Articles By 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

Canadian technology gives IT departments the power

One Monday morning the lights came on as usual in the first floor of EDS Corp's Plano, Texas offices – but it was the first time the IT department – not facilities –

Published on: February 29th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Microsoft launches its “most tested” product ever, promises big benefits to IT

Turkish engineer Omer Celik survived a massive earthquake in Istanbul, Turkey in 1989 only to spend the next five days living on the street awaiting rescue crews.It was an experience that he hoped

Published on: February 28th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Toronto residents wield Web 2.0 weapons to vanquish climate change

Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace move aside.Social network-crazed Torontonians have a new Web 2.0 profile to manage – an Internet portal designed to help fight climate change.Zerofootprint Inc. launched its Toronto-specific Web site yesterday in

Published on: February 27th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Sybase cluster product a “boon” to mid-sized IT shops

Complex IT projects needn't seem so formidable any more to mid-sized companies.Sybase says its new cluster software product – dubbed Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) Cluster Edition – takes the pain out of server

Published on: February 25th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Canadian hacker arrests merely tip of the iceberg, experts say

The recent arrest of 17 hackers in Quebec for running a one million-computer botnet is a grim reminder that businesses should take malware threats seriously, cybercrime experts say.Sûreté du Québec – the Québec

Published on: February 22nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Web 2.0 tools will help Toronto businesses fight climate change

A joint initiative by environmental consutancy, Zerofootprint Inc. and the City of Toronto will use social networking tools to fight climate change on a massive scale. A key aim of the project is

Published on: February 20th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Upgrading from XP to Vista can save power and pesos, study says

Canadian companies still using Microsoft Windows XP operating system may be sucking more power off the grid than if they were to upgrade to Windows Vista, says a new Microsoft-commissioned study.Both operating systems

Published on: February 20th, 2008 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