The Business Owner’s Essential Guide to I.T and all things digital

Simon Fontaine, president and founder of ARS Solutions Affaires et Technologies, has been selected by CelebrityPress®, a leader in IT publications, to co-authoring the book "The Business Owner's Essential Guide To IT and All Things Digital - Vol.2 " in collaboration with experts in IT across North America.* On the day of release, the book reached best-seller status in two categories - reaching as high as #1 in the “Computer Science” category. The book also reached best-seller status in the “Computers and Technology” category.

For the past 25 years, Simon has helped bring peace of mind to business leaders in terms of their IT environment. Originally from the Beauce region of Québec – an area well known for the quality of its entrepreneurs and coming himself from a family of businessmen, Simon has always rubbed elbows with the business world. Having a keen interest in technology, he founded his own organization in 1989.

According to Simon, technology must simplify work and contribute to the achievement of a company’s business objectives. Its purpose is to help business leaders achieve concrete results by addressing technology differently than what’s being done today. Not to invest more, but more wisely. As a businessman in the technology field for the past 25 years, Simon has built a process that allows guaranteed 100% results if the recipe is followed.

He combines his experience using specific tools with targeted measurables and adapted to the reality of each client. He works primarily with companies where technology is critical, that is to say, whose business results depend directly on the effectiveness of their IT. Simon understands the importance of IT in business and the impact it has on organizations.

ARS has more than 300 000 interventions and projects under its belt with companies in manufacturing, professional services and point of sale/retail ranging from 50 to 1000 employees in the province of Quebec. ARS is known for its ability to meet technological challenges and deliver results.

CelebrityPress™ describes this book :

Leaders in the world of information technology and business, these entrepreneurs are experts who share their knowledge with you to help you grow your business and avoid the mistakes they have often seen over their years of experience .We highlight the "CelebrityExperts®" in this book diligently contributing to this process. They develop and adapt IT to better organize and manage our businesses. If you want to succeed, it is far better to be guided by those who have made a successful trip rather than follow the advice of someone who has only read the roadmap.

After such a successful release, Simon Fontaine will be recognized by The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors™, an organization that honors authors from many of the leading independent best-seller lists.

One pager Strategic IT Plan

Download the template. As seen in the book « The Business Owner’s Essential Guide To I.T. and All Things Digital – Vol.2 » this helpful tool will help you align your I.T. with your company’s business objectives in order to identify your real needs.
A global view on a single page !

*Royalties from the book will be donated to St. Jude Children's Hospital.



  • “You have to collect on small victories to help get mobilisation on large projects.”
    I’ve read Mr. Fontaine’s chapter with care and I’m convinced of the necessity of IT and it is true that it is often seen as a necessary evil. The challenge we face as a manufacturing organization is to put as much effort and resources in the maintenance and improvement of IT as we put into our production equipment. It is essential to complete one or two projects at once by incorporating short projects with quick and tangible results. We must collect on small victories to help us get mobilization on large projects. I often use our health as a comparison; we often think we’re invincible as long as our system works. People often think that horror stories only happen to others and when it actually happens, it’s difficult to go back and losses are often

    Hélène Garneau
    internal control PG Hardwood Flooring Inc.

  • “The philosophy shared in Simon’s article is in line with our business model…”
    We use it in business acquisitions, acquisition of equipment and in our IT projects to discuss aesthetic versus essential. Excellent work!

    Serge Marcoux
    CPS, CMA Financiel controler
    Beauce Atlas

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