Q: Hi, TSI. What do you think about Open Text and its recent acquisition of Carbonite? Thanks.

A: Open Text, $59.33, symbol OTEX on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 270.8 million; Market cap: $16.2 billion; www.opentext.com), develops, markets, licenses and supports collaboration and enterprise-information-management software for corporate clients. That software finds, stores and distributes information across corporate intranet and extranet networks as well as… Read More

Q: Pat, could you give me your view on Sylogist? Also, the public float was maintained at about 21 million shares, but I now see that it is over 23 million. The stock has dropped over the last year, but I can find no explanation. Thanks.

A: Sylogist Ltd., $9.20, symbol SYZ on the Toronto Venture Exchange (Shares outstanding: 23.7 million; Market cap: $218.0 million; www.sylogist.com), aims to provide organization-wide software, mainly to public-service operations with a focus on fund accounting, grant management and payroll.

Sylogist’s public-sector customers include local governments, nonprofit… Read More