Identity Theft Now Accounts for 64% of All Data Breaches Globally – Email a Big Concern

New research reveals 90% of enterprise IT professionals are concerned that employee reuse of personal credentials for work purposes could compromise security. However, with two thirds (68%) saying they would be comfortable allowing employees to use their social media credentials on company resources. Gemalto’s research suggests that personal applications (such as email) are the biggest…

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Smart City Citizens Sharing Personal Data Creates a New Revenue Opportunity

The rapid pace of technological and societal change has given government CIOs a new sense of urgency and a willingness to experiment with smart city and open data initiatives. By 2019, 50% of citizens in million-people cities will benefit from smart city programs by voluntarily sharing their personal data. Research firm, Gartner, predicts 20% of…

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Branded Mobile Payments Apps Will Enter the Stratosphere in 2017

Hundreds of new payments apps will flood the market by 2018. The flurry of apps is expected to confuse the consumer struggling to find a convenient mobile payment solution for purchases online, in-app, and in-store. Javelin Strategy indicates mobile proximity payments will reach $92 billion by 2019. As a result merchants and card issuers are…

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Convergence, Interconnection and Security-as-a-Service — IT Buzz Words for Next Year

The global IT transformation underway in overdrive will trigger significant changes for several industries in the coming year.  With an unmatched geographic footprint across 40 global markets, and with more than 8,000 customers and 188,400 cross-connects, Equinix has unique data-driven insights into the key drivers pushing enterprises to succeed in the digital economy. This unique vantage point is enabled through…

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Despite M-Banking Buzz Millennials Visit Brick&Mortar Branches Most Often

Consumers increasingly expect financial services on-demand and on their terms. While a majority of consumers prefer online or mobile banking, and those channels are far more frequently accessed for day-to-day interactions, a surprisingly high number of consumers still visit the branch. A new white paper from Fiserv details the results of “Expectations & Experiences: Channels…

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Nexonia and Tallie Do the Tango Forming #1 SaaS Expense Management Platform

Nexonia, a provider of web and mobile business financial management solutions, and Tallie, a provider of an accounting profession’s expense report solution, will merge, effective immediately. The combined company will form the largest and fastest growing independent time and expense management platform, giving customers feature-rich SaaS financial management software, best-in-class highly configurable integrations and industry-leading…

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Casando Picks Wirecard for Online Payment Processing/Risk Management

Wirecard is now responsible for payment processing and risk management for Casando, Holz-Richter’s online shop. This means that Wirecard integrates a wide range of payment solutions into the Europe-wide timber merchant’s online shop: global payment processing for all common local and international payment methods, card acceptance, alternative payment methods and a comprehensive risk management facility…

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UnionPay’s X-Border Marketing U Plan Adds China Everbright Bank

China Everbright Bank is now deploying U Plan, the cross-border marketing service platform launched by UnionPay International. From now on, customers may get exclusive U Plan coupons via the mobile app of CEB credit cards. Shopping at merchants outside mainland China, customers are able to enjoy the highest discount available by presenting the coupon and…

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PayPoint One EPoS Platform Selects Datalogic’s Heron Bar Code Scanner

PayPoint has chosen Datalogic’s Heron bar code scanner for its PayPoint One EPoS platform. The platform, launched at the end of September, was developed in conjunction with Datalogic Platinum Partner Box Technologies, to provide retailers with a simple and cost effective solution for processing transactions. Additionally, it offers a modern approach to accessing reports and…

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Closing the Loop of O2O Commerce with a New Cash Back Program

Empyr and Yelp have inked a deal to close the loop of online-to-offline (O2O) commerce with the launch of Yelp Cash Back. Empyr’s API allows websites and apps like Yelp to quickly and easily launch O2O cash back programs where consumers simply pay for products or services at participating businesses with any linked credit or…

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Machine Learning+Digital Identities to Eliminate Online Payment Fraud

As online fraud evolves at an ever-increasing pace, merchants need new ways to mitigate risk. Signifyd’s use of the ThreatMetrix Digital Identity Network in its Guaranteed Payments solution allows merchants to aggressively grow their business and accept more legitimate customers without risk. Through the partnership, Signifyd will leverage the ThreatMetrix Digital Identity Network to further…

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Machine Learning Database Security+Privileged Acct Activity Monitoring

The industry’s first agentless database activity monitoring (DAM) solution based on artificial intelligence has arrived. DB Networks is combining its DBN-6300 database monitoring and security technology with the CyberArk Privileged Account Security Solution to strengthen organizations’ overall security posture with a next-generation DAM solution. Now, DAM customers can achieve compliance monitoring and database security without…

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