Articles By Brian Jackson

Canadian companies lagging in green IT practice

Imagine that when you flick on your computer to check your e-mail, you could also quickly scan your company's energy use efficiency.Or when setting your office lights to turn off at night you

Published on: February 19th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Valentine’s Day spam worse than ever

Employees in companies without solid anti-spam tools likely dread Valentine's Day.That's not because they're lonely – but because of the increased security risks and lost productivity from unwanted e-mails, says a new report.E-mail

Published on: February 15th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Montreal man arrested in Bell Canada data theft case

Bell Canada Enterprises says it has recovered the stolen data relating to 3.4 million Ontario and Quebec customers with help from the Montreal police.A 30-year-old Montreal man was arrested on Tuesday in connection

Published on: February 14th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Xperia X1 mobile phone faces stiff competition from iPhone, BlackBerry

Consumers may be swept off their feet by Sony Ericsson's newly-announced Xperia line of phones starting with XP1. But businesses will be harder to sell on the phone's usefulness, say analysts.Sony Ericsson Mobile

Published on: February 12th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Talkster says its free group calling will attract small business users

Talkster Inc. says its free long distance and conference call services are likely to be a big draw for small businesses looking to save on the bottom line.The Toronto-based firm offers ad-driven free

Published on: February 11th, 2008 Brian Jackson

How remote network monitoring can save you time and money

Companies can save time, money, and the odd broken network-induced headache with the right remote network monitoring tools, say analysts.What's more, there are few drawbacks.There are many options for remote server monitoring, and

Published on: February 11th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Businesses should not delay move to IPv6, caution experts

North American businesses should start switching over to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) now, as in a little over four years there won't be any IPv4 addresses left, analysts say.The IPv6 format was

Published on: February 8th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Use employee monitoring tools with caution, say Canadian experts

An array of software products has flooded the market promising to help employers rein in time-wasting on the company dime. The class of applications aimed at controlling employee Web surfing – believed to

Published on: February 6th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Call China for free: Talkster improves VOIP service

Toronto-based VOIP company Talkster is hoping to attract business users to their ad-driven free long distance and conference calling services by adding China to their service list and partnering with ad supplier VoodooVox,

Published on: February 5th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Microsoft’s FAST move could shake up enterprise search market

Microsoft Corp.'s $1.2 billion imminent purchase of Norwegian search company Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) could benefit its SharePoint Server customers and apply pressure on enterprise search competitors to consolidate soon, say analysts.Oslo-based

Published on: January 10th, 2008 Brian Jackson