Articles By 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

Obama’s creaming McCain

If you think text messaging is driving your your cell phone costs too high, just thank your stars you didn't get Barack Obama's bill for $290,000 in text messages. That's what the Democratic

Published on: September 2nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Toronto’s Webkinz brings fantasy world to real global market

Webkinz has become a household name in North America by appealing to children with its brand of cuddly, plush animals that come with a key that grants access to a virtual world.Now the

Published on: August 29th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Canada’s new telecom complaints commissioner a peacemaker

The fledgling and relatively unknown not-for-profit body funded by the telecommunications industry to act as a fair arbitrator of complaints now has its first full-time commissioner.Howard Maker is no stranger to hearing complaints.

Published on: August 28th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Exec non-involvement in disaster recovery a “sign of complacency”

While companies in Canada and around the world are taking disaster recovery (DR) more seriously, that's happening without the supervision of senior executives to help guide DR plans, a new report reveals.The report

Published on: August 27th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Ontario video game makers call for tax credit reforms

Ontario video game developers are welcoming a new report's recommendation for an improved tax credit system – even if there is some skepticism the government will act quickly to make it happen.The province

Published on: August 26th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Sybase iAnywhere Mobile Office makes road warriors more effective

Mobile professionals don't want to fiddle with fancy-looking application interfaces and brag about how many unique productivity tools they've got loaded on their handheld device – they want to get work done. Now.And

Published on: August 25th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Throttling P2P traffic is shortsighted, experts say

Throttling is a short-sighted strategy to deal with peer-to-peer (P2P) traffic congestion, computer science experts say. Instead, they say, a new model for file sharing on P2P networks would not only result in

Published on: August 22nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Ease of use and reliability — the strongest features of Palm Centro

Since the day when it was acceptable to sell an electronic organizer without phone functionality, Palm has been known for its business-oriented portable products.Now that we're in the era of the smartphone, Palm

Published on: August 21st, 2008 Brian Jackson