Articles By 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

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