production environment into Amazon Web Services’ cloud by the end of 2016. Given that OFX is almost two decades old — it was founded in 1998 — it is a stretch it describe it as a startup, but chief technology officer Craige Pendleton-Browne says that the move to cloud is part of driving an innovative culture in a heavily regulated sector.

CRN’s Top 10 Customer Wins of 2015

Sourced Group has racked up some impressive public cloud wins. As well as claiming to be the first local AWS partner to take a bank to the platform, it emerged this year it was a key player behind Qantas’s move to AWs. The firm provided a framework for automation of application deployment for Qantas, which announced this year it was moving its website and some other applications to AWS.

Meet the Partner Who Took Qantas to the AWS Cloud

Australian AWS partner Sourced Group has been revealed as the IT provider behind Qantas’ high-profile move to Amazon Web Services. Qantas chief technology officer Chris Taylor revealed at last month’s AWS Summit that the airline had begun migrating its entire website to Amazon’s public cloud.

Media FAQ

Who founded Sourced? 

Sourced was founded by Jonathan Spinks, who is also the Chief Executive Officer.

When was Sourced founded?

Sourced was founded in 2010.

Who is Sourced’s parent company?

Sourced was acquired in March 2021, by Amdocs, a leading provider of software and services to over 350+ communications and media companies.

Where are Sourced’s offices? 

Sourced’s head office is in Toronto, Canada. Sourced has offices in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Sydney and Melbourne, Australia; and Auckland, New Zealand.

What does Sourced do? 

Sourced provides professional services that secure, migrate and manage hyperscale cloud infrastructure for large enterprise clients. These global enterprises are in highly regulated industries such as financial services, aviation, healthcare, telecom, media and government. Sourced specialises in organisation-wide cloud transformation, from cloud strategy and cloud platform architecture to workload migration and DevOps enablement.

Who are your cloud platform partners? 

Sourced partners with AWS, Microsoft and Google. The company is one of the few cloud consulting firms globally to have top tier partner status with all three major cloud platform providers, including AWS Premier Consulting Partner, Microsoft Gold Partner and Google Premier Partner.  Sourced also partners with cloud technology providers such as Datadog, Palo Alto Networks, Puppet, and Splunk.

What differentiates Sourced from its competitors? 

Sourced is focused on large enterprises in a small number of verticals where there are extensive security, compliance and governance requirements. The company has a long track record in providing cloud consulting services to these organisations internationally. Its Cloud at Scale™ philosophy goes beyond technology to include people, tools and processes that ensure cloud computing can be effectively adopted with low risk across the entire enterprise.

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