Articles By Brian Jackson

Toronto Canada’s top city for IT skills, Calgary most expensive, CBRE says

Canada's tech sector employment has surged by almost 25 per cent in the past five years and some of its biggest urban cities and their surrounding areas are the best places to find

Published on: November 8th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Mining CIOs agree credibility is key to leading digital transformation

Martin Palacios used to be the CIO at Vancouver-based First Majestic Silver Corp., but lately he's been going by a new title after his recent promotion - chief transformation officer. Now responsible for

Published on: November 3rd, 2016 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry inks deal with Ford to develop in-car software

Waterloo, Ont.-based based BlackBerry will be working directly with Ford Motor Company to provide its QNX software and expand its use across Ford's future vehicles, the company announced on Monday. Ford is no

Published on: October 31st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Telus trains drone pilots to conduct cell tower maintenance

It was a cold, crisp Alberta winter day and Jason DeHetre, national manager of planning and engineering at Telus Corp., looked from the frozen iPad in his hands to the drone hovering hundreds

Published on: October 28th, 2016 Brian Jackson

10 highlights from Apple’s new MacBook launch event

 

Published on: October 27th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Twitter kills Vine, lays off hundreds

Vine, the short looping video sharing site introduced by San Francisco-based Twitter Inc. in 2013, announced today that its six seconds of fame are almost up. On a day that Twitter announced it

Published on: October 27th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Wikileaks emails show Apple can still give law enforcement meta-data despite encryption

Apple Inc. gives governments information about its customers "thousands of times every month" and on-device encryption wouldn't hinder its ability to provide law enforcement "meta-data or any other very useful categories of data,"

Published on: October 26th, 2016 Brian Jackson

QuickBooks gets new integrations with Google, more to come

QuickBooks users can now prepare invoices for their clients simply by scheduling their work time in Google Calendar, thanks to a new partnership announced between Intuit Inc. and Google on Oct. 21. The

Published on: October 25th, 2016 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry DTEK60 launch also next step in firm’s licencing strategy

BlackBerry Ltd. is releasing its first smartphone since announcing it will no longer be designing and making its own smartphones, the Waterloo, Ont.-based firm confirmed on Tuesday. The BlackBerry DTEK60 is a sequel and

Published on: October 25th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Microsoft CEO says LinkedIn will stay open to third-party integrations

ORLANDO - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that LinkedIn will see integration with the software giant's line of business software, but also remain open to third-party software tie-ins. Responding to a question posed

Published on: October 18th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Unboxing for business: Google Pixel

Look who’s back in the smartphone hardware game. Don’t search the answer: it’s Google. And we’re not talking about another Nexus device. Google is bringing two brand new devices to market with the

Published on: October 18th, 2016 Brian Jackson

CIRA launches Fury top-level domain platform with first customer in tow

The non-profit organization responsible for operating Canada’s dot-ca (.ca) Internet domain is now also going to be running the backend of another distinctly national domain - the New Zealand-focused dot-Kiwi (.kiwi). With the

Published on: October 16th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Aldo CIO crafts a ‘customer-first’ digital transformation at the shoe retailer

It’s gotta be the shoes. That’s the motto of another shoe company. For Montreal-based shoe and accessory retailer Aldo Group, CIO Lance Martel has a different motto - it’s gotta be the customer.

Published on: October 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Vidyard releases free video-making browser extension anyone can use

Kitchener, Ont.-based Vidyard has so far focused on building its video platform for businesses, but on Tuesday it released a new, free Google Chrome extension that anyone can use to make a screen capture

Published on: October 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson

League adds business insurance to digital health platform

A Toronto-based startup that began as a digital gateway between people and various healthcare providers is now offering insurance plans to businesses, the company announced on Wednesday. League Inc. is adding insurance products

Published on: October 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson