The Growing Interest In FinTech – So What Is FinTech?

The Growing Interest In FinTech – So What Is FinTech?

What Is FinTech? FinTech, or financial technology, is a class of businesses that use software to provide financial services. The Wharton FinTech Club offers the following definition: Fin·Tech noun: an economic industry composed of companies that use technology to make financial systems more efficient. Generally startups, FinTech companies are typically established with the purpose of…

Contactless Mobile Wallets To Reach 200M By 2016

Contactless Mobile Wallets To Reach 200M By 2016

Contactless Mobile Wallets to Reach 200M by 2016 as Apple Pay Boosts Awareness Banks Rolling Out Own-Brand Services HAMPSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwired – September 07, 2015) – A new study from Juniper Research has found that the number of mobile wallets using contactless technology is expected to reach 200 million by the end of 2016, representing…

BlackBerry COO Marty Beard Discusses Good Technology Acquisition

BlackBerry COO Marty Beard Discusses Good Technology Acquisition

Good Technology Acquisition Today BlackBerry announced plans to acquire Good Technology. For some, this news may be a surprise. That’s why Inside BlackBerry sat down with BlackBerry COO Marty Beard and Good CEO Christy Wyatt to discuss how the two companies are coming together to deliver on a combined vision. IBB: There’s history here with…

Flying Into The Cloud – FAA Moves Into High Gear

Flying Into The Cloud – FAA Moves Into High Gear

Computer Sciences Corporation Inks Large Deal In a big move earlier this week, the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) inked a deal worth more than a hundred million dollars with Computer Sciences Corporation to provide cloud computing services. The deal generated quite a bit of news coverage earlier this week, but we want to take a…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – False Impression

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – False Impression

By Christian Mirra Please feel free to share our comics via social media networks such as Twitter. We fully support the sharing of our comics as long as there is clear attribution (Twitter example: via @cloudtweaks) to the original comic source.  If you are a company brand looking to utilize our comics to generate leads to a specific…

The Question Of Obedience Towards IT Security Practices

The Question Of Obedience Towards IT Security Practices

Enforcing Security Policies To comply with global industrial standards, businesses are often required to set up internal security policies. These policies aim to regulate and make transparent the use of digital equipment, networks, and devices for work and pleasure. On some level, the policies are in place to ensure that the organisation has access to…

The Five Imperatives For Digital Business

The Five Imperatives For Digital Business

VMworld 2015 – The Imperatives For Digital Business Pat Gelsinger’s Keynote CEO Pat Gelsinger’s keynote at VMworld 2015 focused on the future of computing and VMware’s vision of the future. Introductory themes covered the oft-heard topics of ubiquitous connectivity, the simplification of heterogeneous enterprise landscapes that VMware is working towards, and maintaining safe and secure systems…

Big Data Breaches And What’s Being Done To Mitigate The Problem

Big Data Breaches And What’s Being Done To Mitigate The Problem

Big Data Breaches And What’s Being Done It’s clearly evident that big data brings a vast amount of positive aspects to both businesses and consumers. However, it’s important to realize what huge data breaches can mean for both parties. Recent disasters such as the Sony Email data breach, Target’s customer information breach, Ashley Madison’s leaked…

Four Keys For Telecoms Competing In A Digital World

Four Keys For Telecoms Competing In A Digital World

Competing in a Digital World Telecoms, otherwise largely known as Communications Service Providers (CSPs), have traditionally made the lion’s share of their revenue from providing pipes and infrastructure. Now CSPs face increased competition, not so much from each other, but with digital service providers (DSPs) like Netflix, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple, all of whom…

Cloud-based GRC Intelligence Supports Better Business Performance

Cloud-based GRC Intelligence Supports Better Business Performance

Cloud-based GRC Intelligence All businesses need a strategy and processes for governance, risk and compliance (GRC). Many still view GRC activity as a burdensome ‘must-do,’ approaching it reactively and managing it with non-specialized tools. GRC is a necessary business endeavor but it can be elevated from a cost drain to a value-add activity. By integrating…

Multi-Cloud Integration Has Arrived

Multi-Cloud Integration Has Arrived

Multi-Cloud Integration Speed, flexibility, and innovation require multiple cloud services As businesses seek new paths to innovation, racing to market with new features and products, cloud services continue to grow in popularity. According to Gartner, 88% of total compute will be cloud-based by 2020, leaving just 12% on premise. Flexibility remains a key consideration, and…

Get Ready For Virtual Reality and the Cloud

Get Ready For Virtual Reality and the Cloud

Virtual Reality Cloud We’re lucky to live in an era where virtual reality is no longer relegated to the confines of a sci-fi movie universe. Thanks to technology introduced by products like Oculus Rift, consumers now have access to virtual environments with fully immersive graphic capabilities. As a result, companies have only just begun to…

The Security Gap: What Is Your Core Strength?

The Security Gap: What Is Your Core Strength?

The Security Gap You’re out of your mind if you think blocking access to file sharing services is filling a security gap. You’re out of your mind if you think making people jump through hoops like Citrix and VPNs to get at content is secure. You’re out of your mind if you think putting your…