Articles By Brian Jackson

Cubicle Fight: Pebble Time vs. Epson Pulsense

It's a smart watch showdown! In this office battle, Brian Jackson, editor of ITBusiness.ca, argues that the Pebble Time is the smart watch we've been waiting on. But Paolo Del Nibletto, editor of

Published on: March 19th, 2015 Brian Jackson

TekSavvy says court decision sends ‘wrong signal’ on privacy

A Chatham, Ont.-based Internet service provider is publicly expressing its disappointment with a Federal Court ruling that it will be compensated for just a small portion of the costs it incurred while protecting

Published on: March 19th, 2015 Brian Jackson

First look at Skype for Business

Atlanta - It was way back in 2011 that Microsoft acquired Skype for $8.5 billion. It was just last November that we learned Microsoft planned to replace its office collaboration software Lync with

Published on: March 18th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Augmented reality ‘mirror’ lets you try on makeup without the mess

Usually a trip to the makeup counter at a retail environment is a messy encounter - lipstick is smeared, powder goes flying, tissues get crumpled up - but Toronto-based ModiFace may have found

Published on: March 18th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Well Hello – Windows 10 will support biometric passwords

Apple iPhone 6 users are now in the habit of unlocking their devices with use of a fingerprint scan, and specific laptop manufacturers offered fingerprint scanners in place of passwords long before that.

Published on: March 18th, 2015 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Android for Work

Android for Work is Google's answer to securing its mobile OS for the enterprise. By dividing the smartphone into a separate work profile and personal profile, users get the best of both worlds

Published on: March 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Microsoft tapping consumer savvy for slew of enterprise announcements

Atlanta - Microsoft Corp. pitched its software solutions and cloud offerings for business on the strength of its experience making consumer products, as it announced a slew of updates to core enterprise products including

Published on: March 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Office Delve adds ‘news feed’ to Office 365

Atlanta - Just as you can scroll through your news feed on Facebook to find out what's new with your friends, you can now scroll through a news feed within Office 365 to

Published on: March 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson

How the CBC tracked group viewing of the Sochi Winter Olympics

When Canadians think back to some of the gold medal moments from the Sochi Winter Olympics, they likely remember watching those events in a group - whether it was at the office, out

Published on: March 15th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Why Sport Chek disrupted its own business with a digital approach

When it comes to transforming its business for a digital world, Sport Chek hardly hedged its bets. It started by totally rebuilding its flagship store in West Edmonton Mall. After that, it reworked

Published on: March 15th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Does your business follow these ‘best of the best’ marketing practices?

If you ever wonder if your own marketing practices match up with what the best in the industry are doing, Adobe Systems Inc.'s annual Digital Index "Best of the Best" report is a

Published on: March 14th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Adobe gives sneak preview of upcoming Marketing Cloud features

Salt Lake City - Typically the new product features demonstrated on stage at a major conference like Adobe Summit are well-polished, fully tested and ready for deployment. But that's not the expectation at

Published on: March 12th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Kiip CEO Brian Wong on mobile marketing with transactional moments

At the Adobe Summit in Salt Lake City, Kiip CEO and founder Brian Wong discusses the platform his firm has created that provides marketers the opportunity to deliver rewards to people that have

Published on: March 12th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Adobe Screens extends digital experiences into retail stores

Salt Lake City - Marketers have used Adobe Experience Manager to publish campaign content to websites and mobile apps, but at its annual Marketing Cloud conference Adobe is asking "Why stop there?" A

Published on: March 11th, 2015 Brian Jackson