Articles By Brian Jackson

Cameco taps Telus Transformation Office pilot to boost employee engagement

Brett Elmgren, a leadership development specialist for Saskatoon-based uranium producer Cameco Corp. first met Dan Pontefract three years ago at a conference. Pontefract chief envisioner of the Telus Transformation Office (TTO) and author

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 16th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Toshiba’s Chromebook is OK… for a Chromebook

I get the interest in Chromebooks, I really do. In a cloud-connected world where freely available, access-anywhere software is the norm, Google's lean approach makes a lot of sense. For less than the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 15th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Business units’ relationship with IT on thin ice: Avanade

Tensions between marketing and IT departments may be wearing thin these days because marketers are feeling confident about making their own decisions when it comes to what technology they need - then turning

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Heartbleed a reminder of need for strong security practices: Bitcoin community

The Heartbleed vulnerability that has people busy changing their passwords for many effected popular websites may be a welcome change of conversation about cyber-security in the Bitcoin community. Before the flaw in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Digital Privacy Act allows companies to hand over customer information without warrant or consent

Canada's Research Chair of Internet and e-commerce law is concerned that the newly introduced Digital Privacy Act could actually result in the personal information of more Canadians being given away without their consent

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Canadian ‘daily deals’ association resists recommendations to set industry standards

The recommendation of a government-funded study that Canadian deals websites form an industry body to create a common set of standards for issues such as refunds and expiry dates isn't necessary, according to

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Facebook updates user privacy controls

Facebook is rolling out some changes to its privacy controls aimed at simplifying how its users share information with the audiences they want and educating those users on what's happening with their information

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 9th, 2014 Brian Jackson

CMOs should aim to be ‘digital pacesetters’: IBM

Today's chief marketing officer (CMO) is enjoying more influence with their boss and working more collaboratively with their CIO colleagues, but still have their work cut out for them when it comes to

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How M2M rollout led to a big productivity boost for one Ontario manufacturer

When Ryan Bishop took on his new job as operations manager at Carleton Place, Ont.-based Rose Integration in the summer of 2010 he had a plan on how to keep tabs on the

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Canadians nab 33 Webby nominations

It's that time of year when the so-called "Oscars of the Internet" gears up for another awards show, 2014 marking the 18th annual Webby Awards. There's a record number of nominees from outside

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

2013 year of the ‘mega breach’: Symantec

Cyber-criminals are getting better at using targeted attack methods and strategic planning to break into the digital data vaults held by major corporations, according to Symantec Corp. Last year set a record both

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Marketers more open to personalized offers than average consumer

Marketers are drinking their own Kool-Aid when it comes to wanting personalized offers, but the average consumer is less likely to care about receiving marketing messages tailored to their needs and interests, according

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 7th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Critics say Moore’s digital strategy effort falls short

It was a long time in the making, and it wasn't worth the wait. That's the general sentiment expressed by several critics of Minister of Industry James Moore's Digital Canada 150 plan. The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Industry Minister unveils Canada’s digital economy strategy in Waterloo

Industry Minister James Moore unveiled a long-awaited national digital economy strategy at Waterloo-based OpenText Corp this morning in an announcement that was live-streamed online. The plan, dubbed Digital Canada 150, will include 39

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson