Articles By Brian Jackson

Simple ways to create and effectively use podcasts

In the fast-paced 24/7 environment of E-Comm 911 Inc., the Vancouver region's emergency services call centre, it can be a challenge to keep their 400 employees in the corporate loop.But the centre has

Published on: April 10th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Social networking for business – time-waster or money-maker?

Entrepreneur Len Rosen was a sceptic about using social networks to boost his marketing business until his 23-year-old daughter introduced him to Facebook – and now he's totally converted.The sole proprietor of Toronto-based

Published on: April 9th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Malware threats have more than quadrupled

There was an explosion in the number of malicious attacks in 2007 conducted largely through exploits on social networking Web sites and browser plug-ins, according to Symantec Canada Corp. The computer security vendor

Published on: April 8th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Expert tips on saving your brand from being cyber-jacked

Authentication technologies are a great way for businesses to protect their corporate domains against use in phishing and spoofing attacks, experts say.Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and many businesses are ramping up use of

Published on: April 7th, 2008 Brian Jackson

New social networking apps empower information workers on the go

As companies contemplate how to use social networking to drive business benefit, technology vendors are weaving Web 2.0 features into the products -- taking a cue from consumer-driven social networks such as Facebook.Two

Published on: April 2nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Canadian robot set to perform brain surgery

Jump to: video | doctor image | tool image Perry Newhook never expected his career as a robotics engineer would lead him to an operating room where open brain surgery was being performed.Yet

Published on: April 2nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Expert tips to guard against e-mail overload

E-mails may clog your Inbox, but it doesn't follow that they must also saturate your workday.You can fight e-mail overload with a few commonsense practices, experts say.Given the pervasiveness of e-mail, these are

Published on: April 1st, 2008 Brian Jackson

Embrace social networking before it’s too late, experts caution

Terms such as "Web 2.0", "Enterprise 2.0" and "social networking in the enterprise" are bandied around rather freely these days.Senior executives realize they had better wrap their corporate heads around the reality these

Published on: March 31st, 2008 Brian Jackson

Three ways to ensure you get enough business bang for your IT buck

Like any other corporate investment, money should also be earmarked for IT based on expected returns to the business, experts say. They also note that standard financial methods don't help you accomplish that.

Published on: March 30th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Ontario budget seeks to address IT skills shortage

Ontario's budget, unveiled Tuesday, parcels new spending to the IT industry in the form of provisions for e-health, and spending on skills training.While welcoming these initiatives, IT industry insiders say they aren't enough

Published on: March 27th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Canadians very vulnerable to identity theft, survey shows

While ID theft is rapidly growing, most Canadians are unaware of the seriousness of the threat and are taking only the most basic steps against preventing this menace, a new survey indicates.Almost half

Published on: March 26th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Business intelligence cures complexity, cost overruns in Canadian hospitals

When a recent outbreak of C. difficile – a common intestinal bacteria caused by the use of antibiotics – cropped up at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in Burlington, Ont. they had a new

Published on: March 25th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Video: SMB Owners consider brand important, but unsure how to create it

A strong brand isn't restricted to the domain of behemoth mega-chains, small business owners can create a strong brand too.An Ipsos-Reid survey comissioned by Hewlett-Packard Canada shows SMB owners are fairly savvy when

Published on: March 24th, 2008 Brian Jackson

MSNBC, other high profile sites compromised in massive hack attack

MSNBC Sports Web site became the latest victim in a string of hacker attacks that has compromised more than 26,000 other sites, according to a new alert by a Web security firm.San Diego,

Published on: March 20th, 2008 Brian Jackson

SAS seeks to extract meaning – and business benefits – from the Web 2.0 world

One might argue that it's next to impossible to find any real meaning out in the blogosphere – but SAS Institute Inc. would emphatically disagree. In factCary, N.C.-based SAS hopes to offer its

Published on: March 18th, 2008 Brian Jackson