Articles By Brian Jackson

BlackBerry CEO teases BlackBerry Classic

Those who still tightly clutch their BlackBerry Bolds for its hard keyboard, shortcut keys, and trackpad will be encouraged by yesterday's blog post from BlackBerry CEO John Chen. In it, he hints at

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 30th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Canadian Tire money enters era of mobile payments

OTTAWA -- You know the digital era has fully arrived when even Sandy McTire, the Scottish icon that's appeared on Canadian Tire's paper money since 1961, is adopting mobile payments. On Tuesday, Canadian

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 29th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Concur partners with Air Canada to account for ‘rogue travellers’

Many office accountants are familiar with the 'rogue travellers' in their company - those who refuse to follow corporate-mandated processes for booking travel and instead just log on to the airline's website to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 29th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Windows 10 preview could get touch interface before year’s end

Developers and other keen early adopters have been testing the Windows 10 preview for a few weeks now, but without the benefit of touch interaction. According to an article by Mary Jo Foley

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 29th, 2014 Brian Jackson

How Kraft collects social data and uses it for marketing

For a company that's known for selling food in a box, Kraft has demonstrated some considerably out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to using social media to inform its marketing practices. Kraft is a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 27th, 2014 Brian Jackson

How social brand managers reacted to crisis on Parliament Hill

Like many other Canadians, the first thing I did after hearing about a shooting taking place at Parliament Hill on Wednesday morning was to jump online to read news sites and Twitter. After

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

A CMO to know: Cory Coley-Christakos, SAP Canada

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: October 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

3 people on Twitter putting wearables to work

Every Friday we share three people that we're following on Twitter, and we think that you should follow too. This week, we're following the people that aren't happy with simply using wearable technology

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

QuickBooks integrates with Box, updates Apps.com

Intuit Inc. announced several updates to its popular accounting software QuickBooks on Wednesday at its QuickBooks Connect conference in San Jose, including a new partnership with cloud storage vendor Box and a suite

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Canadian businesses see dollar signs around Internet of Things trend

Canadian small to mid-sized businesses are more keen about the growing Internet of Things (IoT) industry than even their counterparts are, according to a new survey released on Wednesday by security vendor AVG

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 22nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

APX Labs puts wearables to work with its smart glasses software

At Dreamforce in San Francisco, APX Labs shows how it can bring data from a company's backend to a whole new class of workers in the field using hands-free wearable technology. Compatible with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 22nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Cloud tips from Canada’s tech CFOs

What does cloud technology mean for businesses today? How you answer that question depends very much on your perspective - and your position within your organization affects that perspective. Chief finance officers (CFOs)

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Secret to building trust on your blog in 11 words

Building a good relationship with your customers is just like building any other relationship in life. It's all about trust. But how do you build trust? Many companies turn to a content strategy

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 20th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Toronto firm’s software helps sales pros give contacts a Nudge

At Salesforce.com's annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, Toronto-based Nudge is launching its beta software for sales professionals. It helps you keep in touch with your contacts, even if you don't often have

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 15th, 2014 Brian Jackson