Articles By Brian Jackson

What it’s like to use a pair of $500 headphones

What's the most money you've ever spent on a pair of headphones? Is it $200? Or closer to $100? Maybe you refuse to spend money on headphones and are using whatever came in

Published on: February 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Here are the video advertising tools users like best

Users of the best software available for video advertising find that it offers lots of good features, but could do better when handling bulk loads of video ads, according to reviews collected by

Published on: February 11th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Canada starts 2016 with spike in malware infections [Malware map]

Editor's note: Story and map updated with malware data January 2016. Canada started 2016 with a big malware spike across the country, according to tracking by EnigmaSoftware.com. January's infection rate was up 16.1

Published on: February 8th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Visa becomes a technology platform company with new open model

SAN FRANCISCO -- Visa Inc. launched Visa Developer on Thursday, signalling a shift to a new model of doing business on an open platform and making a series of new technology services and

Published on: February 4th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Algonquin College treads new ground with Salesforce adoption

Pushing the adoption of software that requires a new way of doing things across an entire organization can be a Sisyphean task for a leader - just ask Doug Wotherspoon, the vice-president of

Published on: February 3rd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Salesforce announces bevy of product updates

Salesforce.com Inc. introduced several new product updates to its updated platform, along with some packaging and pricing changes to its services on Tuesday. The San Francisco-based firm previewed its product strategy for the

Published on: February 2nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

3 surefire ways to make Google ban your ad

Every day, Google Inc. disables more than 2.1 million ads for violating its policies, and it disabled so many in 2015 that if you spent even one second looking at each of them,

Published on: February 1st, 2016 Brian Jackson

4 ways technology is making consumers more fickle and demanding

You can now text a pizza emoji (🍕) to Domino's Pizza and they will send the real thing to your front door. That about sums up the way a customer wants to interact

Published on: January 29th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Compass shares lessons learned from Hong Kong’s startup eco-system

Hong Kong holds great potential to become a hotbed for startups in the FinTech and Internet of Things space, but a lack of technical talent and a culture of negativity towards entrepreneurialism is

Published on: January 28th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Yahoo looks to woo mobile marketers with its ‘currency of data’

It was while sitting in a plane on the tarmac that Leo Polanowski, head of sales specialist and account management for Yahoo Inc., observed just how empowered consumers can be when they have

Published on: January 26th, 2016 Brian Jackson

4 IT lessons learned from Target Canada’s failure as documented by Canadian Business

A lengthy expose about the failure of Target Canada by Canadian Business has been getting a lot of attention, and for good reason. But the people that should be paying the most attention

Published on: January 25th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Does your office need better cell coverage? Take a ‘Cel-Fi’

If your business is considering a "cut the cord" strategy to save money on monthly phone bills, then it's a good idea to make sure your employees can actually use their cell phones

Published on: January 22nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Backstage with Ritesh Kotak, Toronto Police Services [Technicity]

ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 3, 2015. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto's technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to

Published on: January 22nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Backstage with Rob Meikle, CIO for the City of Toronto [Technicity]

ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 3, 2015. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto's technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to

Published on: January 21st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Backstage with Alano Medonte, director of channel sales, Equinix [Technicity]

ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 3, 2015. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto's technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to

Published on: January 20th, 2016 Brian Jackson