04 July 2013
A new survey suggests business leaders believe the Internet of Everything (IoE) will result in improved job markets, wages and information security. According to the IoE Value Index study released by Cisco, the Internet of Everything — the practice of bringing together people, process, data, and physical things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable — will enable global private-sector business profits to reach at least $613 billion in 2013. The study of 7,500...
02 July 2013
According to the results of a survey conducted by ChannelAdvisor, many European retailers who are planning to expand internationally within the next two years still view the EU as offering the best e-commerce opportunities. The research, carried out at the Catalyst Europe 2013 e-commerce event, which took place on 3rd and 4th June in London, found that 17% of European retailers are planning to expand their operations into Asia within the next two years while 21% expect to expand into the...
27 June 2013
Just over 950mn mobile phone users worldwide are expected to use their handsets for mobile ticketing by 2018, up from 458mn this year, according to a new report from Juniper Research. . Growth is expected to be driven primarily within key transport verticals, although latterly significant uptake is anticipated across sectors such as live entertainment events and cinema ticketing. Air, Metro Ticketing Fuel Growth The report - Mobile Ticketing Strategies: Air, Rail, Metro, Sports &...
26 June 2013
A total of 168m NFC controller ICs and 144m NFC secure element chips were shipped in 2012, according to ABI Research , and NXP topped the chip supplier list for both. For NFC controller chips, NXP had a 74.4% market share, followed by Inside Secure (8.9%), Broadcom (5.4%), Sony (4.5%), and Renesas (3.0%). For secure elements, NXP had a 56.9% market share, followed by Infineon (18.8%), STMicroelectronics (18.1%), Renesas (4.5%), and Samsung (2.1%). The secure element figures...
20 June 2013
Ukraine ranked 17th on the list of countries with the highest percentage of computer attacks, according to a study conducted by Kaspersky Lab, one of the top makers of security software, Bloomberg has reported. "Ukraine ranked 17th on Kaspersky's list of countries with the highest percentage of computer attacks. The security company found that 47 percent of its users there [in Ukraine] faced online assaults," reads the statement. About 34 percent of Ukraine's population, or an estimated...
18 June 2013
Between 2012 and 2017 the installed base of NFC-enabled handsets will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 65% to reach 2.1bn units, according to new research from Berg Insight. "The penetration rate for NFC across all handset segments will similarly increase to approximately 32% by 2017." NFC mobile wallet services have now been commercially deployed in 13 countries, up from six at the end of 2011, according to a new study by Berg Insight . Most are still available to only a very...
14 June 2013
A new report published by the EC’s Digital Agenda suggests that, while many citizens remain unsatisfied with online public services more and more of them are going online to use e-government services such as looking for a job, filing a tax return, registering a birth or applying for a passport. The eGovernment Benchmark 2012 report shows that, while 46 per cent of EU citizens say they already go online to use e-government services, many also feel dissatisfied e-government...
13 June 2013
According to a recent survey by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), cash continues to decline in popularity in the UK as more and more shoppers elect to use debit cards and newer payment methods such as PayPal. The Cost of Payment Collection Survey also found that credit and charge card use declined by 3.4 per cent in 2012 while debit cards were up 3.2 per cent. The survey found that, in terms of monetary value, British consumers spent nearly 10 per cent less cash in 2012 both in terms of...
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