Articles By Brian Jackson

‘Shadow IT’ given girl-power twist by New Zealand association

Usually the term "shadow IT" is a phrase that sends shivers down the spine of financial controllers and IT executives as they lose the ability to track spending and a company's data eco-system

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 16th, 2014 Brian Jackson

ScribbleLive acquires CoverItLive, plans platform integration

Toronto-based web platform creators Scribble Technologies Inc. has acquired another well-known live publishing platform in CoveritLive from California-based Demand Media. CoveritLive is used by major media brands across North America to cover live

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

All Hands on Tech: Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4

If the Samsung Galaxy S5 were to encounter some sort of freak accident involving radioactive ooze, it would come out looking like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4. That's not to say it

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 14th, 2014 Brian Jackson

iBeacon opportunity goes far beyond retail: ABI Research

Both Apple's iBeacon and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices in general have become popular in the retail market during this past year, but that's only setting the stage for this new location-detecting technology's

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 14th, 2014 Brian Jackson

5 “C’s” of leadership for the strategic CFO

These days it's hard to imagine a scenario where "business growth" and "global expansion" aren't synonymous. Reaching new, larger, developing markets is seen as the best way to achieve rapid scaling of business.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 11th, 2014 Brian Jackson

3 brutally honest lessons learned about landing pages

When someone begins a review blog post with a big photo of Simon Cowell, you just know things are going to get nasty. Actually, while Oli Gardner of Unbounce doesn't really get nasty

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

SmoothPay combines mobile payments with loyalty and discovery

Walk into Patty & Frank's Gourmet Burgers & Hot Dogs restaurant on the Danforth in Toronto and you've got a fast way to pay for your fast food. Pull out your smartphone, display a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 9th, 2014 Brian Jackson

CASL strikes Canadian inboxes: 5 strange and unique requests for consent

If you haven't heard of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) by now, then you're pretty good at filtering out email. The new law that went into effect July 1 has many businesses blasting out

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Shopify’s ‘gangbusters’ growth draws international ecommerce developers

What was originally created  as a way to sell snowboards on the Internet is quickly becoming the go-to e-commerce solution for small merchants worldwide. As Ottawa-based Shopify Inc. passes the 100,000 merchant mark, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Why all your smart devices are cluttering up the Internet

Having an IP address is suddenly the coolest trend going. Every consumer gadget hitting the market these days is getting assigned its very own defining coordinates to facilitate data transfer - from smartphones

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 2nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

University of Toronto top Canadian performer at ‘World Cup’ of coding contests

Three university students from St. Petersburg State University walked away from a global coding competition as world champions in their home country at the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) sponsored by IBM Corp.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 26th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Web registrar says CIRA should face competition to operate dot-ca domain

One Toronto-based web domain registrar is upset about the Canadian Internet Registration Authority's (CIRA) plans to expand its mandate by offering new services. Mark Jeftovic, the CEO of easyDNS Technologies Inc. has written

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 25th, 2014 Brian Jackson

2 surprising charts that show high school students don’t read BuzzFeed as much as you think

The attempts of an older generation to understand the way younger people use technology is often a fruitless and confounding exercise, but thanks to a fairly comprehensive survey conducted by Niche of 7,000 high

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

Windows 8 becoming more popular among Canadian SMBs: survey

Windows 8 is winning a good chunk of the Canadian market when it comes to business PCs and tablets, according to a new survey from Sage Group PLC. Microsoft Corp.'s newest operating system

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

University of Waterloo misses ‘World Cup’ of computer programming for first time in 20 years

There's an international competition taking place this week and the top stars from teams around the globe are descending upon one city where they'll go head-to-head to determine who will be crowned the

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