Articles By Brian Jackson

This is the fleeting era of the Chief Digital Officer, says Deloitte

If you're working at a Canadian business, chances are that you don't work with a chief digital officer (CDO) today. But it's more likely you'll be working with one in the next five

Published on: June 5th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Buffering: Admit it, you’ve done this before

Buffering… is an editorial cartoon series by Charlie Teljeur that ITBusiness.ca will be bringing to you on a regular basis in the weeks ahead. We want to know what you think – like it?

Published on: June 4th, 2015 Brian Jackson

What’s it like to ride Toronto’s new UP Express?

I had a chance to ride Toronto's new Union Pearson Express (UP Express) train linking the city's major Pearson International Airport with the central downtown hub, Union Station, linking to subways and an underground

Published on: June 4th, 2015 Brian Jackson

CIRA makes its pitch to operate .Toronto, .Montreal, and .Calgary

To date, Canadians best know the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) as the operator of the dot-ca domain. But now the non-profit organization is hoping to operate many other top level domains (TLDs)

Published on: June 3rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Montreal moves into top spot on Canada’s malware map for June

Editor's note: Story and map updated with data from May 2015. Montreal is the new malware capital of Canada - at least for this month. The new most-infected city overtakes another Quebec city

Published on: June 2nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Act-On Data Studio frees data from automation platform

Users of Act-On Software's marketing automation suite will now be able to tap their data for insights and possible predictive forecasting with the launch of Act-On Data Studio on Tuesday, the Beaverton, Ore.-based

Published on: June 2nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Windows 10 release announced; pricing details still unclear

Windows 10 will be available as an upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 and on new PCs starting July 29, Microsoft Corp. announced on Monday. While many were expecting a release of the

Published on: June 1st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Musio is a robot friend for either a developer or a five-year-old

When you think of the future, you imagine having some sort of robot friend in your life. Thanks to science fiction visions of a techno-centric future put forward to us in popular culture -

Published on: June 1st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Android M – 3 features you need to know about

Google Inc. used its annual I/O developer conference to debut the next major upgrade to its Android mobile operating system, giving a clear picture of what to expect from the release. Also releasing

Published on: May 29th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Online video advertising on the rise in Canada: agency survey

Advertising with online video in Canada is finally catching up with the amount of content consumed by Canadians, and it's being bought programmatically more often, according to a study from BrightRoll and the

Published on: May 28th, 2015 Brian Jackson

SAP SuccessFactors offers Canadian data centre to address customer privacy concerns

Canadian customers of human capital management software as a service (SaaS) SuccessFactors will now have the option of storing their data on native soil, according to SAP Canada Inc. A data centre in

Published on: May 27th, 2015 Brian Jackson

The Ottawa River is about to be hacked and that’s a good thing

After Victoria Day weekend, most Canadians flock to lakes and rivers for summer activities such as swimming, boating, or fishing. But in Ottawa on May 30, more than a dozen teams will be

Published on: May 22nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Businesses still not buying into Chromebooks: Gartner

Google Inc.'s attempts to appeal to businesses with its low-cost and light-weight Chromebooks hardware is falling flat so far, save for the education sector, according to a new report from Gartner. The Stamford,

Published on: May 21st, 2015 Brian Jackson

New software is fit to organize history lecture or varsity football game

Toronto-based e-commerce software maker AudienceView has expanded its event organizing and ticket-selling software offerings with AV Community, targeted at organizations that might have several different organizers working to put together independent events under

Published on: May 19th, 2015 Brian Jackson