Articles By Brian Jackson

City of Toronto enters era of the ‘sharing economy’ with award-winning digital solutions

In winning the Large Public category at IT World Canada's Digital Transformation Awards, The City of Toronto also learned a few lessons along the way about regulating the sharing economy, laying the groundwork

Published on: June 14th, 2017 Brian Jackson

How an insurance firm plans to be as disruptive as Steve Jobs

When quality assurance senior manager Austin Kwong gets to work in the morning at the Digital Garage of insurance firm Aviva Canada, he looks up at a big picture of Steve Jobs and

Published on: June 6th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Infographic: Canada’s most dense ICT hubs

Creative Capital is IT World Canada's series that examines the impact digital transformation is having to change the face of communities across Canada. We're doing deep dives looking at the major tech hubs

Published on: June 2nd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Alberta Energy Regulator cuts through bureaucracy with digital transformation plan

Managing the lifecycle of oil and gas resources is a big job when you're regulating the core of Canada's energy sector, and the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) realized it needed a digital transformation

Published on: June 1st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Android Pay launches in Canada as contactless payments continue to soar

Android Pay launched in Canada on Wednesday, with support from three of the five major banks and support for both credit and debit cards announced. Android Pay is starting its rollout to the Canadian

Published on: June 1st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending: Canada’s fastest growing startup, BlackBerry KeyOne, social media justice

Canada’s fastest growing ICT company grew 96,000 per cent in one year. The BlackBerry KeyOne now shipping to Canada. And the Blue Jays beer can tosser that was identified by crowdsourcing pleads guilty.

Published on: May 31st, 2017 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech – BlackBerry KeyOne review

It's been a long time since I've opted to keep a BlackBerry in my pocket as my full-time, go-to smartphone device. But the BlackBerry KeyOne has earned that top spot in the lineup

Published on: May 30th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Canada’s densest tech hub attracts R&D investment from global brands

Creative Capital is IT World Canada's series that examines the impact digital transformation is having to change the face of communities across Canada. We're doing deep dives looking at the major tech hubs

Published on: May 29th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Samsung Gear 360 and DeX come to Canada May 26

Samsung Canada announced that it's bringing two of its new Galaxy peripherals to Canada on Friday, with the launch of the new Gear 360 camera and its DeX docking station that provides a

Published on: May 25th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Ottawa unveils plans for $950 million spending on innovation ‘superclusters’

If the Liberal government's plan to fund innovation "superclusters" with $950 million raised questions when it was introduced with this year's federal budget, then some answers are being made clear today. Minister of

Published on: May 24th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Nymi’s $15 million Series B closing could lead to thousands of enterprise customers

If Karl Martin, the CEO of Nymi Inc., was wearing his Toronto-based firm's namesake Nymi Band authentication device, which identifies a person's unique heartbeat, it may have detected a quickened pace when he closed a

Published on: May 19th, 2017 Brian Jackson

WannaCrypt just the beginning as Shadow Brokers tease more NSA tools

Shadow Brokers, the group that leaked the U.S. National Security Administration worm that weaponized the WannaCrypt / WannaCry malware for last weekend's global attack, says it's just getting started. In a convoluted post

Published on: May 17th, 2017 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry AtHoc Account automates communications during a crisis

BlackBerry Ltd. has been building its brand around securing the "enterprise of things" since exiting smartphone design and manufacturing, but its new product in the AtHoc line is all about communications with people

Published on: May 17th, 2017 Brian Jackson

How to protect your company against the global WannaCrypt ransomware attack

Executives in charge of security should immediately warn employees against opening any suspicious Word documents and apply patches to any legacy Windows systems to avoid falling victim to a ransomware attack that is

Published on: May 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Using Google Home in Canada – All Hands on Tech

Americans have enjoyed the benefit of Amazon's Alexa for years and Google Home since November, yet Canadians are left waiting for official support for these smart home assistants. But what if there's really

Published on: May 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson