Articles By Brian Jackson

SAS Viya architecture appeals to new and existing analytics users: Goodnight

Data be nimble, Data be slick, If data dumps can access the cloud real quick. It's a terrible nursery rhyme, but one that Jim Goodnight, the co-founder and CEO of SAS Institute might

Published on: September 14th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Black Code TIFF premiere tells cautionary tale of digital transformation’s dark side

Who will watch the watchers? Well, all of us. That's the message to be decrypted - albeit easily enough - from Black Code, a film by documentary maker Nicholas de Pencier based on

Published on: September 14th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Square, Moneris Payd card readers work with iPhone 7

Merchants that rely on a card reader that connects with a smartphone via its headphone jack could still use their devices with the iPhone 7. Apple Inc. unveiled its latest smartphone last week,

Published on: September 13th, 2016 Brian Jackson

First look at SAS Viya’s new cloud analytics applications

Cary, N.C.-based analytics software firm SAS Institute announced on Monday that its Viya cloud platform is ready to ship and showcased two solutions that will launch with it later this month. The first

Published on: September 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Visa and Ingenico combine contactless payments with digital signage at TIFF

A lot of celebrities are making red carpet appearances at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this week, and so is a new method of contactless payments thanks to a collaboration between Ingenico

Published on: September 9th, 2016 Brian Jackson

RBC turns to iPad app for real-time video translation services

The next time a customer walks into any Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) branch across the country and needs a translator to help communicate, the teller will simply pull out an iPad and

Published on: September 8th, 2016 Brian Jackson

You’ve got two seconds: Google study shows speed is king for mobile web

If you want to keep your audience engaged with your mobile website, your page had better load in less time than it took you to read this sentence, according to a new worldwide

Published on: September 8th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Galaxy Note 7 owners more likely to be struck by lightning than see phone explode

Samsung Corp. has issued a voluntary recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after reported incidents of the phone bursting into flame while charging. Yet I'm not afraid to hold the device up

Published on: September 7th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Subway expands digital team by acquiring Vancouver-based online ordering platform

Perhaps best known for its $5 footlong sandwiches, restaurant chain Subway is delving into new business territory with the acquisition of a division of Vancouver-based online order-taking platform Avanti Commerce. The 20-person team, formerly

Published on: September 6th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Exploring Augmented Reality’s progress at the Canadian National Exhibition

Pokémon Go isn't just the latest mobile gaming hit akin to Angry Birds, it's also the first experience many people will have with augmented reality technology. While visitors to this year's Canadian National

Published on: September 2nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Kellogg Canada agrees to pay $60,000 for CASL violation

Breakfast cereal seller Kellogg Canada Inc. is voluntarily paying $60,000 to the government after violating Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL), according to a Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) notice posted on Thursday. Kellogg,

Published on: September 1st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Dropbox hacked – time to reset your password?

After cloud-storage service Dropbox sent an email to its users prompting password resets for those that hadn't done so since 2012, it's now been confirmed that more than 68 million account details were

Published on: August 31st, 2016 Brian Jackson

How Kabbage knows if it can lend you $100,000 in just seven minutes

If you're running a small business and are in need of capital, spending as little as seven minutes of your time for up to $100,000 credit sounds like a pretty good value proposition.

Published on: August 29th, 2016 Brian Jackson

WhatsApp gives users 30 days to opt out of giving Facebook carte blanche use of their phone numbers

Users of instant messaging service WhatsApp will see their account information - including their phone numbers - shared with Facebook and used for ad targeting, unless they take action to opt out of

Published on: August 25th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Canada Speedtest results reveal fastest ISP, wireless service in your city

Rogers offers the fastest fixed line broadband speeds available in Canada, and Bell Mobility tops wireless download speeds on average, according to a new report based on data from Ookla's Speedtest Intelligence. The

Published on: August 24th, 2016 Brian Jackson