Articles By Brian Jackson

Canadian tech will enable destruction of $155 billion space station

One day the International Space Station (ISS) – the most expensive object ever built by humankind – will dip down gradually into Earth's atmosphere and explode into flames. It will  burn until the

Published on: June 6th, 2008 Brian Jackson

ING DIRECT builds Rapport – offers free anti-phishing software

Consumers just don't feel very good about handing over their personal information to online banks, and that's a situation ING DIRECT hopes to change by offering a free anti-phishing software download, according to

Published on: June 5th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Ontario Privacy Commissioner on Facebook’s friends list

Listen to an interview with assistant director of privacy in Ontario, Ken Anderson While Canada's Privacy Commissioner is about to investigate whether Facebook is breaching Canada's privacy laws, Ontario's Privacy Commissioner's office is

Published on: June 4th, 2008 Brian Jackson

How Ontario school board’s IT staff gained 2,000 hours…and their lives back

James Proulx had a man-power problem. The manager of ICT services for 50 schools scattered across 12,000 square kilometers in Ontario – stretching from near Kingston in the west to Cornwall in the

Published on: June 3rd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Facebook accused of violating user trust, breaking Canadian privacy laws

Facebook is deceiving its users and breaking Canadian privacy laws, the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) alleged in a complaint to Canada's Privacy Commissioner on Friday.See video: Privacy on social

Published on: June 2nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

iPhone launch will “boost” Canada’s wireless services market

When Rogers Communications Inc. makes the Apple iPhone available in Canada later this year, the telecom firm is likely offer up a flat-rate unlimited data plan to customers, industry insiders say. And such

Published on: May 30th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Why interactive corporate Web sites attract the best talent

Companies counting on their Web sites to scoop up the best talent available need to add interactive features that help educate job searchers, but avoid superfluous bells and whistles, according to a new

Published on: May 29th, 2008 Brian Jackson

“419 scams” revived on LinkedIn – old phishing bait in new pond

Unsuspecting users of professionals-oriented social networking site LinkedIn are being conned by scam artists into revealing personal financial information, say security experts.Advanced fee fraud – also known as “419 scams” after the relevant

Published on: May 28th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Three magic words that boosted a Canadian firm’s online sales

Bill Dalton went online one day in 2005 only to find that his nurse uniform sales business had been scrubbed out of the top search engine results. < The Charlottetown, PEI small businessman

Published on: May 28th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Microsoft expresses creative side with updated suite

Microsoft says the upcoming release of Expression Studio 2.0 – its suite of design and media applications – is a bonanza for developers and designers.It will enable them to “build rich interactive applications

Published on: May 27th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Why you’ll need a bigger belt size with Wi-Max

The dream of the ultimate do-it-all device is dead thanks to Wi-Max, says Toronto-based QuickPlay Media Inc. co-founder Wayne Purboo.In fact Wi-Max – the 4G communications platform that promises five times the bandwidth

Published on: May 23rd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Maid to order – iRobot shows how to cash in on customer creativity

Jump to: videoWhen Bedford, Mass.-based iRobot Corp. released their circular vacuum robots to the market, they expected customers would use the Roomba to clean their homes, not name them and teach them how

Published on: May 22nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

How BI could help Canadian hospitals combat deadly bacteria

A dose of predictive analytics could be part of the prescription to stop a deadly bacterium in its tracks, according to a staff member at a Burlington, Ont.-based hospital.Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital recently

Published on: May 21st, 2008 Brian Jackson

Free products equals big profits on the Web, says Wired editor

If there aren't any free lunches, you better be giving away some.That's the advice Wired magazine editor Chris Anderson has for you, especially if you're selling over the Web.Anderson reminded a room full

Published on: May 16th, 2008 Brian Jackson