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Six things to pack in your MWC survival bag

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Posted on 25th Feb 2015 by in Mobile

We’ve compiled a list of what every well-prepared MWC attendee should pack in their bag to ensure their experience is a successful one.

In detail: the #IoTMaker winning 3G Bushfire Alert System

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Posted on 18th Feb 2015 by in M2M

Earlier this month we announced the winner and runners-up for the #IoTMaker Challenge, with Jason Mitcheson’s 3G Bushfire Alert System proving to be the judges’ top pick. As we did previously with other entries to the contest, including a smart bike for motorcycle riders, smart swear jar and traffic accident detector, we’ve mocked up a […]

Mobile 2025: Predict the future of Mobile World Congress in 10 years

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Posted on 17th Feb 2015 by in Mobile

Mobile World Congress, arguably the biggest event in the tech calendar, is just a few weeks away. Drawing over 70,000 of the brightest minds from around the globe to display and discuss the next big thing in mobile. We’re expecting to see a lot on wearables, tablets, iterative improvements to last year’s Smartphones, more movement […]

How the IoT could have saved the Seahawks from Super Bowl disaster at the one yard line

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Posted on 11th Feb 2015 by in M2M

Unfortunately for the Seahawks, their last minute drive in the 4th quarter of Super Bowl XLIX fell short at the one yard line. In this post, we look at how the IoT could have saved them from what’s being called one of the worst play calls in NFL history.

The winning idea from our #IoTMaker Challenge: 3G Bushfire Alert System

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Posted on 9th Feb 2015 by in M2M

The time has come – our panel of expert judges has come to a decision; they’ve chosen the 3G Bushfire Alert System as the winning idea from our shortlisted IoTMaker Challenge entries. In this post we explore why it’s such a deservedly winning idea.

It’s time to move away from traditional passwords and prioritize online security

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Posted on 5th Feb 2015 by in Enterprise Security

Whilst it’s good ‘password’ is no longer the number 1 password (now it’s number 2), there hasn’t been enough progress with regard to consumer and business habits – multi-factor authentication is the only way to address this safely; in this post, we explain why.

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 […]