Articles By 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

Smart strategies for IT project success

When designing an IT project make sure the recipe includes all the ingredients that foster business adoption, experts say.Doing that prevents the all too common phenomenon of a runaway project that completely exceeds

Published on: March 17th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Smart strategies for IT project success

When designing an IT project make sure the recipe includes all the ingredients that foster business adoption, experts say.Doing that prevents the all too common phenomenon of a runaway project that completely exceeds

Published on: March 17th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Microchips – and common sense – help bust debit fraud

Merchants offering customers Interac Direct Payment (IDP) to facilitate sales can now get computer chip technology machines to help guard against fraud, but industry insiders say using common sense is still the best

Published on: March 14th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Unified communications the best prescription for Canadian university

When the University of British Columbia (UBC) wanted to reach more medical professionals with its professional development lectures, Noreen Kamal turned to online collaboration.The university's director of technology, she took some seed funding

Published on: March 13th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Canadian robot Dextre sets off on a space adventure

As Space Shuttle Endeavour rocketed into space at 2:28 a.m. ET on Tuesday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the offices of Brampton, Ont.-based MDA Ltd. were dark and quiet – despite their

Published on: March 12th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Robots could bring big benefits to small Canadian businesses

While Canadian small and mid-sized manufacturers don't make much use of robotics, a European Union project may change all that.Dubbed SMErobot – the project aims at introducing prototype robots into the lower-scale manufacturing

Published on: March 11th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Smart systems help you manage your health online

The government agency behind linking all health care providers in Ontario through a dedicated network plans to recruit hesitant physicians, consolidate information, and allow citizens access to their records from home in the

Published on: March 11th, 2008 Brian Jackson

AT&T’s $1 billion bandwidth boost a boon for Canadian MNCs

AT&T Inc. hopes to help their Canadian multi-national enterprise clients conduct business on a global scale with a $1 billion infrastructure investment.The upgrade to the San Antonio, Texas-based telecommunications company's network will see

Published on: March 10th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Nine Inch Nails drives home solid lesson in Internet marketing with fast-selling Ghosts album

Giving away your product for free and charging $300 for it at the same time might not sound like a great business plan, but it is one strategy that is seeing a lot

Published on: March 6th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Canadian SMBs still fumbling for effective marketing strategies says HP-Ipsos Reid survey

Small and medium-sized business (SMB) owners are strapped for time and unsure about how to better market their brand, according to a new poll.A survey conducted by Vancouver-based polling firm Ipsos Reid shows

Published on: March 5th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Federal budget betrays hands off approach to Canada’s IT sector

There isn't much in the recent Federal budget that Canadian IT professionals and companies can feel really excited about. In part, this is due to finance minister Jim Flaherty's decision to put $10

Published on: March 3rd, 2008 Brian Jackson