Articles By Nestor Arellano

Maxime Bernier itching to cut 2,300 small business

Lower taxes and less red tape - these are the things Canadian entrepreneurs demand and need to grow their business, according to Maxime Bernier, Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism.Expensive taxes

Published on: November 8th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Long distance toll fraud on the rise: complaints commissioner

Canada's Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) yesterday urged small and medium sized businesses to monitor their private branch exchange (PBXs) for suspicious activities following a resurgence of complaints about long distance

Published on: November 7th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Bricks and mortar stores still relevant, IBM says

After the rise of e-commerce phenomena including online retail, Internet auction sites, group buying and now mobile commerce, does it still make sense to build a traditional bricks and mortar store?Far from being

Published on: November 4th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Is RIM taking too long to release BlackBerry outage peace offering?

by Nestor E. Arellano In cartoons, sitcoms and some real life situations, when a man makes a mistake in a relationship, he usually tries to patch things up with a bunch of flowers. 

Published on: November 3rd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Seneca ramps up efforts to interest youth in IT

Natalie's eyebrows knitted in concentration as she and her friend intently watch the terminal while typing a piece of computer code. Moments later the teens' faces beamed with pride as the screen shows

Published on: November 1st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Canadian firms won’t part with current technology

One was the darling of consumer electronics a couple of years ago, the other is a 141-year-old communications technology that is tenaciously hanging onto relevance despite the onslaught on more flexible and sexier

Published on: November 1st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

CRTC leads international effort to stop cross-border telemarketing calls

Pesky telemarketers will soon be receiving an unwanted message themselves as the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and similar government agencies from 11 countries announced the launch of an international Do Not

Published on: October 31st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Calgary incubator offers startups cheap desks, free beer

Calgary is one of the country’s fastest growing cities but the Alberta metropolis’ real estate boom can be a tough barrier for many fledgling tech startups struggling to get their companies off the

Published on: October 26th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Does hack bring Siri to iPhone 4?

by Nestor E. Arellano Access to the voice command and response app Siri is one of the few things that differentiate Apple’s iPhone 4S from its older sibling the iPhone 4.  Hacker Steve Troughton-Smith, credited

Published on: October 24th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Sky’s the limit for SMBs as legalized gambling gets green light

Local companies developing casino-type, Web-based games could cash in on a market worth more than $16 billion in expected revenues as provincial governments increasingly move towards regulating online gaming.The gaming industry, also known

Published on: October 24th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

8 ways to build links that will send your Google rank soaring

Have you been spending long, agonizing hours crafting an online description for your Web site that starts with something like: “The best site ever for…” or “Lowest prices for…”If you think this alone

Published on: October 19th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

BlackBerry’s apology: the free apps you can download today

Were you one of the over 70 million BlackBerry users that were affected by the BlackBerry outage last week?To make it up to you and your fellow BlackBerry users, Research in Motion (RIM)

Published on: October 18th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Windows Intune now orchestrates third-party software

The latest tweak of Windows Intune, Microsoft's cloud-based PC management tool, now allows IT administrators to distribute not only Microsoft but third-party applications and updates as well to PCs remotely as long as

Published on: October 17th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

ITBusiness.ca readers share tablet tips

From note taking, music downloading, events scheduling, client data collection, PowerPoint presentations, linking to cloud services and even resume writing, ITBusiness.ca readers are reporting myriad uses for their tablet devices. Now on its

Published on: October 14th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Cavoukian orders Cancer Care Ontario to implement EMR

 by Nestor E. Arellano  What would it take to push forward a sluggish electronic patient records initiative? An embarrassing medical records fiasco of gargantuan proportion and one irate privacy commissioner perhaps? In the case

Published on: October 14th, 2011 Nestor Arellano