Articles By Nestor Arellano

#Follow Friday: Three SDN experts on Twitter

For this week’s CDN #Follow Friday, we are focusing on software defined networking experts. One of them is the co-founder of a Canadian networking solutions company, the other is an analyst for a

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Smart glasses mark debut of Lenovo IoT partner program

Chinese computer company Lenovo Group Ltd. showed off a new smart glasses device to bring the spotlight on a new partner program it has developed to push the development Internet of Things gear.

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Fortinet rolls out 1 terabit per second firewall

Network security company Fortinet said its FortiGate 5144C firewall that exceeds 1 terabit throughput makes the device the fastest firewall in the world but the reason why it is needed is more important.

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BlackBerry partners to offer BES 10 as hosted service

BlackBerry mobile partners are now able to offer the company’s BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES 10) secure mobility management solution as a hosted service for business customers. BES10 Hosted will provide business customers

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Intel to ship new self-encrypting SSD

Intel Corp. has announced the release of a new series of solid-state drives (SSDs) with advanced features designed to small through large enterprise businesses reduce annual storage drive failure rate and improve data

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Western Digital releases 6TB budget NAS hard drive

Storage hardware company Western Digital has expanded its WD Red WD Green line of 3.5-inch network attach storage (NAS) hard rives with the release of two low-priced 6TB capacity hard drives. The WD

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Firm challenges OEM refresh cycles, costly service contracts

For many businesses, technology purchases often mean being tied to an original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) pre-determined refresh cycle that push them replace hardware even if they are still working and costly support and

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Vancouver firm patents mobile-based authentication solution

Computer and mobile device application maker CounterPath Corp. was granted a United States patent for a mobile network-based authentication that would enable operators to offer customers seamless voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) calls.

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How unchecked metadata expose sensitive corporate information

A majority of companies could be exposing confidential and sensitive business information through metadata contained in documents shared online and through mobile devices, according to a recent study. Even though 94 per cent

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India’s Wipro offers $210M for Canadian firm ATCO’s IT services

India-based information technology consulting firm Wipro Ltd. has signed a deal with ATCO Ltd., a structures and logistics company in Alberta, to purchase the Canadian company’s IT services arm. The all-cash $210 million

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Canadian small businesses not CASL-ready: Survey

The majority of small Canadian businesses are not prepared to deal with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) which took effect July 1, according to a survey by United States-based email marketing firm. The survey

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Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs

A week after Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella wrote a letter to staffers outlining a the company’s new vision and a major revamp, Nadella today announced a global job cut that will see

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Plustek launches new mobile scanner and rebate program

Office imaging device maker Plustek Technology Inc. is releasing a portable scanner and is introducing a special rebate program as well for some of its products. The company’s new MobileOffice S601 scanner is

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Azure gets DR boost with Microsoft’s InMage acquisition

The cloud backup and disaster recovery capabilities of Azure, Microsoft Corp.’s cloud computing platform and infrastructure will be enhanced with the company’s acquisition of business continuity vendor InMage. The ability to backup, replicate

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Apple, IBM gun for BlackBerry’s market in new alliance

BlackBerry is barely getting its bearings back, but now Apple Inc. and IBM Corp. have forged a global alliance that will see both develop business-focused mobile apps that threaten to eat into the Canadian

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