Articles By Joaquim P. Menezes

Using unified messaging to boost productivity, revenues…and fun

Unified communications (UC) means many things to many people, but one of the good descriptions, in my view, defines the technology by its impact.UC results in "a seamless user experience across all communications,

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

Online crooks target government Web sites for phishy tax refunds

Stealing money through fraudulent tax refunds was the main purpose of phishing activity targeting government Web sites during the month of February. This was a finding of "The State of Phishing" monthly report

Published on: March 28th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes


This is a test video Nowadays, analysis can be applied to those stats that will influence the careers of players – everything from preventing injuries to renegotiating contracts. The Major League Baseball Players

Published on: March 25th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

More bang for your backup in Norton 360, version 2

New scan options, a better firewall, and enhanced ID and anti-phishing protection are key new features of Norton 360 v.2 – the latest version of Symantec's "all-in-one" security product. N360, v. 2 was

Published on: March 25th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Video – The Smart Home Office

Read the article on the HP Smart Home Office demo. Turning your dreams of a digital Shangri-La into reality isn't the prerogative of the wealthy or the nerdy, according to Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP).

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

Deki Wiki Itasca “empowers” knowledge workers, IT professionals

Knowledge workers and IT professionals will be among the groups that benefit most from the new features of Deki Wiki "Itasca" that was unveiled today, says MindTouch CEO and co-founder, Aaron Fulkerson.Released today,

Published on: March 18th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Creating your own digital digs a piece of cake, says HP

Digitally harmonizing work and entertainment, home and office, and the machines and media used in both environments is something a lot of folk dream about. Turning those dreams of a digital Shangri-La into

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

Does risky R&D deliver the best results?

Corporate IT research is undergoing a crucial change – in its concepts and methods.From a “methods” standpoint, we discussed in an earlier article how the notion of research as an activity confined within

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

Your R&D department is…everywhere

In tech projects, as everyday life, the whole is often more powerful than the sum of its parts. Way more powerful. Technology clusters exemplify this principle. Clusters – as defined by the National

Published on: February 29th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

An RFID tag in your Nike shoes can win you that marathon

Having an RFID tag in your Nike shoes, or affixed to your license plate sticker, or even embedded in your driver's license may seem bizarre.But to Gordon Westwater, some of these non-conventional applications

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

IT systems overhaul works wonders for Canada’s fastest growing city

An IT systems overhaul – that included a move to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 – has helped the city of Mississauga, Ont. slash costs, and achieve several other benefits to boot.With a population

Published on: February 14th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Will Xperia X1 oust the iPhone in mobile supremacy battle?

Sony Ericsson execs call it a "premium" convergence device and forewarn that it won't be cheap. But they promise the XPERIA X1 mobile phone will be worth every cent you spend on it.

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

Fredericton named among world’s top seven “intelligent” communities

Fredericton, New Brunswick has been named among the seven smartest communities in the world by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF).The city – which features in ICF's Top Seven Intelligent Communities of 2008 list

Published on: January 28th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Hacker compromised legit Web sites now pose gravest danger

The number of genuine Web sites compromised by hackers has increased and for the first time surpasses that of malicious Web sites purposefully created by cyber criminals, according to a report by Websense

Published on: January 23rd, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Will Motorola’s multi-purpose device boost customer service?

When shopping for an electronic – or computing-related – product, few things are as frustrating as being unable to find an associate (or the right associate) to assist you.For the retailer this can

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