Articles By Brian Jackson

BBM Meetings supports HD video chat with 25 participants

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry launched its new collaboration app for BlackBerrys - and other mobile platforms - today on Thursday with BBM Meetings. What does it do? Well, as you might expect it turns

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Time for business to care about IT infrastructure: IBM

It's time that line-of-business leaders became interested in their organization's IT infrastructure and its related capabilities, according to IBM Corp. Companies where business leaders are communicating with the IT department about their requirements

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Head Honcho Hangouts with Brian Jackson

The world is changing - the business world included. Technology's impact on every line of business is undeniable and it's the forward-thinking executives that are adapting to that change that are finding success

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 12th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Microsoft Lync to become Skype for Business

Microsoft Corp. plans to release the next version of its Lync software in the first half of next year, but will be rebranding it as Skype for Business, according to a blog post

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 12th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Kobo founder launches new startup with healthcare portal

Michael Serbinis, the entrepreneur that created the Kobo e-books business, is turning his attention to the healthcare sector with a new startup being unveiled today - League Inc. League is a personal wellness

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Canadians head toward post-PC world for content consumption

The more things change, the more they stay the same, Bryan Segal, the vice president of sales at comScore Inc. might tell you. During his presentation at Toronto's NextMedia conference, he showed statistics

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 11th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Instagram launches ads in Canada with six brands

Marketers looking to target a Canadian audience may soon have a new option in their toolkit - Instagram ads. The Facebook-owned, snapshot-sharing social network has been ad-free in Canada to this point, even

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Office mobile not free for business after all

Yesterday Microsoft Corp. released news it was changing its approach to its Office mobile strategy, saying it was "bringing Office to everyone" and would allow full-featured free versions on Android and iOS platforms.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 7th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Facebook gaining more dominance in social traffic share

Social media sites are becoming more important for driving how people view online content, according to a new study by Search Engine Journal. The top eight social media sites account for driving almost

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 7th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Xerox releases Digital Alternatives to reduce office printing

If there's one thing you never thought you'd hear from Xerox Inc., it's that the company wants you to make less paper copies of something. Yet that is exactly what the company known

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 6th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Microsoft Office soon to be free for iOS and Android users

Microsoft Corp. has reversed course on its Office mobile strategy, making full-featured versions of its famous productivity software free for Android and iOS instead of requiring a paid subscription, the New York Times

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 6th, 2014 Brian Jackson

A CMO to Know: Mary-Ellen Power, Silanis

As a new feature on ITBusiness.ca for our special CMO Digital section, we’re featuring profiles of Canadian chief marketing officers and marketing executives. If you’re a CMO and you’d like to be included,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 5th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Sophos adds Android support to security cloud offering

Oxford, UK-based security vendor Sophos Ltd. updated its Sophos Cloud service on Tuesday to include support for Android devices, adding to its hosted security console that already supports desktops and iOS devices. Sophos

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Mobile devices can no longer be ignored in marketing strategy: Gartner

With North Americans spending more than two full hours per day on average looking at their smartphones, it's no surprise that marketing budgets are also going mobile - but that new investment doesn't

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 5th, 2014 Brian Jackson