Articles By Joaquim P. Menezes

Symantec delivers on new Vision for data protection

Speed of data recovery times has become critical for many larger companies today. And it's become pretty big focus area for Symantec Corp. How big? Consider this: Two key announcements emerging out Vision

Published on: June 10th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

How to create a blockbuster product lickety split

Entrepreneurs that create blockbuster companies or products do very specific things that cause them to succeed, notes an expert in the field. A clearly articulated vision (pillars) and the right approach (process) are

Published on: June 3rd, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Munch n’ mingle your way to business success – three experts show you how

Communities of interest in various Canadian cities are offering startups and entrepreneurs a wide array of resources and tools to effectively grow their business.The activities of these communities – and the benefits of

Published on: May 26th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Kimberly-Clark’s Big Idea promo that’s a blast on YouTube

“To successfully sell a product,” say the marketing folk at Kimberly-Clark, “you need a big idea.”The maker of Kleenex tissues, Huggies diapers, and Viva facial towels is typically associated with brands that are

Published on: May 20th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

How to get ahead in advertising – The Washington Post way

When The Washington Post Co. first selected 'SAP for Media' – in 2003 – to manage the entire ad sales cycle for its multiple brands the media conglomerate realized the risks involved. "SAP

Published on: May 16th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Welcome to the new

New design, new structure, new and exciting content, and several new ways to access the news and information that matter to you – the redesigned site offers you all that...and more.The process

Published on: May 13th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Blackberries and CRM are a “great combination”, says Canadian expert

The ability to access and use customer relationship management (CRM) applications from SAP AG on the RIM BlackBerry is a big deal for sales people, says a Canadian analyst. Since the alliance between

Published on: May 12th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

‘Office on the hip’ will be a hit with sales persons – Interview with Vinay Nair of IDC

<a href=""target=”blank" Click here to read 'Blackberries and CRM' story What's significant about this deal between SAP and RIM? Being a former sales person myself, it certainly made a lot of sense to

Published on: May 10th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Online games offer serious lessons in business collaboration, says Canadian expert

Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) are considered a consumer thing. But they offer a terrific model for corporate collaboration – fostering a synergy that generates astounding business benefits, says a Canadian expert

Published on: May 8th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Leading Canadian bank jettisons legacy systems to gain agility

Why would ATB Financial – the largest Alberta-based financial institution – in one fell swoop, rip out core banking systems it used for more than three decades?And then why would it replace these

Published on: May 7th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

When Larry met Ernie – how Web 2.0 powers business process improvement

Visualize the following scenario: BigMachine Corp. – a machine spare parts supplier – sees its performance slip drastically due to inefficient business processes. Larry Shutter – the overworked, underpaid employee who “owns” the

Published on: May 6th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Technology makes teaching “come alive” at Canadian School Board

“We can't always build the future for your youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” Franklin Roosevelt Building our youth for the future. For Laura Williams, chief information officer (CIO)

Published on: April 24th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

What’s driving Toyota Canada’s success? – CIO reveals all

"The best way to provide prosperity and security is to do things right." Ray Tanguay, President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada The phrases 'Genchi Genbutsu' and 'Kaizen' would probably mean nothing to most

Published on: April 21st, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Canadian telemarketers wary as ‘Do Not Call’ D-Day draws near

The new National Do Not Call (NDNC) List is set to go live by September 30. It's a time for Canadians tormented by telemarketing calls to rejoice, and businesses/individuals who make such calls

Published on: April 15th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

It pays to have your head in the clouds: Google’s Glotzbach

Cloud computing will have as profound an impact on IT, business, and life in general as the invention of the “power grid” at the turn of the last century, says a top Google

Published on: April 11th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes