Articles By Brian Jackson

Is it time for a chief ethics officer? Smarter digital technology raises the question

If knowledge is power, and absolute power corrupts absolutely, then does perfect knowledge also result in guaranteed corruption? As software and hardware become smarter and enable more automation of data collection, organizations today

Published on: March 4th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Tax filing made a ‘snap’ with new photo-based mobile app

If you find you're typically well past deadline in filing your taxes because you hate the work of scribbling numbers into forms, a new app from Edmonton-based Snapfile Inc. might be for you.

Published on: March 1st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Watson plays Cupid: new set of APIs give IBM’s AI an emotional intelligence upgrade

LAS VEGAS — Thanks to a new set of algorithms, now IBM’s Watson technology can not only beat you at Jeopardy, but it can probably score more dates than you too. Well, Watson

Published on: February 25th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Launching space drones and training Olympic cyclists with IBM Bluemix

At IBM InterConnect in Las Vegas, developers showcase some original uses of IBM's Bluemix cloud platform and the APIs available there. A team at IBM is working with the U.S. indoor women's cycling

Published on: February 24th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Vantrix showcases virtual reality video for the big game and the big meeting

On the show floor of IBM's InterConnect conference in Las Vegas, Kjell Kolstad, vice president of cloud services at Vantrix Corp. discusses how this Montreal-based company is not only solving video transcoding problems

Published on: February 23rd, 2016 Brian Jackson

How IBM’s Watson is about to make an impact on IoT

A look at some of the applications that developers are creating with IBM's Watson Internet of Things API set. From a smart blinds system that can predict the weather, to a wearable headset,

Published on: February 22nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Head Honcho Hangouts: Scott Zoldi, chief analytics officer, FICO

If you had to name the companies that were founded in the 1950s and are creating cutting edge software today, I bet you could count them on one hand. And I bet FICO

Published on: February 21st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Salesforce to support Twitter’s customer service tools – here’s what it looks like

Salesforce.com will support Twitter's new customer service features in its Customer Success Platform cloud software, according to a blog post by Mike Milburn, general manager of Salesforce Service Cloud. Whenever Twitter launches a

Published on: February 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Dell Latitude Rugged Extreme 14

Today we’re reviewing Dell’s Latitude 14 Rugged edition. It's much like the laptop that you saw Mark Watney using in space in The Martian. While this tough book wouldn’t survive exposure to the

Published on: February 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Business execs have a cybersecurity blind spot: IBM study

Business leaders are worried about the threat posed by cyber-criminals to their organizations, but not as worried as they are about rogue actors, according to a study conducted by IBM's Institute for Business

Published on: February 17th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Marketers are flooded by digital content growth: Accenture study

If you're a marketer who feels like the amount of digital content that you have to produce and push out to myriad channels is like a rising tide that's about to cause a

Published on: February 16th, 2016 Brian Jackson

What it’s like to use a pair of $500 headphones

What's the most money you've ever spent on a pair of headphones? Is it $200? Or closer to $100? Maybe you refuse to spend money on headphones and are using whatever came in

Published on: February 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Here are the video advertising tools users like best

Users of the best software available for video advertising find that it offers lots of good features, but could do better when handling bulk loads of video ads, according to reviews collected by

Published on: February 11th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Visa becomes a technology platform company with new open model

SAN FRANCISCO -- Visa Inc. launched Visa Developer on Thursday, signalling a shift to a new model of doing business on an open platform and making a series of new technology services and

Published on: February 4th, 2016 Brian Jackson