Posts Tagged ‘SIM’

Money 20/20 – Key takeaways from Monday’s payment security talks

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Posted on 4th Nov 2014 by in Financial Services

Money20/20 kicked off yesterday with a perpetual buzz surrounding payments security.  This tweet from Dave Birch perfectly sums up what we’ve been hearing in the overflowing conference halls: It’s no wonder that authentication and privacy are hot topics.  Consumers are demanding to know their account data is safe and transactions are secure as the number […]

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 […]

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 […]

Getting to BYOD

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Posted on 13th Mar 2014 by in Corporate

Recent data suggests that 70 percent of companies in the United States will utilize BYOD this year. Indeed, BYOD is cost-effective, convenient and often heightens productivity, making it an advantageous choice for a wide spectrum of businesses. Historically, though, allowing employees to access data with their personal devices has not been without a unique set […]

Mobile payments in the UK – contactless progress

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Posted on 5th Mar 2014 by in Mobile

Regular followers of our blog will know we are interested in contactless payments around the world, but also in the UK in particular. We ran our first Contactless Challenge in London following the 2012 Olympics, pitting two influential bloggers against each other. This was swiftly followed by a similar challenge in the US. Now, however, […]

The rise of mobile banking

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Posted on 12th Feb 2014 by in Corporate

Mobile banking is now well on the way to becoming a regularly used and understood application around the world. And in spite of naysayers who defend traditional branches and talk down their decline at the hands of electronic banking channels, the demand for safe, secure and convenient mobile banking mixed with the capability of modern […]

How to make Mobile World Congress 2014 a success

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Posted on 27th Jan 2014 by in M2M

The countdown has commenced – it is but one month until Mobile World Congress 2014 starts and thousands of tech hotshots descend on Barcelona again. Everyone hopes for a successful event – however they may define success – but do you plan on being someone who is exhausted by the end of it, or one […]

Personal Cloud: Tips to improve service performance

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Posted on 20th Dec 2013 by in Mobile

Contents- Preparing and improving the footprint of a mobile service- Increasing user awareness and focusing on user experience- Implementing actions to drive usage- Leveraging user behaviour to improve performance- Think about a common technology, device or equipment feature that reaches a maximum amount of end users and won’t evolve too quickly- Identify the size that […]

How secure is NFC?

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Posted on 2nd Dec 2013 by in Mobile

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 […]

SIM wars – what does the future form factor hold?

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Posted on 19th Nov 2013 by in Mobile

Everybody knows there is an ongoing battle of the devices. While various incarnations of the smartphone have existed for years, it can be argued that once Apple launched the first iPhone, it ignited the current market we see, with other handset manufacturers beginning to compete and develop their own versions. Now, fan groups abound for […]