Articles By Brian Jackson

Amazon says Canadian French language support is ‘coming soon’ to Alexa

Amazon Alexa will introduce Canadian French language support soon, ITBusiness.ca has learned. Amazon launched Alexa to the Canadian market in November 2017 along with its Echo and Echo Dot hardware. But it could

Published on: August 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Toronto-based software startup points AI at solving B2B’s biggest sales problems

After your Saturday morning coffee and a pancake breakfast with the kids, perhaps you pick up a list of chores. Perhaps you stare at these tasks, each of them daunting in its own

Published on: August 15th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Unboxing for Business: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 at Samsung Unpacked

At its Samsung Unpacked event in New York City, the Korean electronics manufacturer unveiled the new smartphone everyone expected. But it also had a couple of surprises in store with the Galaxy Watch

Published on: August 10th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Samsung Unpacked reveals Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Home

NEW YORK CITY -- Samsung Electronics Ltd. wasted no time in showing off its new Galaxy Note 9 smartphone at its annual Unpacked event on Thursday, but also surprised the crowd with announcements

Published on: August 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

New ‘heavy lifting’ drone gets green light from Transport Canada

A drone that can haul up to 25 pounds as far as 60 kilometres is slated to begin test flights in Canada's skies this week. Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) announced Aug. 3 that it's

Published on: August 8th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Microsoft Surface Go – Unboxing for Business

Can a tablet that’s not made by Apple find its way into the workplace? Microsoft wants to give it another shot with the Microsoft Surface Go. We’re taking our first look on Unboxing

Published on: August 7th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Meet the 6 Canadian innovators that will lead the nation-wide digital transformation discussion

On Friday, six Canadians known for their innovative skill sets were named to lead Canada's roundtable discussions on the national consultation on digital and data transformation. Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development

Published on: August 3rd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Listen to Nasdaq’s new market-opening bell designed by Sonos

It's pretty common for companies launching new tickers to the Nadaq Stock Exchange to ring the opening bell, but getting to design how that bell sounds is unique. Today when Sonos lists its

Published on: August 2nd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Canada Suicide Prevention Service ceases text and chat help; seeks more funding

Canada's only nationwide text message and chat helpline for suicide prevention has been forced to suspend its service because it's run out of money. After more than six months of operation, in which

Published on: August 1st, 2018 Brian Jackson

Meet Google Cloud’s 4 anchor tenants in Canada

SAN FRANCISCO - Google Cloud may have been a late arrival to the Canadian region among public cloud competitors, but that hasn't stopped it from winning some contracts with major Canadian brands. Google

Published on: July 26th, 2018 Brian Jackson

RBC transforms its intranet portal team into a customer-facing self-service task force

Most companies could get by maintaining their intranet portal with some homebrew software, but the Royal Bank of Canada felt it needed a bit more to cater to its 80,000 employees around the

Published on: July 25th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Google Cloud Next: 5 new features for G Suite explained in GIFs

SAN FRANCISCO -- G Suite is getting upgrades to allow its business users to determine where in the world their data resides and help them improve their communications skills too, Google announced on

Published on: July 24th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter commit to open source data portability

Several of the world's biggest tech brands announced plans to allow users to transfer their data from one platform to another today, as Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Facebook announced they are collaborating on

Published on: July 20th, 2018 Brian Jackson

OpenText should tap Canadian talent for its AI strategy

Even though he's an American, the most surprising thing that OpenText CEO Mark Barrenechea said last week wasn't that he prides himself for having "a Canadian soul" after spending the past eight years

Published on: July 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Amazon Prime Day; Microsoft Inspire; Dr. Alexa gives bad advice

Thanks to Amazon, today is like Boxing Day in July. Microsoft is hosting its annual partner conference this week. And Alexa turns out to not be a very good doctor. Today is Amazon

Published on: July 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson