Articles By Brian Jackson

Windows 8 faces several challenges to success

It always amuses me how passionate a reaction people can have over the release of a new operating system, and Microsoft Corp.’s recent unveiling of Windows 8 at its Build conference was no

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 23rd, 2011 Brian Jackson

Intel’s Ultrabooks aim to be Windows 8 flagship device

Intel Corp. is leading the charge to make Windows-based notebooks lighter, more portable, and more responsive with its standards-protected Ultrabook brand.Designed to compete with Apple's MacBook Air and iPad, the devices have already

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

Mobile business card reading apps comparison

If you believe the technological vision of the future prophesized by some mobile advocates, business cards will soon be a thing of the past. Soon enough we'll all be swapping our contact information

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

Windows Store details revealed by Microsoft

Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Store will be the only way to buy Metro-style applications in Windows 8 and the pages advertising application sales will be exposed to search engine results, according to a software

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 14th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Analysts question if Windows 8 will be limited on low-power processors

Analysts are questioning whether Microsoft Corp. will be able to reach its goal of unifying tablets and desktop PCs with a single operating system after the software giant unveiled a Windows 8 prototype

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 14th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Windows 8 unveiled: Five ways you’ll use it differently

Microsoft Corp. unveiled a developer preview of its next major operating system release, Windows 8, at today's Build conference in Anaheim, Calif.Designed to fit both the desktop environment as well as mobile tablet

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

Cybercrime affects minimum of two-thirds of all Canadians

More than two-thirds of Canadians have been victims of cybercrime in the past year, costing a total loss of $863 million in cash and an average of nine days of lost productivity per

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 9th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Radian6 helps chart Salesforce.com’s social course

David Alston is listening, and he can hear you talking on the Web's social networks.The chief marketing officer at Radian6, the Fredericton, N.B.-based social media monitoring firm purchased in March by Salesforce.com for

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

What Google’s Eric Schmidt thinks of other tech CEOs

Eric Schmidt’s career in the IT industry began long before his leadership roles at Google Inc., he reminded a large crowd at Dreamforce, Salesforce.com’s annual conference, last week. The current executive chairman at

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

Concur agrees with Salesforce.com cloud platform strategy

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) using Salesforce.com will soon have another option to track their travel expenses with the announcement of a new offering built on Force.com yesterday. Redmond, Wash.-based Concur Inc. will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 2nd, 2011 Brian Jackson

Express IT: Mobile payments will be best cash alternative

Cash might be king, but it's more common to not actually carry any of it around these days. Consumers are more likely to pay with a debit or credit card for even small

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

Sprouter and Akoha revivals show strong community matters

At the beginning of the month, it looked like strong and committed user communities didn’t mean much for cash-strapped social networking startups Sprouter and Akoha, but now those communities appear to have revived

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

Tech startups help parents teach kids, award gold stars

Ottawa resident and PhD holder in optics and photonics Dan Yang decided to leave her career in networking technology to invent a toddler-friendly tablet because she was concerned for her own baby’s safety.It’s

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

Small firms neglect virtual server security, Symantec says

While most small to medium-sized businesses around the globe are at least considering server virtualization, most who've started the process aren't securing those servers adequately, Symantec Corp. says.The security vendor says that 70

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

Wind Mobile rolls out slowest 4G network in Canada yet

By Brian Jackson Wind Mobile became the latest wireless carrier in Canada to claim it was rolling out a 4G network, and also the latest to lower the bar on what a “4G”

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