Articles By Nestor Arellano

Google, HP partnership offers ‘SMB IT in a Box’

LAS VEGAS – Hewlett-Packard and Google Inc. have joined forces to develop and one-stop-shop technology solution for small and medium sized businesses. At the HP Discover 2013 event here on Tuesday the two

Published on: June 12th, 2013 Nestor Arellano

Dell unveils full-HD XPS 18 all-in-one

Its latest all-in-one offering, the XPS 18, is the world’s lightest AIO computer in the market according to Dell. Weighing in at just 4.85 lbs. with an optional solid state drive, the new

Published on: March 14th, 2013 Nestor Arellano

Small businesses get hosting package from WordPress

Open source blogging tool developer WordPress has launched a Web site building suite aimed at small businesses. WordPress Business offers ad-free site hosting, free domain as well as unlimited storage, unlimited selection of

Published on: March 14th, 2013 Nestor Arellano

Being compliant doesn’t mean being secure: study

Despite growing pressure on enterprises to comply with increasing government and industry security regulations, a majority of Canadian businesses believe falling into line doesn’t make an organization secure. “According to participants, complying with

Published on: March 11th, 2013 Nestor Arellano

Ontario service kiosks shut down

ServiceOntario has notified police authorities and is investigating a reported security breach of its service kiosks. The Ontario government has temporarily shut down all its kiosks across the province  following the discovery of

Published on: June 7th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Widespread mobile payments adoption still five years away, study says

Until the corner variety store in your neighbourhood installs a near field communication (NFC)-enabled payment terminal and your aunt feels comfortable paying for milk with her smartphone, it will take some time for

Published on: June 6th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Ontario county saves on compliance costs with vendor swap

With a population of 70,000 residents you might be prone to think that the IT and compliance challenges of Middlesex County would be negligible compared to those of much larger municipalities. However, the

Published on: June 6th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Lawful access ‘one of the greatest threats to privacy,’ says watchdog

Initiatives to provide law enforcement agents greater powers to access and track personal individual information may have suffered a set back early this year, but Ontario's information and privacy commissioner said today that

Published on: June 4th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Winery social media manager is ITBusiness fan of the month

Well here’s a toast to our very first ITBusiness Fan of the Month winner, Curtis Sheppard of Whitbourne, Newfoundland.Curtis was the unanimous choice of the ITBusiness team because his social activity in our

Published on: June 1st, 2012 Nestor Arellano

PlateSpin survives serial acquisition

Toronto virtualization management and recovery systems developer PlateSpin Ltd. was at the top of its game when its orbit caught the eye of networking pioneer Novell. Founded in 2003, PlateSpin specialized in tools

Published on: May 31st, 2012 Nestor Arellano

The five Cs of highly effective startups

Connecting with clients, cultivating talent, developing a corporate culture, listening to good counsel, and holding regular team conferences - those are the secrets to success. These essential ingredients cooking up a hot tech

Published on: May 22nd, 2012 Nestor Arellano

44 per cent of people actually ignore Facebook ads

 by Nestor E. Arellano I’ve always approached my daughter’s budding Facebook Marketplace sales with light hearted indulgence. However she might have some real business sense after all. Roughly two days before General Motors

Published on: May 17th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

New Web site helps boost foreign tech talent supply

Tech industry associations and politicians are looking to temporary foreign workers to bridge a tech talent gap which some studies place at around 106,000.Bureaucratic red tape, however, has slowed down to a trickle

Published on: May 14th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Data encryption seldom used by Canadian businesses

Nearly half of Canadian businesses that handle customers' personal information in digital form fail to use appropriate tools and practices to protect sensitive data, according to a survey commissioned by the Office of

Published on: May 13th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Google+ gaining on Facebook?

Don't be too fast to discount the social media cred of Google+. Google's stab at social networking might be more successful than most have speculated, according to a survey released recently by digital

Published on: May 10th, 2012 Nestor Arellano