Etelesolv Blog

Welcome the official Etelesolv company & Cimpl blog. Topics covered range from IT cost transparency, inventory management, BYOD, IT cost management, mobile management, employee lifecycle, telecom expense management, policy enforcement, expense policies and more.

Etelesolv provides an industry leading cost management software, specialized in telecommunications and IT. We help companies lower costs, improve administration efficiency, and to enable a culture of cost transparency.


by Henry Cheang

April 18, 2014 8:00 AM

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month!

Readers of this blog know that I’ve had other jobs before starting my stint here.  Among these, you can count “neuroscientist” and “driving researcher” among them. And it’s largely because of these experiences that I’ve taken a keen interest in recognizing April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.





Facts about injuries stemming from car accidents

Basically, from being a neuroscientist who specialized in studying how different forms of brain damage impact various types of human cognition, I’ve had to both learn and teach about the injuries associated with car crashes. For the most recently-available statistics, we find that there are over 2,000 deaths and more than 166,000 injuries resulting from car crashes every year. Importantly, of those 166,000 injuries, over 10,000 represent serious injuries, many (if not most) of which results in permanent brain damage.


Topics: Community Involvement, Core Values, Treating Technology with Respect, Distracted Driving

A Detailed Primer on Business Process Automation

by Henry Cheang

April 16, 2014 2:00 PM

Preamble: New blood at Etelesolv!

As readers of this blog know, we’re hiring. And then some. Etelesolv got to the position as Canada’s leader in technology expense management by having long-term thinking, delivering what customers need, and recognizing and hiring talent. And that includes attracting highly-qualified personnel for our leadership team!

The most recent addition to our C-suite is Robert Al-Jaar, PhD – he’s our new Vice-President of Product Engineering,and he is anabsolute fountain of knowledge!


Topics: Software-as-a-Service, Benefits of Automation, Business Process Automation


by Henry Cheang

April 11, 2014 5:18 PM

Much ado about a VERY big problem!

The Heartbleed bug made international news this week, and with good reason. But, before we get to the whys and wherefores, it’s important for us to inform you that:


Topics: password protection policy, Heartbleed bug, data security, internet security

The Arguments for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

by Henry Cheang

April 9, 2014 8:00 AM

What is SaaS?

In numerous business sectors, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has been gaining some serious traction among companies. Before going any further, here’s a quick little definition of SaaS from Investopedia:


Topics: Software-as-a-Service, Hosted Services, SaaS

Text Updates Improve the Hospital Waiting Room Experience

by Henry Cheang

April 4, 2014 8:00 AM

Text updates make waiting room experiences less excruciating

As readers of this blog know, we’ve been writing a lot on how technology and automation augment business processes and company performance overall. Today, I’ll be taking a different tack, and look at how communication technologies can improve other aspects of life. Case in point: The Montreal Children's Hospital has taken on the role of trailblazer again by launching a technology-facilitated wait time service for parents. This is the first-such service in Quebec.


Topics: Automation, Etelesolv core values, SMS

Are we much too connected?

by Henry Cheang

March 28, 2014 4:00 PM

Disconnect to connect to others

In his famous 1965 essay, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, Marshall McLuhan described technology as extensions of our limbs, senses, and nervous systems. For example, the simple hammer is an extension of the fist that makes it stronger and tougher. The car extends the legs and increases their speed. The telephone increases hearing and speaking ability. However, technology is not static – technologies improve, advance, and – inevitably, invariably – become defunct. It was in that spirit that McLuhan predicted print media’s demise at the hands of rapidly-evolving audiovisual technologies.


Topics: Cimpl by Etelesolv, connectivity, disconnect to connect


by Henry Cheang

March 26, 2014 8:00 AM

The best...

Readers of this blog have heard us make two statements repeatedly:


Topics: Technology Expense Management, Cimpl by Etelesolv, asset management software, Cimpl Product Roadmap Webinar

Binary Watches: Tease Your Brain by Telling the Time!

by Henry Cheang

March 19, 2014 8:00 AM

Brain-teasing time!

When it comes to owning watches, most people aim for timepieces that, quite simply, tell the time. I am not most people. I’m a man who likes his time-reading to be a brain-teasing challenge. Where’s the fun in knowing the hour simply by looking at the watchface? I want to work hard and literally do the math to figure out the time. That’s why I own not one, but two binary sexagesimal watches!


Topics: Binary watches, Samui Moon binary watch, Slider binary watch, Etelesolv core values

Canadians’ love of wireless can help your company

by Caroline Lebrun

March 12, 2014 8:00 AM

Canadians are big consumers of mobile technologies

Canada is known for its friendliness, pacifism, and open mind. It’s also known for its technological avant-gardism. Technological innovations have always been welcomed by Canadians and the adoption of wireless technologies is no exception. It’s no surprise that in 2012, Canadians generated 77% more mobile data traffic than the global average. A true mobility culture has sprung up in Canada and it has impacted both personal and professional life. Where your company is concerned, wireless technology benefits not only your clients but also your employees.


Topics: BYOD, mobile, Canada

Globe & Mail Publishes Etelesolv's Tips for Smooth Office Moves!

by Henry Cheang

March 6, 2014 8:00 AM

A version of the following article by Christopher Thierry and Vincent Parisien appeared in the Globe and Mail on March 5, 2014! You can access it here.


Topics: Cimpl by Etelesolv, Etelesolv, IT Management

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