Articles By Nestor Arellano

Canadian payday loan firm seeks to cash in on Microsoft BI tool

Spreadsheets can have huge limitations. National MoneyMart learned that lesson...the hard way.The Edmonton-based payday loan chain – which until now has sought to sift through and analyze several years of business data using

Published on: January 22nd, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Partner networks can help tech vendors boost effectiveness

Technology vendors should investigate evolving networks of system integrators, independent vendors, and resellers or lose out on possible business opportunities, according to a Toronto-based industry analyst.</pPartner-to-partner networking is evolving into a defining trend

Published on: January 21st, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Canadian tech market poised for growth in 2008, says IDC

Despite the slowing economy of its largest trading partner, Canada's technology industry is poised for substantial growth this year.End users are expected to spend no less than $81.5 billion in technology products and

Published on: January 18th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Fewer mega mergers expected after Oracle’s purchase of BEA

Oracle Corp.'s $8.5 billion purchase of middleware vendor BEA Systems is the last mega merger the IT industry will witness for a long time to come, technology analysts say.The trend of independent tech

Published on: January 17th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

BI tool makes the cut for Canadian laser engraving company

Cost and performance were the two key considerations for Virtek Vision International Inc., when it sought a business intelligence (BI) application to keep track of its cash flow.A provider of laser-based templates and

Published on: January 16th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

IBM led alliance shares eco-friendly technology with the world

A move by an alliance of global technology firms headed by IBM to share eco-friendly technology with the rest of the world could bring some benefits to smaller firms but the initiative is

Published on: January 15th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

IBM led alliance shares eco-friendly technology with the world

A move by an alliance of global technology firms headed by IBM to share eco-friendly technology with the rest of the world could bring some benefits to smaller firms but the initiative is

Published on: January 15th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Spam exploit highlights dangers of free Web-based services

Economical and effective, free online services are especially appealing to budget conscious small and midsize businesses (SMBs) but they are also attracting the attention of spammers.An attempt this week to breach the e-mail

Published on: January 14th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

How to use software management tools to cut risk and cost

Keeping a handle on what software applications are running on the company network is never an easy task. As support duties and deployment assignments pile up, IT teams often have very little time

Published on: January 14th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Ontario tech startups badly need financing info

They badly need money but they don't know who, when or how to approach the people who have it.This, in a nutshell, is the major challenge of early stage companies in Ontario seeking

Published on: January 11th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Six performance-management pitfalls and how to avoid them

Poor planning, overzealousness, and lack of insight could derail corporate performance management initiatives, say technology and management experts.Performance management involves a company's adoption of systematic processes to improve organizational effectiveness in the pursuit

Published on: January 9th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Search Wikia is no Google killer – yet, say Web experts

Search Wikia, the open-source, community-driven search engine created by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, has the potential to alter the search market but is unlikely to unseat Google, according to Web industry analysts.The search

Published on: January 8th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Determining business needs is key to navigating tech trends

Technology vendors are heralding in 2008 with a host of exciting communication technologies. The key to keeping your head above the upcoming wave is to set your sights on your business needs and

Published on: January 3rd, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Compliance resolutions for Canadian businesses

The ever increasing demands of keeping up with industry standards and regulations are only expected to grow more in the coming years, according to compliance experts.As operators of Canadian businesses ponder compliance strategies,

Published on: December 22nd, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Future looks bright for Ottawa tech clusters

Companies comprising the technology cluster in the Ottawa region can look forward to a very promising future in the next few years but entrepreneurs have to look beyond the U.S. market to achieve

Published on: December 20th, 2007 Nestor Arellano