Articles By Brian Jackson

IDC says Apple Watch shipments met outside projections

Apple Inc. shipped 3.6 million wearables in the second quarter of 2015, according to analyst firm IDC. In putting a number on Apple Watch shipments, the sole Apple product in this category, IDC

Published on: August 31st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Canadian business owners more ‘app-happy’ than Americans: survey

Canadian small business owners are using more software, spending more on software, and are more mobile than their American counterparts, according to a new survey from Intuit Canada. Canadian small businesses owners are

Published on: August 28th, 2015 Brian Jackson

3 things marketers should watch for at Apple’s Sept. 9 iPhone launch

Apple Inc. signalled today that it will hold to its pattern of releasing a new iPhone this fall, holding a launch event in San Francisco on Sept. 9. What's different about this event

Published on: August 27th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Facebook’s virtual assistant ‘M’ will try to usurp your own customer support

Facebook is launching a trial in Silicon Valley of its new virtual assistant M, but this assistant is more than just the AI offered by Apple's Siri or Microsoft's Cortana - it comes

Published on: August 26th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Salesforce Lightning overhauls CRM with modern UX is hoping to give its user experience a jolt with a new, more modern design for its marquee Sales Cloud service with the announcement of Salesforce Lightning on Tuesday. At its Dreamforce

Published on: August 25th, 2015 Brian Jackson

What’s the most valuable information to get from a cookie?

Does advertising really work? It's the question that marketers couldn't clearly answer for a long time, but the wonders of online measurement and tracking have finally delivered answers. In the days of traditional

Published on: August 24th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Twitter rebrands Publisher Network as Twitter Audience Platform, adds new features

Twitter announced on Thursday that it is renaming the Twitter Publisher Network to the Twitter Audience Platform and adding the ability for marketers to drive tweet engagements and video views with the service.

Published on: August 20th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Martime startup hopes to seize iBeacon market with unique parking solution

If you're visiting a cafe or small storefront in downtown Saint John, N.B. sometime soon, don't be surprised if you receive a message to your smartphone offering to pay for your parking -

Published on: August 20th, 2015 Brian Jackson

How to read Gartner’s new Hype Cycle graph for emerging technologies

As new technologies like wearables, 3D printing, self-driving cars, and the Internet of Things emerge out of obscurity and onto the commercial scene, it can be hard to separate the hype from the

Published on: August 19th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Digital and dining: two things that Canadians love in OpenTable’s infographic

If you need just one more reminder that digital is transforming every business vertical out there, look no further than this infographic from OpenTable. The San Francisco-based company is celebrating the fact that

Published on: August 18th, 2015 Brian Jackson

AppDirect extends cloud marketplace to ISVs

The app store that powers the app stores of some of the largest business-to-business cloud software portals in the world is opening up its product to give other vendors the ability to sell

Published on: August 18th, 2015 Brian Jackson

How would you respond if your company culture was under attack?

After an incendiary New York Times article has the Internet buzzing about what sound like unrealistic expectations and harsh conditions at Amazon, its CEO is responding by saying the characterization isn't accurate and

Published on: August 17th, 2015 Brian Jackson

How does the new Asus Zenpad hold up to the iPad and Galaxy Tab?

A new flagship-calibre tablet hit the market today as Asustek Computer Inc. (Asus) announced the release of its new ZenPad S 8.0 Z580CA device in Canada and other markets. The new ZenPad is

Published on: August 17th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Top 10 moments at SAP SuccessConnect 2015

Published on: August 13th, 2015 Brian Jackson

SuccessFactors’ new Intelligent Services aim to help smooth over staffing changes

LAS VEGAS - Have you seen a new hire come in on their first day only to discover they don't have a place to sit, a phone to use, or any inkling of

Published on: August 12th, 2015 Brian Jackson