Articles By Nestor Arellano

Employers finally hit the hiring wall

Enterprise companies need to brace themselves for a looming IT labour crunch and tweak training programs geared toward retaining their existing talent pool, according to human resources experts.By 2016, there will be a

Published on: June 27th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

McDonald’s and Timmy’s snack on RFID payment

It took some time for the technology to catch on in Canada but vendors of cashless payment systems appear to have discovered that the best way to a Canadian consumer's pocket is through

Published on: June 26th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Training the mind/mind the training

When properly conceived and carried out, corporate training programs can spell the difference between an organization's stellar success and lackluster performance. Unfortunately, some companies view personnel training as a mere afterthought after having

Published on: June 25th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Studies show green IT awareness, but little planning

A majority of Canadian business leaders are well aware of environmental issues, but are not involved in or have no clearly defined green energy strategy, according to two separate surveys. Eighty-eight per cent

Published on: June 20th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Canadian security firms size up browser bugs

Four recently discovered vulnerabilities in two rival Internet browsers should serve as a "wake-up call" to Web surfers, Canadian security experts say. Last week, Polish computer security expert Michal Zalewski disclosed two flaws

Published on: June 11th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Career expert advises against comp-sci studies

Technology workers should consider taking non-computer science courses in a quest to expand their skill sets and improve their career prospects, career specialists say. In today's ever changing workplace, it's always best to

Published on: May 31st, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Canadian think-tank sees danger in cross-border biometrics

Reports that face and fingerprint matching scanners are being left unused by U.S. frontier guards prove biometric technology is not appropriate for securing high-traffic environments according to a Canadian security analyst. American officials

Published on: May 17th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

The pros and cons of going green

A majority of Canadian business leaders are well aware of environmental issues, but are not involved in or have no clearly defined green energy strategy, according to two separate surveys. Eighty-eight per cent

Published on: May 16th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Deloitte survey shows support for overseas IT talent

Inability to find adequate and appropriate IT talent in their own country is causing many North American CEOs to turn their gaze to distant shores, according to a recent survey.Nearly two-thirds (64 per

Published on: May 3rd, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Research firms stand by Vista adoption forecasts

Despite Microsoft Corp.'s declaration that sales of its Windows Vista operating system (OS) have topped analysts' forecasts, technology observers say the OS still hasn't . Redmond, Wash-based Microsoft recently reported its third quarter

Published on: April 30th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Canadian users, partners eye Longhorn beta

Microsoft Corp. said the next version of Windows Server, code-named Longhorn, is on schedule for its release before the end of this year.The Redmond, Wash-based company issued this assurance Thursday as it announced

Published on: April 26th, 2007 Nestor Arellano