Posts from US

SensorLogic Wins the M2M Evolution Product of the Year Award

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Posted on 18th Aug 2014 by in M2m

By nature, evolution is a slow process. But once in a while, there’s an innovative leap forward that transforms the landscape. M2M Evolution Magazine celebrates these types of “evolutions in innovation” with its annual Product of the Year Award program.  Selected by a panel of industry experts and the magazine’s editorial board, the awards honor […]

Securing a platform – it’s a three-way approach

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Posted on 12th Aug 2014 by in Enterprise

The opening up of enterprise IT due to the effects of consumerization is resulting in ever increasing complexity of the infrastructure with a myriad of devices and applications crowded together. Gartner predicts that by 2017, half of employers will require their employees to bring their own devices to the office. This will benefit organizations and […]

Accepting Mobile Wallets in a Multi-platform World: What’s a Merchant to Do?

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Posted on 7th Aug 2014 by in

The U.S. payments ecosystem is evolving as NFC contactless and cloud-based mobile wallet technologies are offering consumers a streamlined payment experience and unique loyalty benefits. While few doubt the benefits mobile will enable, many merchants wonder which technology to accept at the POS as BLE, NFC, QR-code, and barcode-based technologies are all being evaluated by […]

What is Digital Security? – IT Security Assessment is about prevention rather than cure

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Posted on 5th Aug 2014 by in Enterprise

The digital world is swarming with security perils. April’s Heartbleed Bug was just the latest in a long line of threats looming over individuals and businesses, and according to PwC’s Global Economic Crime Survey 2014, one in four surveyed businesses had experienced cybercrime, with 11 per cent of them hit with financial losses of more than […]

The Internet of Things takes a major leap forward with on-demand provisioning

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Posted on 4th Aug 2014 by in M2m

What’s the big deal about a SIM card that can switch subscriptions from one carrier to another at any time, over the air, without the customer having to physically switch out SIM cards?  Plenty. Until now, wireless devices required a carrier-specific SIM card to connect to a cellular network and “turn-on” wireless service. For consumer […]

Adding M2M technology to NFL and College Football

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Posted on 1st Aug 2014 by in M2m

The M2M Telefonica Blog recently revealed an infographic demonstrating what would happen if football (in this case they mean soccer) embraced M2M (machine-to-machine) technology. The possibilities revealed included innovations such as boot sensors which would monitor ball force, shot speed and distance run, smart gloves for goalkeepers that measure data to help coaching staff improve […]

Cloud Security: CloudEntr, Now Secures Logins and Files in a Single Portal

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Posted on 30th Jul 2014 by in Enterprise

Being in the security business, we hear our customers’ pains and challenges often when it comes to securing their data, and lately the cloud has been the monkey on their back they can’t shake. Shadow IT has given businesses something to think about in regards to understanding their full footprint in the cloud as well […]

Staying Ahead in the Payments Game

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Posted on 15th Jul 2014 by in Financial-services

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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Posted on 10th Jul 2014 by in Telecom

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 […]

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

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Posted on 2nd Jul 2014 by in Telecom

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 […]