Articles By Nestor Arellano

Canadian firms see direct link between IT investment and business success

A vast majority of executives in large Canadian companies agree IT investment is essential to business success, but many remain skeptical about technology's impact on providing competitive advantage, according to a recent survey

Published on: February 19th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Making communication come alive with 3D digital tools

How do you visually communicate to more than 300,000 motorists they might have to take a detour on their drive tomorrow? Or encourage potential buyers to scale the heights of Chicago's tallest residential

Published on: February 15th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Ford revs up auto production with 3D prototyping

Three-dimensional digital prototyping doesn't just improve design – it can actually speed up production.This was a key message of Autodesk president and CEO Carl Bass, during his opening address at Autodesk World Press

Published on: February 13th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Small Canadian design company makes big gains by automating contact management

Keeping track of customer contact information and ongoing projects is often a daunting task for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) with limited resources. But Microsoft Canada execs say SMBs can effectively automate that

Published on: February 12th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Symantec archiving tool cuts costs and risks, ensures regulatory compliance at ING

Rolling out new enterprise content management (ECM) technology has enabled ING Investment Management reduce information retention risks, and avoid significant IT labour and hardware costs. A global financial institution of Dutch origin, ING

Published on: February 11th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Using talent management tools to drive high-impact business results

While the market for talent management suites (TMS) is poised for rapid growth, there appears to be a disconnect between what vendors are offering and what users want.Talent management (or human capital management)

Published on: February 7th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Asset mgt helps Canadian library’s four-person IT team serve 250,000

One of Canada's oldest libraries is closing the books on labour-intensive systems monitoring and inventory processing with the help of a recently released software asset management product set from Microsoft. TheKitchener Public Library's

Published on: February 5th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Yahoo deal Microsoft’s “last opportunity” to dethrone Google

Microsoft's $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo could be the final opportunity for the Redmond, Wash-based software maker to finally catch up with Google in the online application and Web search space, says a

Published on: February 4th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Today’s hot IT skills and five tips for acquiring them

The Web 2.0 phenomenon and developments in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) space will trigger a demand for a new set of IT skills.Technology headhunters and industry insiders say IT professionals should be

Published on: January 31st, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Network overhaul works many wonders for Winnipeg school division

Reduced staffing costs, more than $200,000 a year in communications savings and additional earnings from leasing its fibre network are only a few of the many benefits experienced by a Winnipeg school division

Published on: January 30th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Nokia’s Trolltech buy will spawn new open source mobile apps

Through its acquisition of Norwegian mobile software firm Trolltech ASA, Nokia will get a firmer grip on the open source mobile application market, telecommunications analysts say.They say Finland-based Nokia Corp. hopes to attract

Published on: January 28th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

An outsourced online billing service that can save you time & money

Harried small business owners often complain of losing revenue as various tasks keep them from billing clients on time. However, with easy access to online billing and accounting services, there's no reason why

Published on: January 28th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Strategies to side step steep cell phone roaming fees

Exorbitant global roaming charges are the main reason why mobile workers rack up such huge cell phone bills during business-related overseas trips, a recent survey reveals.International roaming charges can add up to much

Published on: January 28th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

COBOL coders needed again as mainframe projects increase

While the popularity of client servers and distributed computing seemed to mark the end of the "big iron" age, recent developments indicate mainframes may be around for many more years.Unfortunately the talent needed

Published on: January 24th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

How to make money from $10 cell phones

In 2008 Canadian telecom vendors will seek to extend cellular capabilities to devices other than cell phones, according to report released by Deloitte Canada yesterday.Vendors, the report said, are searching for new ways

Published on: January 23rd, 2008 Nestor Arellano