Articles By Brian Jackson

Office mobile not free for business after all

Yesterday Microsoft Corp. released news it was changing its approach to its Office mobile strategy, saying it was "bringing Office to everyone" and would allow full-featured free versions on Android and iOS platforms.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 7th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Facebook gaining more dominance in social traffic share

Social media sites are becoming more important for driving how people view online content, according to a new study by Search Engine Journal. The top eight social media sites account for driving almost

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 7th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Xerox releases Digital Alternatives to reduce office printing

If there's one thing you never thought you'd hear from Xerox Inc., it's that the company wants you to make less paper copies of something. Yet that is exactly what the company known

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 6th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Microsoft Office soon to be free for iOS and Android users

Microsoft Corp. has reversed course on its Office mobile strategy, making full-featured versions of its famous productivity software free for Android and iOS instead of requiring a paid subscription, the New York Times

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 6th, 2014 Brian Jackson

A CMO to Know: Mary-Ellen Power, Silanis

As a new feature on ITBusiness.ca for our special CMO Digital section, we’re featuring profiles of Canadian chief marketing officers and marketing executives. If you’re a CMO and you’d like to be included,

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

Sophos adds Android support to security cloud offering

Oxford, UK-based security vendor Sophos Ltd. updated its Sophos Cloud service on Tuesday to include support for Android devices, adding to its hosted security console that already supports desktops and iOS devices. Sophos

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

Mobile devices can no longer be ignored in marketing strategy: Gartner

With North Americans spending more than two full hours per day on average looking at their smartphones, it's no surprise that marketing budgets are also going mobile - but that new investment doesn't

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

Bell remains most complained-about service provider in annual report

A new wireless code put into effect by the Commission for Radio-television and Telecommunication Services (CRTC) may be helping fewer Canadians feel frustration with their wireless service providers, a new report indicates. The

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

Mastercard to launch wearable payments pilot with Bionym

Toronto-based Bionym has struck a deal with MasterCard and a number of banks to do a pilot project where Canadians will use the wearable wrist band as a contactless payment method. The Nymi

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

Double your Android battery life for the cost of a cup of coffee

If smartphones dressed up for Halloween, they’d have an easy time getting a scare out of their owners - going as a phone with a totally depleted battery. Coping with smartphone battery levels

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

Former FBI agent creates system to predict insider threats at Dell

When he was on assignment for the FBI in its Los Angeles field office, John McClurg was charged with bringing down hacker Kevin "Dark Dante" Poulson. Poulson orchestrated a hack of Pacific Bell's

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 31st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Customization holds back some from rolling out Salesforce1

The journey of Salesforce.com customers to becoming fully mobile businesses might be a bit longer than anticipated, according to a survey conducted at Dreamforce by an enterprise contentment management software firm. Seismic conducted

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

‘Phygital retailing’ with Canadian Tire’s Rex Lee

Canadian Tire just launched the digital version of its famous money, but the physical bills that have been around since 1958 are sticking around too. According to Rex Lee, the vice president of

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

BlackBerry CEO teases BlackBerry Classic

Those who still tightly clutch their BlackBerry Bolds for its hard keyboard, shortcut keys, and trackpad will be encouraged by yesterday's blog post from BlackBerry CEO John Chen. In it, he hints at

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

Canadian Tire money enters era of mobile payments

OTTAWA -- You know the digital era has fully arrived when even Sandy McTire, the Scottish icon that's appeared on Canadian Tire's paper money since 1961, is adopting mobile payments. On Tuesday, Canadian

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