Posted on 17th May 2013 by Manfred Kube
The inspiration of many a sci-fi film and also a recent blog post comes from the burning question: will machines replace humans? While the answer is uncertain to what degree, they’re already beginning to enter the job market. Machines are doing jobs once done by humans, mainly because machines are getting smarter. M2M technology brings [...]
Posted on 2nd May 2013 by Paul Kobos
Machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and the Internet of Things are often talked about as a vision for the future. Imagine a future where billions of devices and machines of all kinds will communicate with each other, automate tasks, enrich our lives, and create big-time business benefits. The Internet of Things is actually more of a reality [...]
Posted on 30th Nov 2012 by Paul Beverly
We currently live in a world that never switches off. Conversations are happening in person, over communications networks and online at all times. We have multiple distractions: distractions such as cell phones, computers, iPods and 24/7 television. We are constantly talking. Even when listening we are continually chattering in our brain, formulating an answer, or [...]
Posted on 24th May 2012 by Axel Hansmann
M2M technologies are helping making our lives more secure and more convenient, whether helping control our energy usage, providing us with access to in-car apps, or looking after our medical treatments. In fact, there are so many potential uses for exciting M2M technologies that it’s easy to feel lost in a wave of innovation. One [...]
Posted on 2nd May 2012 by Eric Billiaert
eHealth is a topic I expect we’ll be hearing more and more about over the next few years, particularly with the World Health Organization predicting that over 2 billion of the world’s population will be over 60 by 2050. An ageing population means greater demands placed on our health services and it’s up to all [...]
Posted on 5th Apr 2012 by Ernesto Haikewitsch
So, over the course of our series of posts on Digital Brazil so far we have seen the digital potential of this rapidly-expanding nation. From its fast-growing economy, the shift of more than 30 million citizens into the ‘middle-class’ income bracket and the increasing digital literacy among all Brazilians, from working classes to the rich, Brazil’s [...]
Posted on 26th Mar 2012 by Ernesto Haikewitsch
Earlier this year, Brazil officially overtook the UK as the world’s sixth-largest economy, with its GDP boasting an estimated annual growth rate of 7.5%. Slowly but surely, a country that for many years was well-known for the poor living conditions of millions of its citizens, is showing signs of becoming an economic superpower. In the [...]
Posted on 19th Mar 2012 by Paul Beverly
The rapid change in the way people interact with brands is exciting. It gives the customer complete choice in how they engage with brands. However, as more personal data is shared companies must also protect customers from the increased risk of identity theft, which struck high profile brands with a vengeance in 2011.
Posted on 16th Aug 2011 by Jack Jania
You might recall my blog last month, “When in Rome, Have Your Card Declined,” when I lamented about the United States not following the rest of the world with EMV payment technology. Well, it looks like that is about to change. Last week, Visa announced plans to accelerate the migration to EMV chip technology and the adoption of mobile payments.
Posted on 21st Jul 2011 by Jack Jania
For years, analysts and banking experts have been predicting that countries that move to EMV would likely see a decrease in card fraud; as a result, card fraud would migrate to areas that still maintain mag stripe technology.