Articles By Nestor Arellano

Live Document dead in the water without off-line capability

A hosted office productivity suite developed by Hotmail co-founder Sabeer Bhatia needs to sprout some off-line capability or it could drown in a sea of similar products, according to a Canadian technology analyst.Instant

Published on: November 24th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Toronto Hydro launches managed firewall to “protect” data network users

Operators of Toronto's municipal WiFi network yesterday launched a managed firewall service, which they hope will protect users of its wire line data network service from a projected increase in online attacks in

Published on: November 22nd, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Software tool transforms BlackBerry into customer mgt device

Sales personnel slowed down by the need to fumble with folders and laptop units in search of customer data now have a far better alternative. They can take advantage of a customer relationship

Published on: November 21st, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Phishing attacks unlikely to chill online shoppers’ enthusiasm

Online shopping will carry on at full tilt this Christmas season.Cyber shoppers are unlikely to be deterred by all the recent reports about online fraud, say e-commerce experts. (One of the most recent

Published on: November 21st, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Don’t pinch pennies when buying company PCs, says Intel executive

Organizations actually shorten the useful life of their technology assets by buying laptops and PCs with inferior computing capacity, according to an executive from PC chip maker Intel Corp.Such a cost-cutting approach could

Published on: November 20th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Nerds On Site comes to bean counters’ rescue

Small and medium scale businesses (SMBs) cut complexity and save money by retaining an outsourced tech support provider, some technology experts say.This was a strategy recently adopted by members of the Institute of

Published on: November 19th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Internet filters almost useless without strong policies

No matter how advanced the technology behind them is, Internet filters are no substitute for diligently followed security policies, according to IT insiders. "There's no substitute for policies and ethics. You need to

Published on: November 15th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

IBM purchase of Cognos brings turmoil and opportunity to BI mid-market space

Small and medium-sized businesses in the market for business intelligence (BI) software will benefit from IBM's US$5 billion offer to acquire Cognos Inc., according to industry analysts.Insiders predict there will be "initial turmoil"

Published on: November 13th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Canadian firm builds business on collaboration portal

In an effort to connect its geographically dispersed workforce, an Alberta-based construction supply firm is relying on an online portal to boost collaboration and communication across the board.North American Construction Group (NACG), which

Published on: November 12th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

‘Good vibes’ stem the tide of talent turnover

The growing importance of interactive online marketing is causing some upheaval in the job market but companies that know how to keep workers happy should have no cause for worry.“During the last Internet

Published on: November 9th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

YouTube sets up Canadian division

YouTube Tuesday launched a Canadian site which provides localized search features emphasizing video content produced here.By promoting content most relevant to Canadian viewers, YouTube.ca also provides an excellent opportunity for local businesses to

Published on: November 7th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Process trumps technology for HR departments

Technology-based human resources (HR) systems are important to businesses but when it comes to talent management, organizations place top priority on process design, according to a recent survey.In fact the use of HR

Published on: November 6th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

A decade of digital marketing

Focus on the customer, a keen eye for trends and judicious growth objectives are vital to surviving business ups and downs, according to marketing specialists who recently discussed lessons learned from upheavals in

Published on: October 30th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

IT-based strain injuries reach breaking point

Businesses that fail to provide employees with an ergonomically safe environment face stiff fines as governments beef up regulations to prevent strain-related injuries in the workplace. Relief for Canadian sufferers of motion induced

Published on: October 25th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Saving marketing dollars with Webinars

Businesses promoting products and services through Webinars must carefully tailor sessions to suit specific audiences in order to maximize the technology's potentials.In the last two years, the use of Internet-based meeting tools know

Published on: October 20th, 2007 Nestor Arellano