Articles By Brian Jackson

Innovation Superclusters

Ottawa unveils plans for $950 million innovation ‘supercluster’ spending announced in budget

If the Liberal government's plan to fund innovation "superclusters" with $950 million raised questions when it was introduced with this...

May 24th, 2017 Brian Jackson
Gavel in court

Apple and Nokia bury the hatchet on patent dispute

If you can't beat them, join them. Apple Inc. executives may have thought of the old idiom as the tech...

May 23rd, 2017 Brian Jackson
Nymi Band in the workplace

Toronto-based Nymi looks to deepen enterprise push with $15 million in new funding

If Karl Martin, the CEO of Nymi Inc., was wearing his Toronto-based firm's namesake Nymi Band authentication device, which identifies a person's...

May 19th, 2017 Brian Jackson

RackWare update is rocket fuel for DevOps in hybrid cloud world

RackWare's new RMM 6.0 platform update with Advanced Hybrid Cloud Management Suite was released on Wednesday, providing enterprises serious about...

May 19th, 2017 Brian Jackson
BlackBerry AtHoc platform

New BlackBerry AtHoc solution targets crisis communications

BlackBerry Ltd. has been building its brand around securing the "enterprise of things" since exiting smartphone design and manufacturing, but...

May 17th, 2017 Brian Jackson
Zero Wing meme

WannaCrypt just the beginning as Shadow Brokers tease more NSA tools

Shadow Brokers, the group that leaked the U.S. National Security Administration worm that weaponized the WannaCrypt / WannaCry malware for...

May 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Shared Services Canada says 2017 budget is ‘win-win’

Shared Services Canada will have more flexibility in acquiring products and services and sharing responsibility, it said at a government...

May 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Using Google Home in Canada – All Hands on Tech

Americans have enjoyed the benefit of Amazon's Alexa for years and Google Home since November, yet Canadians are left waiting...

May 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson
WCry decrypter on a computer screen (Source: El Mundo)

How to protect against the global WannaCrypt ransomware attack

Executives in charge of security should immediately warn employees against opening any suspicious Word documents and apply patches to any...

May 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson

CIBC bets big on big data as founding partner of Communitech Data Hub launch

CIBC chief data officer José Ribau imagines the day his customers could talk to the bank's mobile app to ask for...

May 11th, 2017 Brian Jackson