Category: France

A history of the SIM card

The SIM card is a small and mighty device that has changed the face of communication since it was created in 1991. To echo the comparison Nick Keatley makes on the Wireless Banana blog, it’s a chip that has seen several iterations over the years, reducing in size from a credit card to a postage […]

World Smart Week 2013

This week, September 24th-27th, is World Smart Week 2013. Three business conferences (NFC World Congress, World e-ID congress, and M2M Innovation World Congress) and one technical conference (the Chip-to-Cloud Security Forum) will run throughout the week and will be home (in Nice Côte d’Azur) to 1700 participants, 50 exhibitors and 250+ speakers. And, like last […]

IoT

An ode to consumer privacy

Do you use your mobile phone purely for calling? If so, you’re missing out! The new mobile era has brought us many possibilities, given us more flexibility and shaped our daily habits with the noble mission of making our life easier. However, everything comes at a price. While mobile devices nowadays are enabled to allow […]

QR codes and brand recognition via mobile

Question from Ric Ferraro, Mobverge: QR codes have been used to a fairly wide extent by advertisers to try and bridge the gap between the virtual world and the physical world – providing consumers a way to benefit from special offers for example. Given the generally low uptake by consumers of QR codes, when do […]

The Death of the Rolodex: could NFC put business cards…

Last week saw the launch of MOO.com’s Android app, which allows users to program custom URLs or vCards onto their NFC-enabled business cards. Together with our own POPwings offering, (which uses your phone to create and share personalized NFC business cards, including contact details, social media profiles and photos) this shows that the market for […]

French CIOs’ ability to economize will serve them well

In the final installment of our series of examining CIOs’ attitudes towards security, we turn our attention to France. Perhaps the most striking aspect of France’s attitudes towards IT security is the power wielded by CIOs themselves. 70% of French respondents said that the CIO took responsibility for IT security within their organization – higher […]