Articles By Joaquim P. Menezes

One-third of Canadians would forfeit sex rather than the Internet

What pleasures would Canadians be willing to give up for a year? Most would sooner forfeit chocolates, coffee, and alcohol – or devices, such as mp3 players, video games and mobile phones –

Published on: August 12th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

New ‘Dummies’ book – a great primer for first-time managers

When assessing a non-fiction work (especially one found in the Leadership or Management shelves of your local Chapters-Indigo bookstore) it's best to do so in the light of the author's own objectives.This may

Published on: August 11th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Four surefire ways to create a Google friendly Web site

A corporate Web site is a powerful tool in a company's quest to win marketshare and influence customers. This is especially true for smaller firms seeking to expand awareness and sales of their

Published on: August 10th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Feature-rich Nokia N97 Mini packs a mighty punch

The Nokia N97 Mini includes most of the features of the Nokia N97 in a smaller form factor.However, according to a Nokia Canada exec, the Mini shouldn't be just viewed as a pared-down

Published on: August 5th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Small Canadian firm stays on track with data recovery

In terms of staff count, Ontrack Data Recovery is a small outfit, no question about it.And yet, this five-employee shop -- essentially the entire Canadian operations of Kroll Ontrack Inc. a global data

Published on: August 3rd, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Samsung unveils super-slim, feature-rich LED TVs

“Summertime,” crooned Canadian jazz and pop diva Molly Johnson, “and the livin' is easy.”The event was the unveiling of Samsung's new 9000 Series LED televisions at Toronto's Design Exchange last week, and Johnson

Published on: July 28th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

YouTube users worldwide gear up for historic cinematic venture

If you frequently post videos to YouTube, it's more than likely that – at some point – you've harboured thoughts of producing your own blockbuster.Now such ideas can no longer be dismissed as

Published on: July 23rd, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Canadian honoured in ‘Top 30’ entrepreneurs list shares vision for startup success

A capital crunch isn't usually the most critical issue confronting entrepreneurs and startups. For many, the sense of isolation -- not knowing who to turn to or from where to get help as

Published on: July 22nd, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Samsung Home Theatre system focuses on ‘infotainment’

Hybrid displays targeting the knowledge worker -- who wants to be informed and entertained, preferably via the same device -- are becoming common today.Apart from smart phones, many higher-end HDTVs, especially the DLNA

Published on: July 20th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

‘Thriving in the Workplace’ offers great tips for success on the job

"7 books in 1" is the tag line for Thriving in the Workplace All-in One for Dummies (Wiley Publishing Inc.) -- a whopper of a book shipped to me recently for review.This tome

Published on: July 16th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Toshiba Regza UX600U LCD HDTV makes home networking easy

Toshiba is positioning its Regza UX600U LCD HDTV series as the ultimate in home networking."When combined with a Toshiba notebook featuring the new Toshiba Media Controller application ... the UX600 series allows users

Published on: July 13th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Industry’s ‘first’ Blu-Ray 3D notebook from Toshiba packs a lot of punch

Toshiba's product showcase in Toronto last week was fairly broad in scope and sweep.Demoed products ranged from laptops mainly targeted at consumers, such as the Satellite A660-042 3D, to the Toshiba Tecra R700

Published on: June 29th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Don’t sacrifice accuracy for market edge, expert warns media brands

Every journalist and media outlet thrives on a scoop. The transition to digital hasn't changed that.But the compulsion to be "fast and first to market" should never trump accuracy and journalistic integrity, cautioned

Published on: June 24th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Samsung SCX-5635FN

The price range and features of the Samsung SCX-5635FN laser monochrome all-in-one printer puts it squarely in the family of Samsung multifunction devices targeted at work groups, small businesses or home offices.The price

Published on: June 14th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Don’t use social media as a band aid, warns marketing guru

"Your social media strategy won't save you." That was the stark title of Tara Hunt's presentation at the recent Canadian Marketing Association convention in Toronto.And the Canadian author, speaker and marketing consultant backed

Published on: June 10th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes