Four takeaways from InfoSec 2014

This year’s InfoSec, held at Earls Court in London, did not disappoint....

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The M2M city of the near future – infographic

What do you see in the city of the future?...

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A new parkour game – tried it with NFC?

NFC is all about freeing us up – making purchasing simpler and more straightforward. The art of parkour or ‘free-running’ is the embodiment of moveme...

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Database

Why we can’t just rely on central databases for authentication

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We now live in an age where reliable and fast information is of paramount importance in our daily lives. Whether banking, communicating, negotiating, or doing any form of business, information on-demand is crucial. Unfortunately, as we’ve become more dependent on access to on-demand banking, contact details, messaging etc., we’ve at times allowed vulnerabilities into our […]

Olivier Serfaty

“Intrapreneurship” at Gemalto: a route to innovation

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There isn’t a business in the world that doesn’t aspire to be a community for innovation, and they all have different approaches for it: be that from making innovation a strategic priority, working with external agencies to forge new ideas, setting specific goals for R&D or making a broader effort to make idea generation and […]

Mobile Digital Messaging

The impact of digital on mobile messaging – Digital Services World Congress 2014

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Now in its 14th year, the leading messaging event in the market, the Digital Services World Congress 2014,returned to deliver more up to date and high level content on operator and OTT messaging strategies last month. The congress had several sub conferences, one of which was the Global Messaging World Congress and many interesting themes emerged […]

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SMS innovation and dynamic mobile content drives mHealth initiatives in Africa

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It’s unsurprising that the latest mobile health services, based on smartphones and the latest M2M technology, are making waves in the USA and Europe, changing the lives of people through remote health monitoring, digital pill reminders, and so on… but who would have thought that “mHealth” would reach Africa so quickly?! How? Instead of M2M […]

Payments

Staying Ahead in the Payments Game

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Hot Issues in the Payments Industry We recently gathered leaders from across the banking industry at our annual Smart Payments Forum (SPF), held this year in San Francisco, to discuss trends in the payments industry. Attendees at the SPF agreed that EMV and the protection it provides is integral to reducing card fraud and also serves as a conduit […]

The contactless festival season

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What do you associate with summer – vacations? Sunshine and sporting tournaments, whether the World Cup, Wimbledon or the Tour de France? What about music festivals? For us it’s all of the above but in particular seeing how technology is increasingly helping to create an augmented and convenient experience. We’ve previously blogged about technology such […]

Social log in

Who should you trust more: Social log-in services or your mobile operator?

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Social log-in services can be excellent time-saving tools and are a very convenient way to avoid the tedious process of online registration, filling in numerous forms and general password fatigue. So why are Facebook and Google’s versions of this tool not used more often? The answer’s simple; privacy is paramount to security, so why would […]

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What security, M2M and mobile technology tips can we learn from the new Batman?

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Earlier this year, Zach Snyder (of Man of Steel, 300 and Watchmen) tweeted a sneak preview of what the new Batman, played by Ben Affleck, will look like in the upcoming blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The photo spread throughout the internet and received over 47,000 retweets in just two weeks. This got […]

Mobile Payments

4 Must-Haves for Banks to Build a Mobile Wallet That’s Secure

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Mobile is a key part of every bank’s strategy to increase retention of account holders by providing a convenient and secure portal to access services. Mobile banking applications already allow consumers to check balances, transfer money and make deposits while on the go. And many banks are now looking at extending the functionality of mobile […]

Engaging the Omni-Channel Consumer

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In the world of online shopping, consumer behaviour is shifting and embracing an omni-channel approach. Put simply, this means customers may seamlessly switch between desktop, mobile, tablet and traditional high street stores to evaluate and make a purchase, comparing prices, locations and reviews whilst doing so. This makes it more challenging for retailers to differentiate […]