Market Intelligence has only been popularized for around a decade, but it includes good practices that have always been part of the corporate culture of large organizations. Market Intelligence consists in paying attention to any opportunity to gather information about the company’s environment, to protect one’s information and, at the same time, to resist intrusion or destabilization attempts by opponents.
Wikileaks has just released a new series of documents called “Year Zero” that demonstrate a new extent of spying techniques. According to these documents, the CIA has deployed a variety of technologies to spy on individuals.
Now that the Mobile World Congress is over, it is time to look back and identify this year megatrends: besides IoT, mobile payments have never been so ubiquitous. The concept of mobile payment is undoubtedly finally going mainstream with not only Visa and MasterCard, but also financial institutions such as Citi or ABN Amro exhibiting among mobile technology companies.
The MWC makes all of us to overwhelmed by acronyms. Every year, there are new acronyms, which seem to be known and understood only by few people among the congress participants.
Everyone who has any interest in the telecoms industry is now heading to Barcelona for the GSMA yearly get together. The constant is that we will have too much wine and tapas, along with jamon y queso…. The change is in the content of the exhibition itself: the advent of the Internet of Things has transformed the Mobile World Congress into an International Auto Show.
Deloitte just published its yearly TMT – Technology, Media and Telecommunications - predictions. The most striking thing is that most of the topics covered in these predictions directly relate to the Secure Transactions industry and to what we write about on a regular basis.
By now, everyone has heard about the executive order signed by US president Donald Trump on January 27, prohibiting citizens from Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya and Yemen from entering the United States.
Henrik Christensen, from University of California San Diego’s Contextual Robotics Institute recently published a statement saying that children born today will never have the opportunity to drive a car, thanks to the emergence of autonomous vehicles.
In contrast, the chapter about IoT security gives way to catastrophism! Authors of the report seem driven by fear and lack of understanding of the real issues and their solutions. They even write “security makes the operation of certain connected devices difficult.
Smart Insights Weekly has been in existence for more than ten years now. The industry has undergone a complete transformation at the same time. Of course, we have been evolving over the period and we cover all the core issues in the industry and publish information relating to all the main trends in the industry.