Posts Tagged ‘technology’

The Internet of Things is here and already improving lives

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Posted on 2nd May 2013 by in M2m

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 […]

CES 2013: Electric dreams or neon nightmare? Will what happens in Vegas take off around the world?

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Posted on 16th Jan 2013 by in Enterprise

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show has been a frenzy of cutting-edge innovation and novelty genius. But which kit, if any, will take off in 2013? Last year I blogged from CES 2012 about the importance of security keeping up with innovation. I referred to Intel’s Identity Protection Technology (IPT) and Anti-Theft (AT) technology as part […]

The importance of listening – but not too much

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Posted on 30th Nov 2012 by in Corporate

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 […]

The Gemalto Contactless Challenge has begun!

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Posted on 19th Nov 2012 by in Telecom

Today marks the first day of the Gemalto Contactless Challenge. Ewan MacLeod and Jon Choo, two of the most respected mobile technology bloggers in the industry today, are already making their way around London this week to complete a series of challenges. What will we learn about NFC infrastructure in the 2012 Olympic city? This […]

Mobile payments – coming soon everywhere?

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Posted on 8th Nov 2012 by in Telecom

How do you purchase items? With cash? By card? Online? With your cell phone? The truth is, it’s a complex world out there. Where we once bartered over goats or clung to bags of gold coins, now there are many more options available to us to make payments. Barclaycard created a fun mockumentary on the […]

Security vs Convenience: What are today’s CIOs prioritizing?

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Posted on 24th Jul 2012 by in Enterprise

In the latest of our posts looking at results of our recent CIO Research project we’re focusing the debate of security versus convenience. Many still consider the two to be mutually exclusive, but does this necessarily need to be the case? I blogged on this topic back in March, following a similar article by Per […]

M2M provides travelers with real-time updates

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Posted on 24th May 2012 by in M2m

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 […]

How eHealth cards can make sure we’re all A-OK

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Posted on 2nd May 2012 by in Corporate

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 […]

Future gazing à la Brazilian

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Posted on 5th Apr 2012 by in Corporate

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 […]

A Guide to Brazil’s Digital Future

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Posted on 26th Mar 2012 by in Corporate

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 […]