Articles By 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

Hashtag Trending – New MacBook Pro, Walmart patents spy tech; Twitter bio tips

Apple upgrades the MacBook Pro to include Siri, Walmart patents technology for employee surveillance, and tips on improving your Twitter bio (well, sort of). Trending on Google, the Apple MacBook Pro gets an

Published on: July 13th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Apple updates MacBook Pro to include Siri for first time

Buyers of Apple's new MacBook Pro will be able to say "Hey Siri" to their laptop for the first time, as Apple is updating its famous laptop line with its Apple T2 chips

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Brian Jackson

The Business Leadership Podcast with Edwin Frondozo, Chief Product Officer at Slingshot VoIP

On today’s episode, Edwin Frondozo, the Chief Product Officer at Slingshot VoIP and host of the podcast, takes the opportunity to describe how he finds balance when he continually adds new things to

Published on: July 10th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Liferay leaps into digital customer experience market, seeks growth in Canada

Los Angeles-based open source software firm Liferay Inc. released a new version of its digital experience platform and launched a new analytics service on Tuesday. The software firm's new products, Liferay Digital Experience

Published on: July 10th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Sonos shoots for IPO backed by premium hardware and broad content ecosystem

In a tiny living room in the west-end of Toronto, Sonos head of global product marketing Michael Papish says "Alexa, play Man in the High Castle." The Sonos Beam he's demoing blinks its

Published on: July 6th, 2018 Brian Jackson