Posts Tagged ‘Mobile’

EMV in the USA: Gartner cuts through the Hype

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Posted on 14th Oct 2014 by in Financial Services

In our last blog, we looked at the recently-released Hype Cycle Research Report from Gartner and the outlook for NFC technology. Next we will turn to another important technology that was included in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Payment Innovation: EMV, and the U.S. migration. EMV has been gaining a lot of attention from payments experts […]

NFC: Beyond the Hype

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Posted on 7th Oct 2014 by in Financial Services

The tech industry has been talking about NFC technology for a long time, and experts have repeatedly posed the same questions: “Are the uses and benefits of this technology realistic, or is it just hype?” And, “When will it become a productive part of the industry?” Gartner’s 2014 Hype Cycles separate the hype from the […]

Three issues mobile network operators must face to reverse the slide of SMS revenue

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Posted on 6th Oct 2014 by in Mobile

As OTT messaging services like Whatsapp and iMessage continue to hit peer-to-peer SMS revenues, we suggest three ways “A2P” – Application to Person – messaging can reverse the trend.

Three top priorities to help banks build loyalty as customers take them up on switch guarantee

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Posted on 16th Sep 2014 by in Financial Services

With current account ‘switch’ rates up nearly 20% in the UK, what must banks do to build loyalty?

Five things we can learn about the future of contactless payments from the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch

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Posted on 11th Sep 2014 by in Mobile

Mainstreaming the technology and embedded security are two key ways Apple’s move into NFC is helping the industry

SMS innovation and dynamic mobile content drives mHealth initiatives in Africa

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Posted on 16th Jul 2014 by in Mobile

It’s unsurprising that the latest mobile health services, based on smartphones and the latest M2M technology, are making waves in the USA and Europe, changing the lives of people through remote health monitoring, digital pill reminders, and so on… but who would have thought that “mHealth” would reach Africa so quickly?! How? Instead of M2M […]

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 […]

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for User Authentication

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Posted on 1st May 2014 by in Enterprise Security

Authentication is one of the most prominent issues facing the digital world right now. You only have to glance around the Infosecurity conference this year to witness how often the term is displayed and how intensely it’s discussed. With security fiascos such as Heartbleed still fresh in all of our minds, there’s arguably never been […]

Top 10 tips to achieving network security

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Posted on 28th Apr 2014 by in Enterprise Security

This week sees the start of Infosecurity, one of the world’s biggest security conferences held in London. Is it coincidence that we recently saw the effects of a major security breach, making headlines all over mainstream news sites? Unfortunately, the truth is that security breaches don’t just happen in tandem with security conferences, but are […]

Bandwidth problems slowing you down? Try a continuous data connection

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Posted on 25th Apr 2014 by in Mobile

Most of us have been in a position where we rely on a mobile internet connection to perform our daily tasks, like accessing maps on the way to a meeting, or checking information updated in real-time, be that via text updates or rich image/video sharing. One thing we know for certain is that the insatiable […]