Articles By Brian Jackson

Privacy by Design a must for small tech startups

Small businesses must do their part to ensure privacy when creating technology products and dealing with customer's personal information, says Ann Cavoukian, Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner.The law of the land and the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 31st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Wind Mobile close to announcing Playbook support

Wind Mobile’s product line may soon be a lot more appealing to businesses and consumers alike. Wind is close to announcing support for Research In Motion’s Playbook tablet and several new Google Android

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

Cisco offers SMB-focused switches, firewalls, online storage

Cisco Systems Inc. announced three new products to its small business line today, adding managed switches, a secure firewall, and a cloud-based backup service for its storage products.Cisco's "Connect" product portfolio of entry-level

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

App Store only place worth selling mobile games, say developers

Mobile game businesses interested in making money should focus only on Apple’s App Store and ignore other mobile platforms, according to independent developers.Three Toronto-based independent game developers speaking at GameON Finance agreed that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 24th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Palm Pre 2 polishes predecessor’s performance

HP's first product bearing the Palm and webOS brands improves upon its predecessor in many subtle, yet important ways and perhaps represents what the Palm Pre should have been when it first launched.The

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

Internet exchanges cut latency and costs for small providers

Kevin Blumberg knows the key to success when running a small Internet provider is to move data packets as fast as possible. That’s why The Wire, the small ISP Blumberg is chief technology

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

Super crimeware kit expected to hit underground economy soon

Security researchers are reminding businesses to bolster computer security measures as two of the most widely used do-it-yourself cybercrime kits are soon to be combined into one super kit.Attack toolkits or crimeware are

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

‘Holodeck’ prototype project gets government funding

A project that seeks to combine digital holography with haptic feedback – meaning you could actually feel interactions with the holograms – has received funding from the federal government alongside 11 other projects

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

CES blows up tablet hype, poll deflates it

If there’s one thing that we know about Las Vegas, it’s that the town is all hype. A thick veneer of glitz and superimposed luxury disguise what is really a seedy money trap

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

Mac’s Convenience installs Bluetooth-powered marketing

Canadians that walk into a Mac's Convenience Stores Inc. location later this year might look up and glance an ad for a refreshing cola on a large digital signage display as they simultaneously

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

Driving to work gets easier with personalized traffic reports

Toronto-area resident Matt Mann leaves on his daily commute to drop off the kids at daycare and then to work about 15 minutes after his wife departs along roughly the same route. He'd

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

Pirate Party will host WikiLeaks mirror

The Pirate Party of Canada has unfurled the sails and lifted anchor on the latest Canadian-hosted WikiLeaks mirror. I wrote a piece that the Pirate Party was seeking an opinion from Elections Canada

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Spammers face $10 million fine under Canada’s new law

Businesses that send unsolicited e-mails or other digital messages could face fines as high as $10 million when Canada's new anti-spam law starts being enforced later this year.Bill C-28 received royal assent Dec.

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

Three SMB tech predictions for 2011

In 2011, IT World Canada is predicting that Google's search dominance will take a hit, you'll finally be able to work from home and myriad startups will help big business navigate social and

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

SMB 2.0: using technology strategically, not tactically

There are two types of small businesses in Canada – those that spend on IT in a reactionary way to meet operational needs, and those that plan out strategically what business solutions they'll

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 23rd, 2010 Brian Jackson