Category: Germany

What connects M2M with McDonalds?

What springs to mind when you think of McDonalds? Happy meals? Brightly colored fast-food chains? Sponsorship of the 2012 Olympics? Vegetarian-only restaurants in India? How about Machine-2-Machinecommunication? Surprised? McDonalds has pioneered a key business concept – extended enterprise – which is going to be the cornerstone of future M2M Communications. What is an extended enterprise? […]

IoT

Look how mobile is driving commerce – globally

There have been quite a few stories recently highlighting the importance that mobile plays in commerce nowadays. Whether research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research showing that sales through the mobile channel on the UK’s high streets now account for every £1 in £10 spent, the news that Oktoberfest drinkers in Munich will […]

Is virtualization a security risk? The CIO verdict

As part of our recent look at CIOs’ views on all things security, we asked the world’s IT leaders for their views on virtualization. As one of the most successful technologies of recent years, virtualization was simply too big a subject to ignore. It is commonly accepted that virtualization brings with it some element of […]

EMV can eliminate fraud, not just shift it

You always see us say on this blog that EMV chip technology is more secure than magnetic stripe, and prevents payment fraud and use of counterfeit cards.  Well we don’t just say it – the stats confirm it.  Since the UK has implemented EMV, fraud has dropped steadily every year, and many other countries have […]