Articles By Brian Jackson

Telecommunications firm saves millions with data-capture software

Lynn Smith doesn't miss the former temporary workers that keyed invoice data into Alltel's accounts payable system. "No, no we don't," she quips when asked if she misses the seven workers supplied by

Published on: October 1st, 2008 Brian Jackson

Oracle’s hitting the Cloud with Amazon cautiously hailed by Canadian customer

The new cloud-based database offerings announced by Oracle Corp. this week are cost-saving and worth pursuing if the service proves to be secure and provide good performance, according to a Canadian Oracle database

Published on: September 24th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Oracle’s move to clouds cautiously lauded by Canadian customer

Oracle management discuss the company's new cloud computing strategy for its database software.

Published on: September 24th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Canadian hospital fights diabetes with patient Web portal

When a Canadian is diagnosed with diabetes, their life is changed forever. The disease means the body can no longer regulate its own blood sugar levels, and the afflicted person must diligently keep

Published on: September 22nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

New Microsoft ad campaign lives in shadow of Apple’s “1984” commercial

Microsoft has created a lot of buzz about its new multi-million dollar advertising campaign with non-sequitur ads featuring Jerry Seinfeld and their next move could determine if it's sink or swim in the

Published on: September 19th, 2008 Brian Jackson

‘People are the new perimeter’ says Intel

Intel Corp. employees received a suspicious e-mail message one day from an unknown third-party company that claimed to be conducting a survey on behalf of the human resources department. Phishing scan red flags

Published on: September 18th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Canadians want printable Web coupons, grocers deny them

Canadians want to stop clipping coupons out of the weekend newspaper and start downloading them from the Web, but many grocers won’t accept printed-at-home coupons because of the risk of fraud, experts say.

Published on: September 17th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Taking a bite out of Apple’s iPhone v2.1 software

Canadians were eager when the iPhone 3G came out on July 11 – the first iPhone available in Canada also boasted many improvements, such as faster Internet speeds, improved voice quality, more storage

Published on: September 16th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Five data leak plugs that could save your company millions

You wouldn’t think that losing a USB memory stick could cost your company millions of dollars of lost contracts, but that’s exactly what happened to PA Consulting in the UK.That USB key happened

Published on: September 15th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Your privacy, your responsibility says Ontario Privacy Commissioner

Facebook is Canada's favourite social network, but it's also in hot water over possibly breaching our privacy laws. Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukain discusses her collaboration with Facebook. While the incredibly popular network

Published on: September 12th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Ontario boosts diversity with staff collaboration Web site

How do you communicate a complicated message like the importance of supporting a diverse workforce to more than 60,000 employees scattered across an area of 917,000 square kilometers? The new internal Ontario Public

Published on: September 11th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Microsoft’s virtualization strategy focuses on management application

A non-sequitur commercial campaign starring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld isn't the only thing Microsoft is launching these days – the Redmond-based software giant is also unleashing a trifecta of virtualization software tools

Published on: September 9th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Paris Hilton is McCain’s running mate

As if John McCain's selection of neophyte Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin to fill the second half of the Republican Party's presidential bill wasn't sensational enough, spammers proclaimed Paris Hilton as the unlikely running

Published on: September 8th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Facebook says ‘misrepresentations’ behind Canadian privacy probe

The Federal Privacy Commissioner's investigation into Facebook's alleged violation of Canadian privacy law is based on "misrepresentations" of the social network's policies, according to a Facebook advisory board member.It could have been settled

Published on: September 5th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Web 2.0 tool helps close mortgage deals faster

The final actions of closing a mortgage transaction require lawyers and lenders to swap documents back and forth, trading signatures on everything from exact interest rates down to whether the owner is responsible

Published on: September 4th, 2008 Brian Jackson