Articles By Joaquim P. Menezes

Multi-layered security vital for mobile data protection

"Eternal vigilance" said Wendell Phillips in 1852 "is the price of liberty."It's also the price you pay for keeping your data secure, especially data residing on mobile devices.Protecting portable digital information, says an

Published on: January 4th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Tis’ the season for spam, says Symantec

On the first day of Christmas this spammer brought to me…Symantec's latest monthly threat report, with its long catalogue of spam categories currently afflicting harried users doesn't make for very cheerful reading.Spam accounted

Published on: December 11th, 2007 Joaquim P. Menezes

Captive Centre outsourcing option not so captivating

Until now, companies offshoring some of their IT operations have generally followed two broad paths – they have either outsourced to a third party services provider overseas, or launched their own "captive centre"

Published on: December 10th, 2007 Joaquim P. Menezes

Beware of blended threats and phishing zombies in 2008

"Blended threats" – online security attacks that combine several techniques – are likely to become more pervasive in 2008, security industry insiders say.Such threats are already "gaining momentum", according to security managed services

Published on: December 7th, 2007 Joaquim P. Menezes

SAP-Microsoft Duet has growing appeal for business users

SAP and Microsoft's "Duet" that debuted 18 months ago, is picking up pace – big time.The joint offering, which allows users to access SAP business processes from within a Microsoft Office environment, appears

Published on: December 6th, 2007 Joaquim P. Menezes

How to rout counterfeiters and rev up security with RFID

Given the indisputable advantages of radio frequency identification (RFID), why aren't many more Canadian firms warming up to this technology?One probable obstancle has to do with "privacy concerns" – misgivings that RFID could

Published on: December 6th, 2007 Joaquim P. Menezes

Calgary named Canada’s “safest cyber city”

Calgary, AB is "Canada's safest cyber city", according to security software vendor Symantec (Canada) Corp.When it comes to maintaining safety on their home PCs, Calgarians fare better than the rest, reveals a Symantec

Published on: December 5th, 2007 Joaquim P. Menezes

Samsung FP-T6374 – A display for all seasons

"Choice" is undoubtedly a value proposition for the Samsung FP-T6374, some would say too much of it. This 63-inch flat panel Plasma display's design and features allow it to be used in business

Published on: December 3rd, 2007 Joaquim P. Menezes

Feds ID theft legislation good enough, but not enough, expert says

The Conservative government's proposed legal measures to make it easier for police to catch identity thieves are welcome – but far more needs to be done, says a legal expert.Draft amendments to the

Published on: November 23rd, 2007 Joaquim P. Menezes

Data breaches will remain a huge concern in 2008, says Symantec exec

Dean Turner, Director of Symantec's Global Intelligence Network says data breaches and ID theft will continue dominate the threat landscape next year. He also outlines practical steps companies and consumers can take to

Published on: November 23rd, 2007 Joaquim P. Menezes

The BI market consolidation – is it good for business?

Where have all the players gone? Less than a year ago, the business intelligence (BI) market was the turf of several powerful, pure play vendors. Up until 2006, according to research from analyst

Published on: November 20th, 2007 Joaquim P. Menezes

Green and grid are great for business, says Otellini

Developing new products that balance computing performance and power consumption, is one of Intel's top priorities, according to CEO Paul Otellini.The others are “socializing” enterprise networks, and supporting grid technology as a means

Published on: November 14th, 2007 Joaquim P. Menezes

When push-to-talk comes to shove

It's a space where the main players – Telus Mobility and Bell Mobility – are competitors at one level and collaborators at another. But that's only one of the paradoxes of the Push-to-Talk

Published on: May 30th, 2005 Joaquim P. Menezes