Articles By Brian Jackson

HPE Aruba launches new software-defined WAN solution

LAS VEGAS - HPE announced new networking gateway hardware at its Discover conference on Tuesday, breaking new ground for its Aruba Wide Area Networking (WAN) portfolio with a Software-Defined Branch solution. The SD-WAN

Published on: June 19th, 2018 Brian Jackson

HPE launches hybrid cloud as a service option with GreenLake

LAS VEGAS - Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced GreenLake Hybrid Cloud on Tuesday at its Discover conference, a hybrid cloud management service that it says will allow customers to get a tighter grip

Published on: June 19th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Can’t beat the cloud? Sell the cloud, MSPs advise

One slide after the next demonstrating the growth of public cloud infrastructure projected over the next five years left little room for doubt among managed service providers in the room at the Infrastructure

Published on: June 14th, 2018 Brian Jackson

3 ways the ‘AI Leader of the Year’ is using Data for Good

When Victor Anjos co-founded Data for Good in Toronto, he probably only dreamed that the not-for-profit could use data to help feed more hungry people, to warn about potential genocide, or to raise

Published on: June 11th, 2018 Brian Jackson

First look at BlackBerry Key2 smartphone – All Hands on Tech

The successor to TCL's flagship KeyOne smartphone, the Key2 is continuing the focus on a candybar design complete with a physical QWERTY keyboard. We get a close look at all the new bells

Published on: June 7th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Facebook under fire; iOS 12 fights smartphone addiction; DNA service hacked

Facebook has some more tough questions to answer from U.S. lawmakers, Apple’s iOS 12 beta is designed to help you use your iPhone less often; and a DNA analysis service reports a data

Published on: June 6th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Apple WWDC updates: watchOS 5, iOS 12, macOS Mojave

Finally, you can use your Apple Watch like a walkie talkie. The macOS app store is getting a total overhaul. And iOS developers will be able to port their apps to the Mac

Published on: June 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson

KPMG strengthens ties with Google around ‘intelligent interactions’

Swiss auditor and consultancy firm KPMG International announced an alliance with Google Cloud Platform on Thursday. The partnership will see KPMG providing services around Google's popular cloud services including machine learning, enterprise mobility,

Published on: May 31st, 2018 Brian Jackson

OpenText asks EnCase partners to broaden their scope beyond forensics software

LAS VEGAS - At this time last year when Colin Cree, the director and founder of Vancouver-based e-Forensics Services Inc., was attending Enfuse it was still an event hosted by Guidance Software. Now

Published on: May 30th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Apple HomePod coming to Canada June 18

Apple Inc.'s HomePod smart speaker will be available in Canada starting June 18 for $449, the firm announced on Tuesday. The announcement came along with an update to HomePod's capabilities via iOS 11.4.

Published on: May 29th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Russian router hack; Lenovo Z5 teased; Canadian banks suffer breach

The FBI asks if you’ve tried turning it off and back on again, Lenovo’s new Z5 smartphone sounds impressive, and two Canadian banks are reporting a new data breach that affects customers. Trending

Published on: May 29th, 2018 Brian Jackson

OpenText underlines AI platform Magellan’s open source approach to counter Watson

LAS VEGAS - Aside from naming its artificial intelligence platform, Magellan, after a 16th-century explorer instead of a 20th-century businessman, Waterloo, Ont.-based OpenText Corp is looking for other ways to differentiate itself from

Published on: May 28th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Using Apple’s HomePod in Canada

Americans have been able to get their hands on Apple's smart speaker, the HomePod, for a few months now. But with no Canadian release date in sight, we smuggled one across the border

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Google Home Max review – it’s my new TV soundbar

The Google Home Max is my new TV soundbar, thanks to the simple inclusion of the 3.5mm aux audio input that's included on this device. I've bemoaned the loss of the headphone jack (an

Published on: May 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Largest PC case ever made; Lyft launches subscription plan to some; RIP net neutrality

Does size matter? If we’re talking about PC gaming rigs, the answer is yes. Lyft opens up a subscription option to its power users. And the death of net neutrality in the U.S.

Published on: May 11th, 2018 Brian Jackson