Articles By Brian Jackson

iPhone launch will “boost” Canada’s wireless services market

When Rogers Communications Inc. makes the Apple iPhone available in Canada later this year, the telecom firm is likely offer up a flat-rate unlimited data plan to customers, industry insiders say. And such

Published on: May 30th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Why interactive corporate Web sites attract the best talent

Companies counting on their Web sites to scoop up the best talent available need to add interactive features that help educate job searchers, but avoid superfluous bells and whistles, according to a new

Published on: May 29th, 2008 Brian Jackson

“419 scams” revived on LinkedIn – old phishing bait in new pond

Unsuspecting users of professionals-oriented social networking site LinkedIn are being conned by scam artists into revealing personal financial information, say security experts.Advanced fee fraud – also known as “419 scams” after the relevant

Published on: May 28th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Three magic words that boosted a Canadian firm’s online sales

Bill Dalton went online one day in 2005 only to find that his nurse uniform sales business had been scrubbed out of the top search engine results. < The Charlottetown, PEI small businessman

Published on: May 28th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Microsoft expresses creative side with updated suite

Microsoft says the upcoming release of Expression Studio 2.0 – its suite of design and media applications – is a bonanza for developers and designers.It will enable them to “build rich interactive applications

Published on: May 27th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Why you’ll need a bigger belt size with Wi-Max

The dream of the ultimate do-it-all device is dead thanks to Wi-Max, says Toronto-based QuickPlay Media Inc. co-founder Wayne Purboo.In fact Wi-Max – the 4G communications platform that promises five times the bandwidth

Published on: May 23rd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Maid to order – iRobot shows how to cash in on customer creativity

Jump to: videoWhen Bedford, Mass.-based iRobot Corp. released their circular vacuum robots to the market, they expected customers would use the Roomba to clean their homes, not name them and teach them how

Published on: May 22nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

How BI could help Canadian hospitals combat deadly bacteria

A dose of predictive analytics could be part of the prescription to stop a deadly bacterium in its tracks, according to a staff member at a Burlington, Ont.-based hospital.Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital recently

Published on: May 21st, 2008 Brian Jackson

Free products equals big profits on the Web, says Wired editor

If there aren't any free lunches, you better be giving away some.That's the advice Wired magazine editor Chris Anderson has for you, especially if you're selling over the Web.Anderson reminded a room full

Published on: May 16th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Expert tips on how to negotiate your way to success

Sitting down at the negotiating table to hammer out final details of an outsourcing contract is important to fulfill the needs of both client and the vendor, experts say.Having a healthy negotiation process

Published on: May 15th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Work and life more connected among tech savvy workers

Well-connected workers are more likely than their less tech-savvy peers to blur the lines between work and personal life, according to a recent survey. About one-third of hyper-connected workers used social networking for

Published on: May 14th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Video game challenges players to solve medical mysteries

If you've ever thought playing video games was a waste of time, you probably never considered that those button-mashing skills could help cure the HIV virus or Alzheimer's disease.Enter Foldit, the game developed

Published on: May 13th, 2008 Brian Jackson

E-commerce takes off in Canada as online selling becomes simpler

Online sales in Canada continued to soar in 2007 as companies profited from offering instant gratification to customers (whether consumers or businesses), according to Statistics Canada.E-commerce continued its double-digit growth for the sixth

Published on: May 12th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Wanted – CIOs who are business leaders, not button-pushers

Canadian CIOs see their role shifting to focus more on business leadership and less on the daily mundane tasks of tech support, but don't quite think they're ready for the job yet, according

Published on: May 9th, 2008 Brian Jackson