The transformative impact of technology on retail
Oct07

The transformative impact of technology on retail

The retail sector is no stranger to change and transformation. In the early days, the average consumer was shopping from ‘mom and pop’ stores in communities. As retail evolved, first to arrive were the department stores in the bigger cities. Then came the mega shopping centres in suburbs, where everything can be found under one roof, causing smaller local stores to bow out to the success of giant, one-stop shops. But the impact of...

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Will mobile biometric authentication replace today’s passwords?
Apr24

Will mobile biometric authentication replace today’s passwords?

We use passwords constantly, to login to dozens of systems and services every single day. And as the number of systems and services we subscribe to grows, the more we have to remember. According to a study from Cyber Streetwise, an average person in the UK has 19 passwords to recall on a regular basis, from desktop and network logins, to email, social networks, e-commerce and banking. And as the number of online services increases, so...

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Global Growth of mCommerce
Mar06

INFOGRAPHIC: The Global Growth of mCommerce

The growth in mCommerce is outstripping eCommerce across the world. Find out more about the rise in mCommerce services in our latest infographic.

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Is HCE ready to transform the point-of-sale?
Feb24

Is HCE ready to transform the point-of-sale?

The payments world is filled with enough acronyms to form a kind of alphabet soup – ACH, NFC, HCE. Each one of these payments levers can be the subject of books on their own, so today we’ll focus on one, arguably one of the most exciting innovations in payments – Host-based Card Emulation (HCE). Card systems: an overview Credit cards can act as an intermediary between banks and consumers, allowing them to make real-time purchases in...

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Mobile app performance – key metrics for success
Jan08

Mobile app performance – key metrics for success

“We have one million downloads.” “We were featured in the App Store!” “Our average session length is over one minute.” Launching and growing a mobile application is one of the most exciting, stressful, and all-consuming experiences a company can experience. For some, mobile is an extension of a company to a new platform – like a bricks-and-mortar retailer expanding to web, and apps. For others, it is the sole channel of interaction....

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