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By: Suresh Kumar - Director of Payment Technology & Product Management Apple has entered new territory with its first-ever credit card — and the tech giant’s not taking any risks. Before making it available to the masses in August, Apple rolled out the heavy titanium card to only a limited number of targeted users. And from a manufacturing Read more
By: Vikram Shanbhag – Vice President of Data Solutions Picture this moment – It’s around the Thanksgiving holiday, you have taken time off and decide to rummage through your old stuff stored away in the attic. You come across pictures, old diaries, post-it notes and other scraps of paper – some of them decades old, simply put aside Read more
By: Kevin Freiberger, Director of Identity Programs at Valid The New York State Education Department blocked facial recognition software testing in schools merely weeks before it was set to begin. This comes despite reassurances from the Lockport City School District that it would only enter the information of significant threats (like suspended or expelled students and sex offenders) Read more
By: Surinder Dhar - Director of Mobile Solutions, Business Development IoT and Digital Transformation are two initiatives taking the world by storm and are rapidly taking us towards a more digital future. While we have been heading in this direction since the late 1990s, when they were termed M2M and Computerization respectively, we have now passed the inflation Read more
By: Surinder Dhar, Director of Mobile Solutions - Business Development The impressive gains in global food production during so-called "Green Revolution” have subsided over the time and are too small to keep pace with population growth. The world population will reach 9.6 billion by 2050. The challenges of extreme weather conditions, rising climate change, and environmental impact resulting Read more
By Jairo Lima - Commercial Supervisor & Alexandre Okamoto – Digital Manager It’s now the law. Brazilian Decree no. 9,235 and Ordinance 315 require post-secondary institutions to implement a “design for a digital academic archive, using a method that ensures the integrity and authenticity of all information contained in the original documents.” This is a resolution that impacts the Read more
The Top Trends Driving and Derailing Experiential Retail BY MARTIN KURPIEL July 8, 2019 “How do I keep people coming in the door when my customer’s next purchase can be done anytime, anywhere?” This is the question that’s been on nearly every brick-and-mortar retailer’s mind for years. The emergence of experiential retail has been a saving grace keeping Read more
Is The Public Sector Ready For Mobile IDs? BY KEVIN FREIBURGER June 27, 2019 Mobile identification is no longer just a digital replica of a traditional drivers’ license or state ID. Today, digital identity management has evolved to take full advantage of security features offered by smart mobile devices. But is the public sector ready to accommodate? Traditional Read more
Banning Facial Recognition Tech Moves Safety Backwards (Contributed) Kevin Freiburger June 26, 2019 Facial recognition technology wasn’t always feasible for the public sector. The accuracy of the face-matching software algorithms was not reliable, some contained biases and the systems themselves required significant IT overhead to operate. However, that tide has shifted. Today’s facial recognition technology is much faster, Read more
What the Equifax and FICO Partnership Means for the Future of Finance by Martin Kurpiel, Senior Vice President of Technology Solutions & IT June 12, 2019 Credit giants Equifax and FICO have joined forces in a move that has both companies getting into the alternative data market. The two companies announced in late March they would be pooling their collective Read more