Articles By 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

Give Canada’s Privacy Commissioner the teeth it deserves

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart, called for her role as privacy watch dog to be given sharper teeth on Wednesday at Canada 3.0 in Stratford, Ont. Stoddart is asking for the ability to

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

Globe and Mail faces court battle with app developer

A Toronto-based mobile app developer says it will make a claim in court against The Globe and Mail after the national newspaper cut business ties and pulled its content.Spreed Inc. and the Globe

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 5th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Ontario auto parts maker gets e-mail ‘liposuction’

IT admin Chris Marangoni knew he was witnessing the creation of an army of inbox monsters, growing e-mail libraries kept by send-happy employees who threw caution to the wind and let their e-mails

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 5th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Privacy Commissioners launch free assessment tool for businesses

Several of Canada’s top privacy watch dogs have teamed up to release a free security and privacy assessment tool it hopes will help prevent breaches of personal information.The in-depth questionnaire is a joint

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 4th, 2011 Brian Jackson

iPad 2 as a portable music recording studio

Garage bands may never be the same again.When Steve Jobs launched Apple's iPad 2 on March 2, he spent much of his time in the spotlight showcasing the new tablet's music creation capabilities

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 29th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Vote for an iPod levy, group urges Canadians

Money going to artists and record labels for their works is at risk in Canada's current election, says the group responsible for collecting and distributing the private copying levy.The Canadian Private Copying Collective

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 27th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Canadian voter apathy extends to social media realm

If a politician sends a tweet, but nobody is following them, does it even have an impact? That’s an existential question that political campaign organizers from each of the major federal parties may

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 27th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Celebrating 10 years of ITBusiness.ca

ITBusiness.ca is celebrating its 10th anniversary this week! Hard to believe that we've been covering the IT industry for a full decade now, through both thick and thin. But we're proud to still

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 26th, 2011 Brian Jackson

iPad 2 as a portable video production studio

Granted, the idea of covering the launch of Research in Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook using Apple's iPad 2 to shoot, edit, and publish the video has more than a touch of irony to it.But we

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 25th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Canadian businesses deserve price parity on hardware and software

Canadians are getting ripped off. For too long, we’ve been overpaying for software and hardware compared to our neighbours south of the border. Much like we also pay more for many retail goods

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

BlackBerry Playbook launch targets consumers, businesses

Research In Motion launched the BlackBerry Playbook at retail locations across Canada today.While the BlackBerry faithful at businesses across the country are an obvious target market for the 7-inch touch screen tablet, RIM

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

Canadians registered for Do Not Call List mostly happy

Nobody likes telemarketers. Those unwanted calls seem to have an almost preternatural ability to disrupt our lives when we least want to be bothered. Just as we sit down to enjoy a dinner

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