Articles By 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 a research on

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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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 21st, 2014 Nestor Arellano

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

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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

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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

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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

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HP moves into 3D printing

Hewlett Packard said it is poised to “revolutionize” 3D printing with a new system that promises to speed up 3D printing while cutting costs attributed to the process. Last week HP announced its

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HP offers mobile app testing solution

For  many organizations today, mobile applications are increasingly becoming the “front door” by which existing and potential customers are able to access the business’s products and services. Except for some pure play mobile focused

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BlackBerry’s BBM gets new privacy features

New features for BlackBerry Ltd.’s proprietary instant messaging service BBM provides users with more privacy and control over the way they chat and share information on their mobile devices. The features enable users to

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Cancer Care Ontario uses analytics to cure data problems

LAS VEGAS - Three hundred terabytes of data and about 150 data sets, that’s about the size of the amount of information Cancer Care Ontario, the provincial government’s advisor on cancer and renal

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EMC launches hybrid cloud for enterprise

IT storage hardware company EMC is leaping into the hybrid cloud market with a new product line aimed at large enterprise organizations. Built with Microsoft and OpenStack technology, the company’s Enterprise Hybrid Cloud

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 28th, 2014 Nestor Arellano