Articles By Brian Jackson

HP delivers SMB bouquet of servers, switches and services

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) announced a slew of new products and services targeted at small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) yesterday, and recommended working with a local value-added reseller to get the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 22nd, 2011 Brian Jackson

AT&T security chief advises on protecting mobile workforce

Data breaches, anonymous mob-like hacker attacks, trojans stealing money from your bank account - the number of security threats due to business being conducted in the online world can be scary. It used

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 21st, 2011 Brian Jackson

IBM’s darkest chapter: controversy over Second World War

Retired IBM internal auditor Michael Zamczyk was born in a ghetto of Krakow, Poland during the war years and endured the occupation by the Nazis with his family, many of whom were eventually

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 20th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Wind Mobile breezes into small business segment

Globalive Wireless Management Corp.-owned Wind Mobile is the first new entrant on Canada's wireless scene to target small businesses with their services in addition to consumer offerings, with the company's announcement of its

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 17th, 2011 Brian Jackson

TitanFile offers easy way to send confidential documents

A Halifax-based startup wants to change the way lawyers and accountants share confidential documents by using a cloud-based Web service instead of a less-secure e-mail transfer.TitanFile Inc. wants to be the easiest way

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 13th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Canadians will change cell phone habits to avoid cancer risk

Canadians aren’t all that concerned about the risk of cancer posed by cell phone use, but the vast majority of them are willing to change their behaviours to reduce the risk of ill

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 13th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Toronto’s waterfront developer plans ultra-broadband network

Toronto's waterfront revitalization – involving a string of new condominium developments lining Lake Ontario – will be connected by an ultra-broadband fibre optic network which will deliver bandwidth speeds up to 500 times

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 8th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Deja vu: Federal budget seeks to cut red tape for small business

Small businesses will get some help cutting through red tape via government-funded Web tools, but will have to say goodbye to the recession-era 100 per cent capital cost allowances on IT investments, as

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 6th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Nerds deserve glory too

When Paul Henderson scored the victorious goal against the Soviet Union in 1972 to clinch victory in the Summit Series, Canada burst into spontaneous celebration. In what is now known as “the goal

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 3rd, 2011 Brian Jackson

IBM’s

The problem with making predictions – even ones that seem distant on the horizon – is that eventually, time passes and it becomes clear whether you were right or wrong.IBM Corp. is now

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 3rd, 2011 Brian Jackson

Tablet for toddlers launching this summer

Some might say that an iPad 2 is just an expensive toy, but you probably still don't want to hand over your new tablet to your three-year-old to play with – all it

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 20th, 2011 Brian Jackson

McDonald’s automation a sign of declining service sector employment

News this week that McDonald’s restaurants in Europe will be replacing acne-faced teenagers with glass-plated touch screens for order-taking might make you wonder if the fast food chain is committed to its “service

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 19th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Big carriers up the ante on small business support

When Brad Tunnard wanted to create an online presence for his Toronto-based contracting business, he called tech support. The owner and operator of BT Contracting knows a lot about drywall repairs and basement

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 18th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Video Rewind: A closer look at Chrome OS

Google unveiled two netbooks running on its Chrome OS at its I/O conference yesterday. But the sneak peek was brief, with the crowd only seeing images of the notebooks from Samsung and Acer.Related

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 12th, 2011 Brian Jackson

VentureLAB gives entrepreneurs the gift of gab

You might imagine that if you were a Hebrew-speaking Russian that had recently moved to suburban Ontario from Israel, it would be hard to kick off an entrepreneurial endeavor. Engineer-turned-CEO Vlad Zhitnikov doesn't

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 10th, 2011 Brian Jackson