Articles By Brian Jackson

5 Nexus 5 setups: Brian Jackson, Editor of ITBusiness.ca

One fated morning I woke up and started my routine as per normal. I put on a pot of coffee, chose my clothes from my wardrobe for the day, and went to grab

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 31st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Dell leads funding round for cloud video surveillance firm

A fundraising round for a cloud-based video surveillance system has attracted an unlikely pair of investors in Michael Dell and Enrique Salem. Austin, Texas-based Eagle Eye Networks Inc. announced this morning that MSD

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 31st, 2014 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Asus S1 Mobile Projector

Today we're looking at the Asus S1 Mobile Projector. No, you won't be sending Princess Leia-inspired holograms of yourself with this thing. But it does work really well as a portable presentation solution.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 29th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Apple updates MacBook Pro lineup with even faster specs

Apple Inc. announced some incremental updates to its line of MacBook Pro with Retina Display laptops this morning, packing faster processors and more memory into the computers already known for their performance. The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 29th, 2014 Brian Jackson

In-mirror video ads hit Canada’s restaurant washrooms

When marketers think about trying to get consumers to watch a short video these days, it's often in the digital context and requires grabbing a click-through in an environment where there seems to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 28th, 2014 Brian Jackson

5 ways Salesforce Reach will turn sales reps into moonlight marketers

The sales and marketing function of a business are often heaped together into one category despite being two distinct lines of business - heck, we even do it on ITBusiness.ca with the way

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 25th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Consumers want to see value in exchange for mobile tracking: study

Ask consumers if you can track them in the retail environment and they might quip a phrase from Jerry Maguire in response: "Show me the money." At least that's what a PunchTab study

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Anti-spam law hits SMS marketing business

At least one SMS marketing business is seeing a decrease in usage since Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into effect July 1. The anti-spam law that requires businesses to collect explicit consent from

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 23rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

PayPal to Toronto: coffee’s on us

Online payments processor PayPal Inc. is launching a mid-summer's marketing campaign in Toronto that will introduce its mobile app as a way to pay for items in-store, the company says. A multi-channel campaign

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Home entertainment controls in Samsung’s smart condo

We recently toured a Canderel condo in downtown Toronto showcasing Samsung's embedded smart technologies. So far we've shown you Samsung's smart lock and front-door surveillance camera. It lets you get into your unit

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Create Chief Digital Officer role to break CIO-CMO stalemate: Constellation Research

Digital is the number one disrupting factor facing business today, argues Constellation Research analyst Peter Kim in a new report. Technology is moving so quickly that it's transcending just about every other factor

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Samsung’s smart condos connect the home wirelessly

Penthouse owners of Canderel's new YC Condos suites in the heart of downtown Toronto will be connected to their home through their smartphone in a way most people could only imagine. Working with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 18th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Native ads work really well, when done really well

Is native advertising better than traditional advertising? It turns out the answer depends on two factors - who you ask, and how the native advertising is done. While native advertising is nothing new,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Hangout with Kayak.com’s CTO Giorgos Zacharia

Kayak.com is the ultimate travel comparison site - users can find the cheapest flight between two points, compare hotel rates, find car rentals, and even buy complete packages for their getaways. It's all

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry unveils voice-activated personal assistant in 10.3 update

Thanks to voice-activated personal assistants from the likes of Apple Inc. and Samsung Corp. there's a lot more people walking around talking to "Siri" and "Galaxy" - but it looks like a new

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