Posts Tagged ‘technology’

What is Digital Security? – IT Security Assessment is about prevention rather than cure

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Posted on 5th Aug 2014 by in Enterprise

The digital world is swarming with security perils. April’s Heartbleed Bug was just the latest in a long line of threats looming over individuals and businesses, and according to PwC’s Global Economic Crime Survey 2014, one in four surveyed businesses had experienced cybercrime, with 11 per cent of them hit with financial losses of more than […]

It’s the 25th anniversary of the web – are you more productive now than in the past?

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Posted on 12th Mar 2014 by in Corporate

As today marks the 25th anniversary of the web and with the world’s information at our fingertips and more processing power than Apollo 11 in our pockets, one would imagine that humans are now more productive in their daily activities than ever before. Now that we no longer need to retrieve files, research precedents and […]

Mobile payments in the UK – contactless progress

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Posted on 5th Mar 2014 by in Telecom

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 office of the past, present and future – Part IX – Blurring the boundaries

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Posted on 11th Feb 2014 by in Corporate

As we leave 2013 behind us and firmly embrace 2014, many of us are making New Year’s resolutions that we may or may not keep. How many of you have resolved to get fitter, go jogging or kick a ball about in the yard more frequently? How many of you have told yourselves you’ll learn […]

The office of the past, present and future – Part VII

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Posted on 27th Dec 2013 by in Corporate

The desk has a very particular place in the psyche of the workplace. For decades, used as status symbols for those in positions of power: giant mahogany monoliths aimed at projecting a position of importance upon whoever sat before them. However, this mindset may be shifting. As increased mobility becomes a vital part of the […]

Clicking with the BBC – NFC in Singapore

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Posted on 4th Nov 2013 by in Corporate

We’ve blogged a lot about NFC technology – from our Contactless Challenges in London, Austin and Salt Lake City to contactless payments at the Olympics and NFC-enabled transport and ticketing. Now, however, we’re delighted to demonstrate the use of NFC technology (and manufacturing) in Singapore, as reported on by BBC Click, the BBC’s flagship technology […]

A look back at GITEX

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Posted on 30th Oct 2013 by in M2m

The 2013 Gulf Information Technology Exhibition is all wrapped up for another year. The exhibition was a success on many levels and once again brought forward the world’s leading technology to be on display at the Dubai World Trade Center. The 33rd edition of GITEX, which ran under the theme “let’s Create, Disrupt and Re-imagine […]

Smart ID cards for smart South African citizens

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Posted on 30th Jul 2013 by in Corporate

As the former President of South Africa recovers in hospital, having fought for and overseen the breakdown of apartheid in his country, it’s somehow fitting that Mr Mandela was among the first to receive the country’s new identification (ID) smart cards recently. Coinciding with International Nelson Mandela Day, other notable recipients of the smart technology […]

CTIA E-Tech Awards 2013: With M2M, Smaller and Smarter is Better

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Posted on 17th May 2013 by in M2m

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 […]

Demand for contactless technologies surges in Dubai

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Posted on 13th May 2013 by in Telecom

We have previously blogged about Dubai as a hub for innovative technologies, especially around GITEX, the Middle East’s ICT conference. We also know that customer loyalty is a focus, with Dubai playing host to a conference on Maximizing Customer Loyalty & Profitability in the Middle East. We know there is business-level interest in emerging and […]