Articles By Brian Jackson

How to protect your company against the global WannaCrypt ransomware attack

Executives in charge of security should immediately warn employees against opening any suspicious Word documents and apply patches to any legacy Windows systems to avoid falling victim to a ransomware attack that is

Published on: May 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Using Google Home in Canada – All Hands on Tech

Americans have enjoyed the benefit of Amazon's Alexa for years and Google Home since November, yet Canadians are left waiting for official support for these smart home assistants. But what if there's really

Published on: May 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Google Assistant learns Canadian French – Google Home launch next?

Google Assistant has finished its Canadian French lessons and is ready to graduate to consumer chat app Allo, according to Google Inc. The search giant announced the new language support for Allo on

Published on: May 9th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Trump’s executive order mandates digital transformation at federal level

Digital transformation has become such a compelling trend that even Donald Trump is jumping on the bandwagon. The U.S. President, who hasn't been shy about signing a series of executive orders since taking

Published on: May 8th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Connected North helps take Indigenous education into 21st century

When Cisco Systems Inc. began the Connected North program three years ago with the vision of connecting every indigenous school in Canada to an HD video telepresence network, you might call it an

Published on: May 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Google blocks fast-moving fake Google Docs scam

Google says it's disabled the accounts sending out a convincing fake Google Docs invitation in a widespread phishing scam that hit inboxes around the world yesterday. "We have taken action to protect users

Published on: May 4th, 2017 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry KeyOne First Look – All Hands on Tech

For some smartphone users, there are no two sweeter words than "BlackBerry keyboard". If you're one of those people, then we've got news for you - the BlackBerry KeyOne is all about the

Published on: May 4th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Regulating Uber led City of Toronto to save $3.4 million

What began as a discussion about how to regulate Uber led to the City of Toronto implementing a new, digital Vehicle for Hire solution that created new revenue streams and saved $3.4 million

Published on: May 3rd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Kobo updates Aura H20 model

Toronto-based Rakuten Kobo Inc. revealed its new mid-range e-reader, the upgraded Kobo Aura H20, on Tuesday. In updating the model that was first introduced to the market in August 2014, Kobo CEO Michael

Published on: May 2nd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Google Home appears to be available in Canada

Google Home hasn't been officially launched in Canada yet, but its availability on two major e-commerce sites suggest an announcement is imminent. While Google's competitor to the Amazon Alexa devices has been available

Published on: April 30th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Toronto Public Library forges new space for makers as core to its digital transformation

Picture this: a video studio with a green screen that you can book, an array of Raspberry Pi devices, and 3D printers complete with lessons on how to use them. Am I describing

Published on: April 25th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Canadian businesses falter on analytics strategy: EY

When it comes to the adoption of data analytics by Canadian businesses has to play in business strategy, consider these two data points: 97 per cent said they had "some sort of strategy

Published on: April 25th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Tech CEO asks ‘How do I hire women?’ on LinkedIn: Here’s how his network responded

The fact that women are underrepresented in Canada's technology sector doesn't exactly come as a news flash, but one tech CEO is openly reaching out to his network to do his part towards

Published on: April 21st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Mastercard launches biometrics card in South Africa

Apple Pay already has Canadians using their fingerprint to authenticate payments at the till, but now Mastercard may soon allow them to do so by scanning their fingerprint right on the card itself.

Published on: April 20th, 2017 Brian Jackson

From PM to VC – Stephen Harper joins San Francisco tech fund

The last time Canadians really heard from Prime Minister Stephen Harper, he was campaigning for another term in government against Justin Trudeau's Liberals. We know how that ended. Now Harper is speaking up

Published on: April 19th, 2017 Brian Jackson