Articles By Brian Jackson

Microsoft and RBC announce new investments in Canadian AI

One of Canada's largest banks and a multinational software firm are both announcing expanded investment in artificial intelligence (AI) that will include partnerships with Canadian universities, according to announcements made Wednesday morning. Microsoft

Published on: January 18th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Help us tell your story of digital transformation, not the story of your disruption

What is digital transformation? In my mind it's a few things - it's a story, it's a process, and it's the overarching business challenge of our times. The concept is connected to the

Published on: January 17th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Apple’s App Store more popular – but potentially less secure – than ever

Apple Inc. announced on Thursday that it saw record-setting numbers for the App Store at the end of 2016 - right after it indefinitely extended the deadline for developers to meet tougher requirements

Published on: January 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson

The Empire’s security report to Darth Vader re: stolen Death Star plans

This is a memo from Imperial Fleet CISO Jace Sloane to Sith Lord and Apprentice to the Emperor Darth Vader concerning the theft of the Empire's proprietary Death Star plans. ***Warning, this article

Published on: December 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Top business smartphones for 2016: Google Pixel

Since I unboxed my Google Pixel smartphone, my iPhone 6S Plus has been sitting unused in a drawer. That will tell you something about Google's first effort to manufacture its own Android smartphone.

Published on: December 16th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Backstage with Toronto Mayor John Tory [Technicity]

ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 7, 2016. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto’s technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to

Published on: December 14th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Focus on customer experience is key to city’s success too: panel

Both public and private organizations may face some costs and challenges in putting the customer experience at the centre of their efforts, but not doing so is likely an even greater risk, a

Published on: December 7th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Tech sector growth map of Canada for 2016

Canada's tech sector is growing, there's no doubt about that. How much it is growing depends on who you ask. Or to be more precise, how those people that you ask - three

Published on: November 21st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Antoine Azar’s Thirdshelf unlocks the power of marketing automation for independent retailers

One of Antoine Azar’s favourite moments comes when he sees the light bulb click on in the head of his customer, usually some time around when the co-founder and chief technology officer of

Published on: November 16th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Unboxing for Business: Microsoft Surface Book i7

We’ve got the new Microsoft Surface Book i7 in the office and we’ll be unboxing it for you and take a quick look at some of the best new features that business users

Published on: November 10th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Google Daydream View is both the escape from reality we need and the one we deserve

The day after I stayed up until 3:30 AM to watch Donald Trump become the U.S. president-elect seemed like a perfect time to escape into virtual reality with Google's Daydream View. Available today

Published on: November 10th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Here’s what a Trump presidency could mean for Canada’s tech sector

In watching Donald Trump become the U.S. president-elect after a long and divisive campaign that was full of vitriol and thin on substance, Canada's tech sector is holding its breath as it enters

Published on: November 9th, 2016 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