Posts Tagged ‘convenience’

Making mobile payments the norm

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Posted on 11th Apr 2014 by in Telecom

What is considered ‘normal’? Is it something that has been around for a long time; like saying hello, please or thank you, or like exchanging gifts in the holidays? Is it something that is trusted and widely accepted? When it comes to payments, we believe it’s the latter. Something doesn’t have to be ‘old’ to […]

Trust in mobile messaging

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Posted on 28th Mar 2014 by in Telecom

Thanks to smarter devices and wider availability of connectivity, whether through WiFi services or 4G/LTE, we are communicating more than ever before especially through mobile phones  We send ten billion messages per day on Facebook, and recently acquired popular messaging platform WhatsApp processed 27 billion messages in a period of 24 hours last year. However, […]

If money is going to the cloud, and connectivity is everywhere, why do we need NFC? – Question from Tim Green, Mobile Money Revolution

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Posted on 25th Feb 2014 by in Telecom

Continuing our Mobile World Congress influencer Q&A series, Tim Green from Mobile Money Revolution has asked why we need NFC when our money is going to the cloud and connectivity is everywhere. He believes that we could use email or apps instead. Do we think some new form of OTA mobile payment is the future? […]

Mobile World Congress – starting earlier each year

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Posted on 24th Feb 2014 by in Telecom

Last year we noticed that Mobile World Congress announcements were being made before the official start of the conference. And it appears that it’s no different this year either. Let’s start with Facebook’s acquisition of popular mass messenger Whatsapp for $19bn. Despite all the hype around the price paid for the app, it’s notable that […]

The office of the past, present and future – part V

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Posted on 10th Dec 2013 by in Corporate

Office space: Less is more – or is it? Look at the desks. Go on, look more closely. What is the one major difference between the desk of yesteryear and the more modern one? There you go: it’s the minimalism of the modern one, featuring fewer devices, less paper and less clutter. Thanks to greater […]

The office of the past, present and future – part IV

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Posted on 4th Dec 2013 by in Corporate

Today’s technology doesn’t only help us do our day jobs faster and more knowledgably, it also speeds up the admin tasks that keep every good office operating well. Many workers can now do the majority of admin tasks themselves, eliminating the need for hoards of assistants and secretaries who were previously required to do everything […]

How secure is NFC?

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Posted on 2nd Dec 2013 by in Telecom

I’m occasionally asked: ‘Aren’t NFC payments vulnerable to hacking?” and “What if your NFC phone or card is stolen? Can’t someone just run off spending your money?” My answers are simple. Firstly, anything is vulnerable to hacking if it isn’t secured properly (even smart toilets); just make sure your NFC payment method is secured by […]

From citizen to customer with eGovernment

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Posted on 23rd Oct 2013 by in Corporate

A study from Booz and Company a few years ago claimed that electronic government capabilities are a crucial part of a nation’s technological development and that although countries in the Middle East region had started to implement e-government, there was still some way to go. Several years on we can see many of these electronic […]

NFC’s progress in the Middle East

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Posted on 21st Oct 2013 by in Corporate

Although NFC has not yet reached critical mass in the Middle East. Is has an active userbase which is continuing to grow. Over the last few years, we have seen a gradual shift towards the adoption of contactless technologies and there is growing evidence that the contactless tap and go mentality is rapidly developing in […]

Explore your future digital and mobile lifestyle with Gemalto at GITEX to win iPad minis

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Posted on 7th Oct 2013 by in M2m

Gemalto is back at GITEX with a whole new set of digital security innovations designed to bring trust and convenience to the digital world. From electronic ID cards, NFC mobile wallets to contactless transit tickets, we will be demo-ing the power of software platforms and hosted services that will shape the way your digital lifestyle […]