Posts Tagged ‘convenience’

Why we can’t just rely on central databases for authentication

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Posted on 21st Jul 2014 by in Enterprise

We now live in an age where reliable and fast information is of paramount importance in our daily lives. Whether banking, communicating, negotiating, or doing any form of business, information on-demand is crucial. Unfortunately, as we’ve become more dependent on access to on-demand banking, contact details, messaging etc., we’ve at times allowed vulnerabilities into our […]

Can anyone make security cool?

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Posted on 28th May 2014 by in Corporate

I made my first Internet purchase in 1993, a T-shirt for the nascent music-sharing site IUMA (Internet Underground Music Archive). The founders of IUMA, all from the University of California, Santa Cruz, had thought a lot about their venture, and understood many things about the Internet, the law and risk. First of all, IUMA didn’t […]

NFC in the prepaid market: how Financial Institutions and MNOs benefit from active collaboration

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Posted on 22nd May 2014 by in Telecom

The prepaid cards market is one of the fastest growing non-cash payments market with most of the growth and adoption coming from the US. Within this context, American Express’ Serve, a subsidiary of American Express, specializing in prepaid services, allows customers to enroll their service through Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). Together with two other major […]

What is digital security?

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Posted on 19th May 2014 by in Enterprise

A question that many an individual, firm or hacker grapples with. Given the rapid transformation of the digital landscape, it’s only natural that security has evolved at a similar speed, requiring us all to stay abreast of the latest developments and to ensure we have digital security. We believe that digital security is really all […]

How valuable is your boss?

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Posted on 25th Apr 2014 by in Enterprise

Anyone who works in a corporate environment knows that the CEO is often considered one of the most valuable assets within an organization, with access to contacts, sensitive and confidential information and knowledge of the wider industry. Many high-flying executives who travel a lot have chauffeur-driven cars or are given charter flights to minimize the […]

Facebook offers mobile payments – ‘Like’

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Posted on 22nd Apr 2014 by in Corporate

You can’t not step outside and see how mobile usage is affecting mainstream and consumer behavior – from toddlers playing with iPads to people walking into lampposts as they fail to look up from their device when out and about. Given the tremendous increase in mobile usage in recent years, it’s hardly surprising that expectations […]

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 […]