Articles By Brian Jackson

Calgary firm offers virtualization solution for SMBs

Setting up new users at a growing small business can be expensive and tedious. For every new worker that joins a firm, a new desktop or laptop computer must be bought, set up

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 5th, 2014 Brian Jackson

SAP upgrades HANA and forges new cloud partnerships

SAP doubled down on HANA as its future technology platform for running all of its own applications, plus integrating with partners and customers as it announced a major update to its in-memory database

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

UnMarketing’s Scott Stratten: QR codes bad, social listening good

We recently caught up with the founder of UnMarketing and author of QR Codes Kill Kittens Scott Stratten at The Art of Marketing conference in Toronto. Hailing from Oakville, Ont. Stratten is now recognized as

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

SAP makes Fiori UX free for all customers

Customers of SAP AG's software will now be able to give those enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) tools a facelift for free of charge. At Tuesday's opening keynote of

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

Apple’s WWDC keynote: What marketers should watch for

Apple Inc.'s annual gathering of thousands of developers in San Francisco for its Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) is also one of the most-watched and most-talked about events and the tech events calendar. Apple,

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

Microsoft and Salesforce announce partnership, new mobile apps

Salesforce.com will be bringing its cloud-based CRM service to Windows Phone and more closely integrating it with Microsoft Corp.'s Office 365 service as the two software firms announced a partnership today. The partnership

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

Square Canada office set to expand as new solutions migrate north

Square Inc.'s Waterloo, Ont.-based office is set to expand as the team dedicates itself to rolling out Square Cash, a peer-to-peer mobile payments solution, to the Canadian market, according to a company executive.

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

Google diversity numbers remind us gender equality remains unattained

A blog posted yesterday by Google Inc. has been getting attention and becoming the topic of discussion on social media. The search giant is being surprisingly candid about its failure to achieve a

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

3 reasons QR codes are a bad marketing idea

Modern marketers might face this question when designing a new campaign: Should I use a QR code? If you ask Scott Stratten, the president of UnMarketing and author of QR Codes Kill Kittens,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 28th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Self-described cyborg ‘hears colour’ with antenna implant

Neil Harbisson started his life grappling with a challenge that he wasn't even aware that he had at first - he couldn't see colour. Before the age of 11, he'd remember the colours

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

World Vision personalizes web experience with Webtrends on Demand

Here's a riddle for you: given the choice between buying three guinea pigs for $35 and buying one goat for $100, when is the goat the most commonly selected option? When visitors to

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

Adobe Experience Manager gets ‘most significant’ update yet

Adobe Systems Inc. released the new version of Adobe Experience Manger (EM) yesterday, calling the update to its multi-platform digital content management system (CMS) the most significant release to date. The release combines

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

First look at IBM’s new mobile-friendly Concert and analytics apps

IBM Corp. announced yesterday it is bearing new fruits from several of its analytics software acquisitions over the years, offering mobile access to IBM Concert and a new data-crunching piece of software. From

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

CakeMail offers infographic guide to understanding CASL

The way businesses send email in Canada is about to change. On July 1, Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) will take effect and many email marketers are scrambling to understand how they can best

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