Articles By Nestor Arellano

How BlackBerry is getting help from both Ottawa and the United Kingdom

As BlackBerry Ltd. prepares to roll out its latest smartphone the Classic, the Waterloo, Ont.-based company appears to be getting a huge helping hand from Ottawa. Export Development Canada is lending US$850 million to Vodafone

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 16th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

What tops the list of concerns for CIO’s in 2015

Analytics, cyber security and more BYOD headaches will be top concerns of chief information officers in various organizations for 2015 and beyond according to experts. "By 2017, 80 per cent of the CIO's time will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 15th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

BlackBerry Classic pre-orders sells out in Canada

It was a sad message on the Shop BlackBerry site this weekend that greeted Canadian and American shoppers who wanted pre-order their BlackBerry Classic smart phone when they hit the pre-order button for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 15th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Shareholders approve big pay for Nadella

Microsoft Corp. shareholders voted Wednesday to approve CEO Satya Nadella’s $84 million in pay despite recommendations by an investor advisory group that shareholders vote against the compensation because it thought Nadella was being

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 4th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Canadian business is sold on hybrid cloud: survey

C-level executives are 32 per cent more likely than IT leaders to advocate immediately moving to hybrid cloud environment As many as 76 per cent of Canadian companies expect to have more than

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 3rd, 2014 Nestor Arellano

BlackBerry dangles $600 to iPhone users in device swap deal

BlackBerry has switched to an aggressive strategy to lure iPhone users to its latest handheld by offering up to $600 if they will dump their Apple smart phones for the new BlackBerry Passport.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 25th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Azure vs. AWS

Amazon Web Services is largely considered a leader in the global infrastructure-as-a-cloud (IaaS) market but Microsoft Corp.’s Azure cloud computing platform has also been gaining some ground. Gartner recently conducted research on the

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University of Alberta uses IBM InfoSphere Stream for research

A group of Canadian and internal researchers and graduate students working on the University of Alberta’s climate research project is using IBM’s InfoSphere Stream software to crunch, correlate and analyze data in order

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IBM reinvents corporate email

The IBM Verse app comes with a personal assistant that drafts email responses based on a user’s previous behaviour Do you dread firing up your computer each day because of the prospect of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 19th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Canadian security firm expands as cloud demand grows

A Toronto-based data protection company has opened a new office just outside the city as it expands operations to deal with the growing demand for cloud security solutions. Perspecsys Inc., said its new

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 14th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Adobe enters hardware realm with tablet pen, digital ruler

The way David Macy, principal incubator at Adobe’s XD team, sess it, the company’s first hardware product would never been built if they gave into the pushback. The challenges mainly had to do with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 7th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

WireLurker bug a new threat to iOS, OS X machines

A California-based security company has warned that a new family of malware that targets Apple Inc.’s desktop and mobile operating systems appears to be rising out of China and infecting machines. Palo Alto

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Dell PowerEdge servers to ship with Nutanix software

Organizations that need to deploy Dell PowerEdge servers will now have the benefit of the distributed file system and virtual storage features of Nutanix Inc.’s virtual computing platform. As a next step to

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Ingram Micro to provide unlocked BlackBerry phones to VARs

Ingram Micro Canada has struck a deal with BlackBerry Ltd. that will allow the Ontario-based technology products distributor to sell unlocked BlackBerry smart phones to Canadian retailers and resellers. BlackBerry (TSE: BB) gains

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3Quotes are better than none in IT procurement

Getting quotes from a provider sounds simple enough. However, this critical part of the IT procurement process tends to trip up a lot of implementation projects. For starters, searching or calling up providers

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 4th, 2014 Nestor Arellano