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Using the Trusted Service Hub to accelerate mobile payments adoption in a fragmented ecosystem

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Posted on 29th Jan 2015 by in Mobile

We look at how the Trusted Services Hub can bridge the fragmentation endemic in mobile payments and accelerate deployments and consumer acceptance of the new services

Mobile authentication – the key to simplifying and securing multiple website logins

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Posted on 28th Jan 2015 by in Mobile

The average consumer uses 25 different usernames to log in to all their online services, at a cost of convenience and security. How can we address the challenge, improve the user experience and increase our overall security from the hacker threat? Mobile Authentication is one key answer.

What’s trending at SCA Payments Summit: EMV migration and contactless payments

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Posted on 28th Jan 2015 by in Financial Services

As the EMV migration is in full swing across the United States, contactless and mobile payment opportunities continue to grow, too. The wider availability of mobile payments like Apple Pay and SoftCard is driving this popularity as well.  When contactless payment programs like these incorporate the security of EMV through the use of a secure […]

Record data breaches in 2014 teach important lessons

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Posted on 27th Jan 2015 by in Financial Services

The Identity Theft Resource Center reported that data breaches hit an all-time high of 783 in 2014, and in many instances payment card details were compromised along with personal information like email addresses, phones numbers, or physical addresses. This meant that more payment cards had to be reissued due to breaches in 2014 than in […]

The Gates Foundation’s big bet for the future highlights the global benefits of digital banking

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Posted on 23rd Jan 2015 by in Mobile

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s 2015 Annual Letter, covering important predictions for the impact of technology in the next 15 years, has highlighted the global benefits of digital banking. Here, we take a look at what those key benefits are.

From the IoTMaker shortlist: ePot – a smart gardening solution for indoor plants

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Posted on 14th Jan 2015 by in M2M

In another post looking at one of our IoTMaker entries in detail, we delve into the brilliant e-Pot idea from Mohamed Khalil Zendah.

Has your business unwrapped mobile security threats over the festive period?

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Posted on 12th Jan 2015 by in Enterprise Security

With new mobile devices like the iPhone 6 and Apple iPad Air 2 topping many present lists this year, we’ve compiled top tips to help businesses ensure they haven’t unwrapped mobile security threats over the festive period.

All I want for Christmas is the IoT

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Posted on 23rd Dec 2014 by in M2M

After spotting a great post from the Wireless Noodle covering a few IoT highlights from this Christmas season, we’ve decided to put together our own IoT Christmas wish list.

The “Payments Theory of Everything” explains how EMV, NFC, HCE, and BLE fit together

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Posted on 17th Dec 2014 by in Financial Services

Traditional commerce is no longer the only piece in the payments puzzle.  Innovation in payments is happening so quickly that it’s hard to imagine how all of these emerging technologies are going to work together – or will one technology dominate?  Which way will the industry go?  Will cloud-based payments take over, or will secure-element […]

Just over a week to go for our M2M Holiday Countdown Calendar

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Posted on 16th Dec 2014 by in M2M

An introduction to our M2M Holiday Countdown Calendar – instead of chocolate, readers will receive a nugget of M2M knowledge. There are also chances to win an iPad Air for those who answer the trivia questions correctly.