Articles By Brian Jackson

Here’s how Keek plans to make money from its Facebook Messenger partnership

A Toronto-based social network based on 36-second videos sees a new partnership with Facebook as the path to more business-to-business deals and earning money off in-app purchases. Facebook made specific mention of Keek

Published on: March 26th, 2015 Brian Jackson

HP opens its first Security Operations Centre in Canada

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) opened up a new regional Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Mississauga, Ont. today that is certified to deal with confidential government data - even if it's not doing that quite

Published on: March 26th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Facebook announces Messenger for Business at F8

Facebook is extending its Messenger app into a platform that will support third-party developers and allow businesses to interact with customers via real-time chat, the popular social network announced today during its F8

Published on: March 25th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Silanis gives Canadian users option to keep data on home soil with IBM Cloud

"Just sign here" - the phrase that makes wrapping up a transaction with the stroke of a pen seem so easy to many of us is one that Michael Laurie, vice-president of product

Published on: March 24th, 2015 Brian Jackson

‘How much should the working poor pay for cell service?’ report asks

Many Canadians making a low annual income would rather cut back on food, clothing, and health care than consider reducing their telephone or Internet services, according to a report released today by the

Published on: March 23rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Here’s why you can now use your favourite Google Docs add-ons at work

If you've never ventured into the "Add-ons" tab in Google Docs, you're missing out. There's all sorts of extra useful capabilities there you can access for free: from making labels for your mail,

Published on: March 20th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Cubicle Fight: Pebble Time vs. Epson Pulsense

It's a smart watch showdown! In this office battle, Brian Jackson, editor of ITBusiness.ca, argues that the Pebble Time is the smart watch we've been waiting on. But Paolo Del Nibletto, editor of

Published on: March 19th, 2015 Brian Jackson

TekSavvy says court decision sends ‘wrong signal’ on privacy

A Chatham, Ont.-based Internet service provider is publicly expressing its disappointment with a Federal Court ruling that it will be compensated for just a small portion of the costs it incurred while protecting

Published on: March 19th, 2015 Brian Jackson

First look at Skype for Business

Atlanta - It was way back in 2011 that Microsoft acquired Skype for $8.5 billion. It was just last November that we learned Microsoft planned to replace its office collaboration software Lync with

Published on: March 18th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Augmented reality ‘mirror’ lets you try on makeup without the mess

Usually a trip to the makeup counter at a retail environment is a messy encounter - lipstick is smeared, powder goes flying, tissues get crumpled up - but Toronto-based ModiFace may have found

Published on: March 18th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Well Hello – Windows 10 will support biometric passwords

Apple iPhone 6 users are now in the habit of unlocking their devices with use of a fingerprint scan, and specific laptop manufacturers offered fingerprint scanners in place of passwords long before that.

Published on: March 18th, 2015 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Android for Work

Android for Work is Google's answer to securing its mobile OS for the enterprise. By dividing the smartphone into a separate work profile and personal profile, users get the best of both worlds

Published on: March 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Microsoft tapping consumer savvy for slew of enterprise announcements

Atlanta - Microsoft Corp. pitched its software solutions and cloud offerings for business on the strength of its experience making consumer products, as it announced a slew of updates to core enterprise products including

Published on: March 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Office Delve adds ‘news feed’ to Office 365

Atlanta - Just as you can scroll through your news feed on Facebook to find out what's new with your friends, you can now scroll through a news feed within Office 365 to

Published on: March 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson

How the CBC tracked group viewing of the Sochi Winter Olympics

When Canadians think back to some of the gold medal moments from the Sochi Winter Olympics, they likely remember watching those events in a group - whether it was at the office, out

Published on: March 15th, 2015 Brian Jackson