Articles By Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: A look at the Meta augmented reality glasses

Right now the divide between the real world and the digital world is pretty clear cut. You’re either looking around your physical environment, interacting with people and objects. Or you’re staring at a

Published on: April 17th, 2015 Brian Jackson

HP opens its first Canadian Security Operations Centre in Toronto

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) opened up a new regional Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Mississauga, Ont. today that is certified to deal with confidential government data – even if it’s not doing that quite

Published on: March 26th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Microsoft partners face challenge of educating market on new approach

Atlanta - Microsoft Corp. pitched its software solutions and cloud offerings for business on the strength of its experience making consumer products, as it announced a slew of dates to core enterprise products including

Published on: March 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: New smart watch review

Canadian smart watch vendor Neptune of Montreal has some stiff competition in the Apple Watch or the Samsung Gear. Neptune is trying to differentiate itself by claiming to have a wearable that's actually

Published on: February 17th, 2015 Brian Jackson

HP Zvr virtual reality display debuts at Consumer Electronics Show

HP unveiled a new virtual reality display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Monday. But unlike many screens being released at CES, this isn’t for entertainment. It’s a display made

Published on: January 6th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Telus features IoT partners in new web marketplace

Vancouver-based Telus Corp. is offering its partners a new way to sell their solutions through via a Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace that will see various partner services featured as available to add

Published on: December 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

CDN & ITWC win big at COPA awards

IT World Canada (ITWC) was recognized across several of its digital publications and in multiple categories at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs) held on Thursday night in downtown Toronto. ITWC won five

Published on: November 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Dell security chief warns of insider attacks at GTEC

When he was on assignment for the FBI in its Los Angeles field office, John McClurg was charged with bringing down hacker Kevin “Dark Dante” Poulson. Poulson orchestrated a hack of Pacific Bell’s

Published on: November 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

John Chen hints at BlackBerry Classic features

Those who still tightly clutch their BlackBerry Bolds for its hard keyboard, shortcut keys, and trackpad will be encouraged by yesterday’s blog post from BlackBerry CEO John Chen. In it, he hints at

Published on: October 30th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Salesforce.com rides a new Wave of analytics

SAN FRANCISCO — Salesforce.com announced a new product that capitalizes on the analytics software acquisitions it’s made in 2013. Wave is Salesforce’s analytics cloud, a big data engine paired with a visual, user-friendly

Published on: October 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Canadian firm Bionym integrates wearable tech with Salesforce app

Toronto-based wearable technology maker  Bionym Inc. is making its Nymi Band hardware available to developers for the first time. At Dreamforce in San Francisco, president Andrew D'Souza shows an example of what a customer-facing

Published on: October 14th, 2014 Brian Jackson

VMware’s Workspace Suite enables rapid virtual desktop provisioning

SAN FRANCISCO — VMware Inc. released a new desktop/mobile management suite that will bring together cloud platforms it has recently acquired and its own cloud layer technology into a single console. At its

Published on: August 28th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Dell unveils new thin clients and ‘data centre in a box’

SAN FRANCISCO — Dell Inc. took advantage of this week’s VMworld conference show here to release several new products it says will help its customers do just that. Included in the new products

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Brian Jackson

VMware positions EVO:RAIL as cornerstone of a software-defined data centre

SAN FRANCISCO — VMware has decided to make converged systems affordable for the mid-market with a new family of appliances and a different way of construction: It provides the software stack, while OEM

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Brian Jackson