Articles By 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

Web startup asks ‘How’s it going?’, seeks deeper meaning

Toronto-based entrepreneur Philip Powell always thought of himself as the last person in the world that would use a self-help tool, but now he's created a Web-based service that will do just that.

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

RIM launches free BES-like service for small firms

Research in Motion Inc. (RIM) released BlackBerry Management Center (BMC) today, a free cloud-based smartphone management service that gives a taste of the capabilities found in BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES). Targeted at small

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 15th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Cameron must be off his chump to call for social media ban

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s threat of blocking social media sites and BlackBerry Messenger service in reaction to rioting in London and surrounding cities is pure folly. The logic of cutting off everyone’s

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

Claricent offers mid-market SAP shops new ways to optimize

North American mid-sized firms running SAP AG product looking to monitor performance and optimize storage now have a new option to do so with Acton, Mass.-based Claricent Inc.The SAP reseller announced earlier this

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

Canada loses two social media gems

Canada’s online community has taken a major hit this month as two social networking sites with a positive bent had no choice but to shut down after running out of cash. First Sprouter,

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

‘Good deeds’ social network shutting down Aug. 15

Akoha Inc., the social networking firm that asked “What if playing a game could make the world a better place?” is shutting its doors on Aug. 15 as a result of not being

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

Sprouter CEO Sarah Prevette speaks about shut down

Sprouter announced this week that it will be turning off the lights on its question-and-answer Web site for entrepreneurs on Aug. 2.The notice caught many of the site's users off guard, as the

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

Sprouter’s community reacts to surprise shut down news

Toronto-based Sprouter announced this morning that it will be closing up shop on Aug. 2, taking an engaged community of both entrepreneurial greenhorns and experts offline.“We're devastated to have to shut down the

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

Ottawa firm’s technology to guide future space station resupply missions

A small Ottawa-based firm will continue to provide technology that plays a key role in restocking the International Space Station (ISS) after signing a contract with a private spacecraft maker that will be

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

ExpressIT: Google+ features make social work for business

Small businesses who feel they are already suffering from social media overload may feel exasperated that Google has piled on to the trend with its new Google+ service. But it's still worth investigating

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 11th, 2011 Brian Jackson