Articles By Nestor Arellano

BlackBerry acquires Israel-based security company WatchDox

BlackBerry Ltd. has purchased a file-sharing security company in order to bolster its enterprise mobile management capabilities. The Canadian mobile communication solutions firm did not disclose how much it is paying for WatchDox

Published on: April 21st, 2015 Nestor Arellano

Equinix’s Toronto TR2 data centre opens its doors

United States-based data centre and Internet exchange firm Equnix Inc., today, opened the doors to its new facility in Toronto as part of an international expansion effort that will see the company open

Published on: April 16th, 2015 Nestor Arellano

Dell’s latest X-Series switches are aimed at SMBs

Dell is rolling out a line of smart managed networking switches designed to provide small and medium-sized companies a configurable enterprise-class environment that is easy to set-up and maintain. Easy-to-navigate dashboards and step-by-step wizards

Published on: April 7th, 2015 Nestor Arellano

IBM budgets $3 billion for new Internet of Things unit

According to IBM’s estimates, as much as 90 per cent of all data generated by devices such as connected vehicles, appliances, smart phones, and tablets are never analyzed or acted on. No less

Published on: April 1st, 2015 Nestor Arellano

Customers outline how to avoid big data mistakes

"My first big mistake was calling it big data,” said George Hamin, director of eBusiness and information for Subaru Canada. “Their eyes just glazed over.” Hamin was recalling the puzzled looks he got

Published on: March 27th, 2015 Nestor Arellano

Another good quarter for BlackBerry

BlackBerry Ltd. once more beat analysts’ expectations by posting a small fourth-quarter profit of US$28 million. Although the smart phone and software company reported a drop in revenue of 33 per cent to

Published on: March 27th, 2015 Nestor Arellano

Four trends that will drive cloud adoption


Published on: March 25th, 2015 Nestor Arellano

Final suspect arrested in Quebec IT channel corruption scandal

The anti-corruption squad of Quebec has arrested its final suspect in a $24 million government contract fraud case that has implicated two Revenu Québec employees and several officials of a local IT company and

Published on: March 17th, 2015 Nestor Arellano

Report suggests Canadian ISPs may be breaching privacy laws across the board

Local Internet service providers (ISPs) could be handing over our personal data to government authorities or other third parties without our knowledge because most of these ISPs tell their customers very little about

Published on: March 13th, 2015 Nestor Arellano

Latest HP laser printers are faster but use 53 per cent less power

NEW YORK – Hewlett-Packard has released a new line of laser printers that promise to help small and medium sized businesses as well as large enterprise organizations achieve faster printing speeds while saving

Published on: March 11th, 2015 Nestor Arellano

HP plans to boost networking business with Aruba acquisition

Hewlett-Packard is putting down US$3 billion to acquire Aruba Networks Inc., in what is the Palo Alto, Calif. tech firm’s first major purchase since being split into two entities last year. HP and

Published on: March 3rd, 2015 Nestor Arellano

BlackBerry boss says net neutrality not open enough

BlackBerry CEO John Chen weighed in on the net neutrality discussion in the United States calling for a more “holistic view” which will extend the principle to the content and app level rather

Published on: January 22nd, 2015 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

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

Published on: December 15th, 2014 Nestor Arellano