Articles By Brian Jackson

Why CFOs and audit groups should care about the Windows Server 2003 ‘end of life’ deadline

Chief financial officers and audit groups should be taking notice of an issue that would normally be the domain of the IT department and make sure their company has a plan to move

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 23rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Meet Ross, the Watson-powered ‘super intelligent’ attorney

A group of University of Toronto students, pictured above from left to right: Andrew Arruda, Shuai Wang, Pargles Dall’Oglio, Jimoh Ovbiagele, and Akash Venat, are behind a new startup that built a legal

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 23rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry Passport gets ‘gold’ limited edition look

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry has been bold and shameless about the odd look of its square-edged rectangular phone since it launched the device last year. CEO John Chen parroted company marketing materials when he

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 21st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Xerox adds cheque duplicate detection to financial solutions

The company that everyone knows for helping them make copies will now be helping them detect copies they don't want - specifically, when they come in the form of duplicate cheques. With the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 20th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Netflix sends cease and desist letter to virtual border-hopping service

Netflix Inc. has sent a cease and desist letter to a paid service that allows users to bypass Netflix's geographic restrictions and access movies and television shows they wouldn't normally be allowed to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 20th, 2015 Brian Jackson

4 in 10 Canadian small business owners get ‘F’ for financial literacy

It looks like Canadian entrepreneurs aren't as smart as they think they are, at least when it comes to financial literacy, according to the results of a survey sponsored by Intuit. While nine

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 20th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Windows 10 set to move past major milestone this week

Windows 10 is due to pass its next big landmark on its way to commercial release later this year with an all-day event planned at Microsoft Corp. headquarters in Redmond. Here's what ZDNet

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 19th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Why reports of death of Google Glass are greatly exaggerated

While the Google Glass Explorer program is set to cease sales of single units of its wearable head gear on Jan. 16, enterprises will still be able to bulk order up to a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Head Honcho Hangouts with Marie Hattar, CMO of Check Point Software

Us Canadians are always a bit sensitive about our own kind drifting south of the border to work for an American company - especially when we know that person is talented. But you'll

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 15th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Windows 7 begins slow exit with end of mainstream support

It's hard to believe that Windows 7 is already being phased out of Microsoft Corp.'s support plans, but when you consider it was launched all the way back in 2009 and we're likely

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 14th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Google Translate update decodes foreign signs in real-time

World travellers can now make even more use of the Google Translate app after a big update adds some real-time features making use of a smartphone's camera and microphone. The Word Lens feature

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 14th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Canadian marketers are world’s biggest spenders: Salesforce report

Canadian marketers are spendthrifts when compared to their counterparts around the world, according to Salesforce.com Inc.'s 2015 State of Marketing report. Only Brazilians matched the zeal of Canadian marketers for hiking their spending

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 13th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Why the marketing metrics you care about are ‘OMG! bad’

Bad news marketers - all your efforts to connect the customer satisfaction ratings and Net Promoter Score (NPS) to a solid return on investment for your business are doomed to fail, according to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 12th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Apple announces record App Store revenues as it hikes Canadian prices

Editor's note - story updated Jan. 9 at 9:00 AM ET Apple Inc. has started billing its Canadian customers more than American customers to download apps as it comes off a record-breaking year

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 8th, 2015 Brian Jackson

It’s a bad idea to make marketing solely responsible for customer experience

Companies that rely on marketing or another sole department to take care of customer experience are not only less effective on executing, but often end up spending more money on it, according to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 7th, 2015 Brian Jackson