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Will Coin, Plastc, or Apple Pay Replace Your Wallet?

Will Coin, Plastc, or Apple Pay Replace Your Wallet?

Paper or plastic? Which form of payment do we use the most? A Federal Reserve study reveals cash still accounts for 40% of all transactions, but credit cards surprisingly only command 17% of total transactions. Debit card payments makeup a quarter of total transactions, showing that even in 2014, cash is still king. The same…

Cloud: Enabling Virtualised Banking Environments

Cloud: Enabling Virtualised Banking Environments

Enabling Virtualised Banking At the outset it is important to understand where cloud will fit into the existing banking landscape and in order to do so, one must first recognize that the biggest development of recent times is the complete transformation and virtualisation of traditional banking services. Emphasis is on the digitisation of products and…

Wearable Tech – Coca Cola, McDonalds And Nike – Which Brands Are Desirable?

Wearable Tech – Coca Cola, McDonalds And Nike – Which Brands Are Desirable?

Wearable Tech – Which Brands Are Desirable? As the march of progress in the wearable tech industry continues to quicken, some brands are at the forefront of the sector while some continue to lag behind. As with any industry, some of the brands are also more desired than others, with consumers falling over themselves to…

Cloud Infographic – When Safety Comes First – Healthcare IT

Cloud Infographic – When Safety Comes First – Healthcare IT

When Safety Comes First “Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” – Hippocrates Thanks to the Internet of Things and Cloud Computing, modern healthcare professionals focus on abandoning their old ways of providing care to their patients. The whole sphere of healthcare worldwide has been awarded an…

The Power of the API: How Plugging Data Brings Extraordinary Services to the Public

The Power of the API: How Plugging Data Brings Extraordinary Services to the Public

Painting With APIs APIs or application programming interfaces of popular services are used by numerous startups to bring valuable services to the general public. API websites such as ProgrammableWeb is one of the more popular sites offering a variety of plugins and mashup examples. Companies such as Facebook, Foursquare and the Google’s API explorer share…

IBM Stumbles Amid Earnings Concerns

IBM Stumbles Amid Earnings Concerns

IBM Stumbles Amid Earnings Concerns Last week, IBM and SAP shook the cloud computing world with the announcement that they would be embarking on a massive strategic partnership. The partnership was designed “to offer a more holistic service to their clients,”. The shock waves from this announcement were so strong that other firms were reportedly…

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Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

BI (Business Intelligence) 101 Non-technical users are increasingly jumping at the opportunity to get real-time business insight from data without the help of the IT department, whether they’re a small business without an IT staff altogether, or a high-ranking executive unwilling to request a report that will take a week to be completed. What is…

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges Every December, security experts begin to release their predictions on what cybersecurity will look like in the coming year. “The concept behind predictions is based on a company’s ability to express its expertise in a field both on the business and on the technology end,” said Barry Shteiman, director of security strategy…

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Recruiting Industry Like most other established industries, the recruiting industry is being disrupted by new business models and cutting-edge technologies. From recruiting technology talent with a highly publicized hackathon, to handling graphic or even online versions or resumes, recruiting agencies are seeing new challenges and opportunities every day. Yet, the goal is still the…

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud Regulation When talking about cloud and regulation in financial services, it is important to approach it with a clear understanding of the typical policies that your national regulator will require you to adhere to. Let’s start with outsourcing policy. Cloud mode provides us with a way of outsourcing data centre environments, applications, and services…

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