Articles By Brian Jackson

Canadian accelerator in NYC to accept new applications

Canadian entrepreneurs tired of doing business in The Big Smoke have a new opportunity to expand their presence to The Big Apple.The Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) is a New York City-based business booster

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Groupon Scheduler: Web bookings made free for businesses

When Anthony Raso opened his new Toronto-based garage at the beginning of last winter, he leaned on Groupon's reach to advertise his business – and he was having trouble keeping up with the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Automotive industry’s second renaissance of innovation is about IT

In the next couple of days, ITBusiness.ca will be launching a “Drive” section that focuses on advancements of in-car technology and the connected vehicle. So why would a technology-focused news site launch a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Ottawa, Surrey win IBM Smarter Cities grants for 2012

Ottawa and Surrey, B.C. are the two Canadian cities that will receive part of $50 million in grants from IBM Corp. this year.That money will be shared with 31 other cities around the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Tetra Pak cartons become video game controllers in AR promotion

When most kids play games with their Tetra Pak juice boxes, it likely involves shooting jets of liquid out of the straw at one another – but that may soon change thanks to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Avid Studio for iPad offers users more video editing power

Arm chair movie makers who own an iPad have been limited to iMovie for video editing their masterpieces since it was launched alongside the iPad 2 last year – until now.Avid, a software

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 8th, 2012 Brian Jackson

The New iPad misses opportunity to woo creators

The New iPad launched yesterday by Apple may only be an incremental step up from the iPad 2, but when its already the best tablet on the market, that improvement is all that’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 8th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Toshiba partners with IBM on end-point management

Toshiba Corp. will begin baking in IBM's end-point management control into the BIOS of its business-line laptops to give IT departments control over security and power functions before the operating system even loads,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Louvre invests in art of asset management

Europe's most-visited museum has tapped software from IBM Corp. and one of its business partners to help keep the Mona Lisa smiling on its wall, IBM announced today.The Louvre Museum in Paris hired

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Blue Mountain readies re-brand with tech-enabled one day power workshop

As director of marketing at Collingwood, Ont.'s Blue Mountain Resorts Ltd., Paul Pinchbeck is tired of the ski and snowboard destination's reputation as “a friend that you wanted to spend time with.” That

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 2nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

‘Dragon’ investor raising $100 million for digital startups

Bruce Croxon, one of the investors featured on CBC's Dragons' Den, is ready to light a fire under Canada's digital startups by raising $100 million in funding. Croxon started Round 13, a new

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Business Software Alliance’s latest weird argument for stronger IP laws

The Business Software Alliance has found a newly imagined detriment of Canada’s supposedly sub-par intellectual property laws – make sure you’re sitting down for this shocker – it’s slowing down the advancement of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Software alliance connects intellectual property to cloud computing growth

Canada is a laggard among developing countries when it comes to having government policies that promote the growth of cloud computing services, according to an alliance representing the world's leading software brands. Canada

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Express IT: How in-car tech leads to innovations like ‘Siri’

Who was talking conversationally with a friendly computer before Apple fans had Siri? Who was using QNX software well before it appeared on the BlackBerry Playbook? Who was the first to wear a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 15th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Is Vic Toews against freedom?

By Brian Jackson It’s hard to imagine what points Public Safety Minister Vic Toews thinks he is scoring when he describes those concerned about the implications of increased government Internet surveillance as supporting

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 14th, 2012 Brian Jackson