Six steps to a smooth RFID rollout

Many benefits delivered by radio frequency identification (RFID) systems to large enterprises are also available to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). However because of their different structure, SMBs need to carefully determine whether

Published on: December 6th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Compliance demands hammering Canadian companies on all fronts

Canadian businesses are feeling extreme pressure to comply with ever increasing standards and regulations, according to security technology experts.Organizations want guidance on how to rationalize compliance management and recoup its associated costs, said

Published on: November 30th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

RFID helps small suppliers take on the big guys

Small Canadian companies can use radio frequency identification (RFID) technology as an effective marketing tool to compete with bigger businesses on their own turf, according to a top executive of a global merchandising

Published on: November 29th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Energy-saving software earns startup top spot in contest

A software company that managed to put the Rogers Centre on an energy diet, cutting the latter's power consumption around 33 per cent, won the top prize in a contest recently held in

Published on: November 27th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Vancouver credit union uses new SQL system to drive better service

A Vancouver-based credit union is banking on a Microsoft SQL Server-based system to enhance its business operations, as well as its ability to serve customers. North Shore Credit Union (NSCU) of North Vancouver,

Published on: November 24th, 2007 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

Google Search Appliance 5.0 “good but not groundbreaking”

Google's update of its enterprise search appliance is packed with value, but falls short of providing any revolutionary features for business users, according to technology specialists.Search Appliance 5.0 - launched a few weeks

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

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

‘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