The upcoming print edition of the Ottawa Business Journal will have plenty of business reaction to the LeBreton Flats bid, including one key endorsement.
OBJ Feb. 1
“The Ottawa Chamber of Commerce has actually endorsed one of the proposals. Find out which one,” says print editor David Sali.
Mr. Sali promises plenty of reaction to the bids from the tourism industry as well.
While LeBreton Flats might have stolen some of the headlines in the next issue, there is plenty more newsworthy content, including OBJ’s feature on a sector Mr. Sali said has flown largely under the radar until now.
“Ottawa is Canada’s leader in the tech field called software-defined networking,” Mr. Sali said. “SDN is essentially taking all the technology involved in network switches, routers, that sort of thing and essentially putting that technology in the cloud.”
Corsa Technologies operates in the SDN field and was recently one of three Ottawa companies – along with Klipfolio and You.i TV – to make Deloitte’s annual list of companies to watch.
The technology, which Mr. Sali said will make Internet networks cheaper and more efficient, is expected to be a $100-billion industry by 2020 and many analysts believe Ottawa will be the hub for SDN in Canada.
OBJ recently broke the news that Apple is coming to town and Mr. Sali also promises business reaction to that.
And with the recent merging of the Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Sun newsrooms and the continued losses at Postmedia, OBJ will also look at the future of the print industry from the advertisers’ perspective.
“(Reporter) Adam Feibel has got that,” said Mr. Sali. “He talked to numerous ad agencies in town to ask them, ‘Are newspapers still relevant? What are they telling their clients? Where are they telling their clients to put their advertising dollars?’”
Regular features like Michael Prentice’s consumer column, People on the move/Hats off and recent contracts will all be there too.
The next print edition will be in newsboxes by Feb. 1, and available digitally on obj.ca by 5 p.m. Jan. 29.