Articles By Joaquim P. Menezes

New online service makes home buying smarter, swifter for Canadians

Location, location, location – that's what a lot of home buyers would say when asked what three factors most influence their choice of a property. The challenge, though, is MLS listings today –

Published on: September 1st, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Fighting first party fraud in Canada — an expert shows how

Hello and welcome to the program. I'm Joaquim Menezes, senior online editor at IT Business and my guest today is Jas Anand, senior product and risk strategy manager at Actimize. Jas is an

Published on: August 26th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Firms reap rich rewards with flexible workstyles programs

For firms rolling out telecommuting and other flex workstyle programs, a democratic, rather than directive, approach usually works best, experts say.So instead of senior management unilaterally determining workstyles, employees should have a big

Published on: August 24th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Samsung PN58A650 — Plasma display offers good value despite glitches

While the fundamentals of Samsung's high-end flat panel TVs are similar every series usually has a feature or two that stand out from the rest.The "showpiece" feature – in the case of the

Published on: August 17th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Montreal police brings ‘law and order’ to records management

For the Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal (Montreal police) maintaining orderly records of the force's operations is as vital as keeping law and order on the streets. Indeed the two

Published on: August 13th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Microsoft Streets and Trips 2009 — a solid GPS tool for mobile workers

For information workers who are frequently on the road, using Microsoft Streets & Trips 2009 as a GPS tool of choice has definite advantages. For one, a laptop – typically, the cornerstone of

Published on: August 12th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Twitter attack was part of ‘massively coordinated’ campaign

With Twitter back in action with degraded service – after yesterday's distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack – speculation is rife about what caused the incident.The DDoS assault had a mild impact on

Published on: August 7th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Project work may be ‘great option’ for unemployed Canadian IT pros

Canadian tech professionals eager to get a foot in the door with a new employer may want to seriously consider project work.Research shows with the economy still in a slump, hiring managers would

Published on: August 5th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Symantec on site experts help clients combat cyber threats

Relying on the latest and best information security products and resources is fine.But with an onsite expert to guide you, these tools could provide tremendously more value, says Cupertino, Calif.-based Symantec Corp.CTAP-ping the

Published on: July 30th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Five fabulous iPhone 3GS features for workers on the go

When a smart phone is used for work, chances are this happens outside the confines of the office -- on the bus or train, at a customer site, a coffee shop, and so

Published on: July 28th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

BlackBerrys and the art of city streets maintenance

What do New York City civic workers and police officers in Waterloo, Ont. have in common? According to Nick Dawson, both these groups use the BlackBerry smart phone's unified voice and data capabilities

Published on: July 13th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

‘When you mess up — fess up and dress up’

An advance "kidnap warning" issued by the RCMP in Richmond, B.C., President Obama's pre-election Facebook campaign, and the damage-control strategy adopted by Maple Leaf Foods following a Listeria outbreak traced to its Toronto

Published on: June 30th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Hackers make a killing trading compromised PCs on “Golden Cash”

It's dubbed the Golden Cash network, and serves as a type of online exchange for cybercrooks to buy and sell access to batches of compromised PCs.The reach and impact of Golden Cash botnet

Published on: June 22nd, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Thin is in — Toronto firm gets into top shape with thin client diet

Greenferd Construction's "thin client" diet is helping the firm shed a lot of girth: excessive utility costs, thousands of travel hours, not to mention the inordinate amount of time devoted to IT management.All

Published on: June 17th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Adobe unveils new online collaboration services for workgroups today

Adobe today made forays into the online "collaboration market", unveiling new subscription-based Acrobat.com services targeted at work groups.Acrobat.com is a suite of Adobe applications that allows users to create, store and share documents

Published on: June 15th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes