Articles By Jeff Jedras

Porter Airlines hits turbulence with $150,000 penalty for CASL spam violations

Porter Airlines has hit some turbulence with its email marketing practices and is the latest company hit with a hefty payment under the Canadian anti-spam legislation. According to the Canada Radio-television and Telecommunications

Published on: June 30th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry expands BBM support for Macs & iPads; updates BBM Protected

BlackBerry has announced a number of initiatives to expand the functionality of its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app, including greater BBM Meetings support for Apple devices and greater IT controls for organizations using BlackBerry

Published on: June 29th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Videotron and SaskTel get top marks for Internet performance

You probably don’t need research to tell you that Canadians with fibre optic-based Internet are generally happier with their service than people with DSL or cable-based connections. But now you have research anyway.

Published on: June 26th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Rover brings iBeacon proximity technology to Maple Leafs Draft Party tonight

Fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs attending the hockey team’s draft party tonight will receive special offers and have the chance to win prizes through the Leafs’ mobile app, thanks to mobile engagement

Published on: June 26th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Bell bringing Gigabit Fibe to Toronto homes & businesses with $1.14 billion investment

TORONTO – Calling it the most historic day in Bell Canada’s 135-year history in Toronto, the telecom giant announced Thursday it will bring gigabit Internet service to 1.1 million homes and businesses across

Published on: June 25th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Microsoft brings Office apps to Android phones

After a successful preview period, Microsoft Corp. has finally brought Office to Android with the launch of new Word, Excel and PowerPoint mobile apps. The mobile-optimized versions of Microsoft’s word processing, spreadsheet and

Published on: June 24th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Why you may be understating your mobile conversions by 50 per cent

It’s not as sexy as e-commerce, but sometimes a person just needs to make a call with their mobile phone and talk to a real person. And if your marketing department doesn’t track

Published on: June 24th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Big telcos onboard with Suretap’s mobile wallet smartphone

Suretap’s mobile wallet technology has gotten a big shot in the arm, with wireless carriers Bell, Rogers, Telus, Koodo and Virgin Mobile, as well as CIBC all announcing support for the smartphone payments

Published on: June 23rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Five steps to a cloud strategy

Are you taking a strategic approach to the cloud? Not all companies are being pushed into the new computing paradigm by the drumbeat of the hype machine. But if your cloud journey is

Published on: June 23rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Apple Watch & Microsoft Hololens will propel wearables in 2016: IDC

While it may yet come down to Earth, with the success of the Apple Watch, IDC sees continued strength for worldwide wearables shipments over the next five years. With new vendors including Apple,

Published on: June 23rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Cyberimpact survey says CASL makes Canadian businesses less competitive

Canada Day, July 1, marks the one-year anniversary of Bill C28 – Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (CASL) – and a new survey warns it may be impacting the competitiveness of Canadian businesses. Among other

Published on: June 22nd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Canada’s Senate urges cautious approach to regulating digital currencies like Bitcoin

Tread carefully when it comes to regulating digital currencies like Bitcoin – that’s the advice of Canada’s Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce after a 14-month study of digital currency. Released

Published on: June 22nd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

HP’s new business-class tablet includes USB-C port

HP’s new Pro Tablet 608 is its first Windows 10 commercial tablet designed to meet the needs of mobile executives for portable computing in a slate form factor. HP also unveiled new ISVs

Published on: June 19th, 2015 Jeff Jedras