Articles By Brian Jackson

iPhone welcomed to Canada by massive online protest

Today, as Rogers Wireless launches the coveted Apple iPhone, Canadian consumers and politicians will be blitzing the Internet to protest unfair wireless phone contracts. A Toronto-based Internet marketing company that's spearheaded an online

Published on: July 11th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Furor over text message fiasco prompts Ottawa’s intervention

Industry Minister Jim Prentice has summoned representatives from Bell Mobility and TELUS to Ottawa to explain what he calls their "poorly thought out decision" to charge customers for incoming text messages.TELL US WHAT

Published on: July 10th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Cell phone owners make same mistakes as disabled desktop users

Most mobile phone users have experienced the difficulty of using a device made small enough to fit in a pocket: their thumbs are just too fat to accurately type that text message, or

Published on: July 9th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Controversy over “traffic throttling” by Canadian ISPs heats up

The ongoing controversy over traffic shaping by leading facilities-based Canadian ISPs has intensified with more high-profile groups speaking out on the issue. The Campaign for Democratic Media (CDM) has called upon the Canadian

Published on: July 8th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Want senior management support? Stop asking for it

John Stagl was tired of begging his bosses to pay attention to business continuity.He inherited the responsibility of planning for business continuity at an insurance company and decided to get senior management attention

Published on: July 7th, 2008 Brian Jackson

How to not have your Web site hacked like Sony’s

The U.S. Sony Playstation Web site is the latest high-profile victim of a hacker attack on business sites that's spreading malware at breakneck pace, says a security vendor. Sophos PLC reported that Sony

Published on: July 4th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Protecting privacy in a nation of Facebook addicts

Saying Canadians are addicted to Facebook isn't an exaggeration. Download the Podcast. Seven million Canadians have a profile on the social networking site – which means about one in five of our population

Published on: June 30th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Search and you often don’t find…and here’s the reason why

Some call it "findability" – the art or science of making content in an organization "findable." And many big businesses haven't figured how to do that yet. Their employees often can't locate the

Published on: June 27th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Toronto company serves up food using cool GPS services

Some like it hot. In fact most people do.But consistently satisfying customers' need for hot meals posed a bit of a problem for food delivery entrepreneur, Cameron Reid. As the operations of his

Published on: June 26th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Rogue code could seriously skew US presidential election results

This Fall's U.S. Presidential elections could be stolen by one person – not Democratic candidate Barack Obama or Republican candidate John McCain – but by a rogue programmer writing code for one of

Published on: June 25th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Transit camp – a better way to an awesome TTC Web site

It's not uncommon for Toronto's residents to complain about the public transit system, but one blogger really caught the Toronto Transit Commission's (TTC) attention when he called its Web site an embarrassment. The

Published on: June 24th, 2008 Brian Jackson

How to safely use Facebook and LinkedIn at work

The virtual flood gates have been opened and social networking is rushing in from the personal lives of employees and into the workplace – bringing a host of concerns along with it.Facebook is

Published on: June 23rd, 2008 Brian Jackson

E-giving explosion – For many Canadians charity begins online

Canada may have been the first industrialized country to reject funding a drug that treats the severest form of the most common type of vision loss in the developed world, were it not

Published on: June 20th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Facebook – your new emergency broadcast system?

When the hills of Southern California were burning last fall and residents fleeing the flames as communities were evacuated, Dominic Chan reached out to help – with Facebook. A college student at the

Published on: June 19th, 2008 Brian Jackson

How Ontario’s York Region turned a blackout to advantage

“The darkest hour,” so the saying goes, “is often before the dawn.” Ontario's York Region can testify to the truth of this observation.Five summers ago this municipality was one of the regions severely

Published on: June 18th, 2008 Brian Jackson