Articles By Nestor Arellano

Four steps to drastically reduced bills for phone, wireless and Internet

Are long distance bills, mobile plans or Internet cost eating through your business's budget?More likely than not your company is stuck with a contract that's loaded with features or services that your business

Published on: March 15th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

How good are Canada’s universities at creating startups?

Like many university students, Aditya Bali finds delayed and missed parcel deliveries a “royal pain.”Bali and his friends Mike McCauley and Jay Shah, fourth year engineering students at The University of Waterloo, are

Published on: March 14th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

New pricing for Raspberry Pi unveiled

Web site crashes and hardware problems delayed the Raspberry Pi's distribution last week, and yesterday distributors of the $35 PC announced a new pricing structure for the machine.The Raspberry Pi Web site, announced

Published on: March 13th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

A movie by Microsoft?

The questions and raised eyebrows were all around when we received the invitation from public relations firm High Road Communications for the first Canadian screening of a movie produced by Microsoft Corp. The

Published on: March 6th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

IDC, Microsoft see 70,000 Canadian jobs in the clouds

by Nestor E. Arellano Forget about silver linings. If predictions of a recent IDC survey pan out, the cloud is one giant goldmine . The analyst firm forecasts that cloud computing will create

Published on: March 6th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Music industry group calls for iPod tax, liability risk for ISPs and social sites

Internet service providers, social sites and satirists appear to be in the cross hairs of the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA).The national trade organization representing English-language Canadian companies in the music, sound recording

Published on: March 5th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Demand for Raspberry Pi brings down sites

Demand for the Raspberry Pi, a low-cost PC developed in part by students and researchers at Seneca College in Toronto has overwhelmed the site's ordering system for the bare-bones computer.“We've temporarily changed to

Published on: February 29th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Ceridian for Small Business provides big services

Is your small business properly set-up to comply with Bill 168, the legislation on workplace violence and harassment?  If you're not sure, perhaps you should consult your online payroll service provider. That's right,

Published on: February 28th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Obama and Canadian Internet privacy rules share common weaknesses

 by Nestor E. Arellano United States President Barak Obama created quite a stir yesterday when he unveiled a proposed framework for an Internet Bill of Rights designed to protect consumers’ privacy online.

Published on: February 24th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Alleged scam victims claim telemarketer’s tapes were

A Montreal telemarketing firm facing charges of fraud has launched a counter-attack against its detractors by posting online taped conversations with customers that complained against the firm. Express Transaction Services Inc. (ETS) claims

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Burlington leads list of Canada’s ‘riskiest’ online cities again

It’s a recognition that few, if any, municipalities would probably want.For the second time in a row, Burlington, Ont., has earned the distinction of being home to the highest potential risk for cybercrime

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Lawful access examples abroad a horror story of spending, abuse and minor benefits

by Nestor E. Arellano  Proponents of Bill C-30, otherwise known as the Protection Children from Internet Predators Act, say that it will merely bring Canada in line with other countries that have some

Published on: February 17th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Vengeo offers ‘Swiss Army knife’ of Web publishing tools

Imagine a tool that lets you create a Web site, post blogs, host online meetings, create online communities, hold e-learning seminars, and conduct online surveys.A Toronto-based social media company is offering marketing professionals,

Published on: February 15th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Minigroup offers ‘BaseCamp for the small office’

The boon and bane of most social networks is that one's posts and activities are visible to a vast and often unintended audience. It's a godsend to Cloud-based extroverts, but not such a

Published on: February 15th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Data deluge preventing businesses from meeting service agreements

Extreme amounts of data now being backed up by companies are preventing them from fulfilling service level agreements, according to a recent survey released by security software firm Symantec Corp.In a poll of

Published on: February 10th, 2012 Nestor Arellano