Articles By Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1

If you're as clumsy as I am, you'll want to take a look at Panasonic's Toughpad tablet line. It's a very portable tablet that's made to take a beating. Panasonic calls describes this

Published on: July 30th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Apple’s iOS 7 design reimagined in DesignCrowd contest

Any time a well-used technology brand gets a makeover, there's no shortage of strong opinions on the matter. When Apple Inc. revealed its new look for iOS 7 at its Worldwide Developers (WWDC)

Published on: July 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

WatchGuard adds data loss prevention service to appliances

Seattle-based unified threat management (UTM) solution provider WatchGuard Technologies is unveiling a data loss prevention (DLP) service for its appliances today, the company announced. XTM Data Loss Prevention is intended to help keep

Published on: July 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Hyperdrive adds Toronto demo day to program

The Hyperdrive accelerator program run out of Waterloo, Ont.-based Communitech Hub will extend its intensive development period from three months to six months, it announced today. After completing two cohorts in its first

Published on: July 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Attack against privacy watchdog is a shallow, partisan distraction attempt

It's understandable that Liberal Party pundit Warren Kinsella simply wants the media to stop talking about the controversial scrapped gas plants and government deletion of emails under Liberal supervision. But to attack Ontario

Published on: July 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

From Big Blue to code red, Privacy by Design framework being widely adopted as industry standard

Talking at a sports arena in the middle of St. Petersburg, Russia, the chief data scientist of IBM Corp.'s entity analytics group describes how his software will anonymize personal information, making it impervious

Published on: July 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Data loss is the super-villain of costly IT errors [infographic]

Apple Inc. is the latest big brand to face a potential customer data loss conundrum. But it's joining a long list of well-known brands that have suffered a similar or even worse fall

Published on: July 24th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Can’t write? Waterloo startup hopes to help

Ten technology startups will make their pitch in Waterloo, Ont.  Thursday for a chance at pocketing $25,000 and a spot in an accelerator program at the University of Waterloo. Velocity is hosting its

Published on: July 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

The Working Group CEO to speak on community building as business plan

For Dominic Bortolussi, CEO of The Working Group, community building is built on getting people together to drink wine. When the entrepreneur started his Web development and design firm in Toronto 11 years

Published on: July 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Fortinet’s new line of appliances converge security with networking

Fortinet's 10 new appliances are designed to help businesses stay secure while simplifying their network infrastructure. The security vendor announced its new line of unified threat management boxes on July 19. Whereas IT

Published on: July 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Incubes offers cash, IT services to latest batch of startups

A search engine for gestures. A way to sell your old clothes. Communicating the success of a digital advertising campaign. What do these things have in common? They are all products this group

Published on: July 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Elevator Pitch: Alertly – off-the-shelf security system

A member of Toronto-based accelerator Incubes' fourth cohort, Alertly offers a do-it-yourself security system you can install in your home, office, or car. Alertly says 1.6 million homes were broken into last year

Published on: July 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Elevator Pitch: Modreal – your personal online lookbook

A startup in the fourth cohort at Toronto-based accelerator Incubes, Modreal is creating a social engagement platform to connect fashions brands with the people who love their clothes. Users can browse the latest

Published on: July 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Elevator Pitch: Fashion Forward – realize your closet wealth

Fashion Forward is a startup taking part in the fourth cohort of Toronto-based accelerator Incubes and is offering free local online classifieds across Canada for used clothing. Most people are only wearing 60

Published on: July 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Elevator Pitch: Qoints – how success is measured

Qoints is a startup involved with the fourth cohort at Toronto-based accelerator Incubes and it wants to help brands understand and measure the success of digital campaigns. Qoints co-founders Harris Maxwell and Cory

Published on: July 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson