Articles By Brian Jackson

How Telus boosted employee engagement with help from a video game

If you don' t think that having your employees spend time playing a speed-skating video game competitively on a weekly basis is the path to improved company culture and better productivity, then prepare

Published on: June 3rd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Amazon Web Services launch in Canada to bring PureCloud call centre service

It's still not known exactly when Amazon Web Services will be launching its Canadian availability this year, but when it does arrive, it will come along with a new cloud-based contact centre solution

Published on: June 2nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Asus unveils ZenPhone 3 at Computex – and it’s gigantic

Asus unveiled its ZenFone 3 lineup of Android smartphones at Computex in Taiwan, showcasing some specs that you'd expect to see on a tablet device. Notably, the ZenFone 3 Ultra model is really

Published on: May 30th, 2016 Brian Jackson

The Beer Store replaces ‘Beer Wall’ with digital kiosks

With the May 24 weekend that is the unofficial kickoff to summer having just passed us by, many Ontarians likely had their first encounter with The Beer Store's new digital approach to browsing

Published on: May 24th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Google AdWords updates increase ad size, bring ads to Maps

Google is updating AdWords to reflect the growing shift of its search audience from desktop to mobile, the search giant announced today at its Performance Summit. The new updates will see bigger ads

Published on: May 24th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Google’s ads will now show local inventory numbers

Retailers that advertise their physical storefronts with Google ads will now be able to show consumers exactly how many items they have available to buy at the nearest location, the search giant announced

Published on: May 20th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Toronto-based Hyperloop startup seeks to keep things cool

Canadians dreaming of a future Hyperloop system that will shoot them across the 500 km from Toronto to Montreal in less than an hour can also take comfort in knowing that ride won't

Published on: May 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Secrets to scaling sales in the digital age with Hubspot’s chief revenue officer

Do a Google image search for "salesperson" and you'll find this fine specimen up near the top: "How did we create a field, 100 years ago, that's going to go out and represent

Published on: May 17th, 2016 Brian Jackson

3 campaigns that demonstrate the future of marketing according to Google Canada’s agency lead

If your marketing is made with oodles of modern technology, can it still achieve a real human connection? That's the question that marketers should be thinking about when designing campaigns today, says Adam

Published on: May 13th, 2016 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

This week, we’re looking at the Samsung Galaxy S7. And we’re talking more about using it in reality and less about what it offers in virtual reality. The user interface offers a lot.

Published on: May 13th, 2016 Brian Jackson

What does consent look like in the 21st century? Canada’s privacy commissioner calls for public input

Canada's privacy watchdog announced today that his office is seeking public input on the issue of consent in the digital age. Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner of Canada, has invited submissions from groups and individuals

Published on: May 11th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Here’s why Canada was waiting for expanded Apple Pay support

Canadian banks may not have supported Apple Pay at its initial launch last November because the technology wasn't compatible with Interac Association's chip-and-pin contactless authentication method. Apple entered the Canadian market late last

Published on: May 10th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Apple Pay expands in Canada with support from major banks for debit and credit cards

Millions more Canadians could finally have access to Apple Pay, with the Cupertino, Calif. tech giant announcing today that the big five national banks, and payment networks Interac, Visa, and MasterCard have all pledged

Published on: May 10th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Climbing to $20 B revenue, Air Canada takes to the cloud with Salesforce

You can't grow to be a $20 billion business if you're not paying attention to your customer's contract renewals until after the fact. When Duncan Bureau, the global vice-president of sales and distribution

Published on: May 9th, 2016 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Cel-Fi Smart Signal Booster

Don’t you hate it when you get a dropped call? Thankfully, most people who live in a big city like Toronto can count on extensive LTE wireless coverage. But a few dreaded “dead

Published on: May 5th, 2016 Brian Jackson