Posts from US

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 […]

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

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Posted on 1st Jul 2014 by in M2m

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 […]

Engaging the Omni-Channel Consumer

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Posted on 27th Jun 2014 by in Telecom

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 […]

Less than two weeks before the return of CryptoLocker and ZeuS malware – Panic time?

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Posted on 5th Jun 2014 by in Enterprise

The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) is warning everyone to protect themselves against Cryptolocker and ZeuS malware before they both make inevitable returns to the web in less than two weeks. The NCA is working with the FBI and Europol in an effort to suppress the GameOverZeuS Trojan and the Cryptolocker ‘ransomware’ that encrypts victims’ […]

Questions Remain for US EMV Migration

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Posted on 29th May 2014 by in Financial-services

The U.S. migration to EMV chip payments is well underway, with many industry stakeholders on track to meet October 2015 liability shift deadlines.