21 January 2017

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John SafaPushfor Ltd - London

Email isn’t fit for purpose for sending confidential information

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Banks are struggling with email. It’s no longer an immediate form of communication, for most of us it’s a massive headache, and most importantly it’s risky. It’s too easy to send something from the wrong email address, or to the wrong person. Content can be leaked, or end up in the public domain. (Just ask Hilary Clinton, Michael Gove, or the Krem...

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Ketharaman SwaminathanGTM360 Marketing Solutions - Pune

Five Reasons Why PayTM Is Miles Ahead Of Its Rivals

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With over 100 million users a year ago, PayTM was already ahead of its digital payment competitors before the Nov. 2016 demonetization of high value currency notes in India. On the back of the push for #CashlessIndia consequent to #CurrencySwitch, the Alibaba-backed mobile wallet has increased its lead over its other mobile wallets (e.g. MobiKwik,...

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Rupert Bull
Rupert BullFinceler8 - London

Why professionalising entrepreneurship and sales focus are key for startup success

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I read a fascinating blog this morning by Slava Akhmechet, a founder of RethinkDB on why they failed (see here: http://www.defstartup.org/2017/01/18/why-rethinkdb-failed.html). There are two critical ...

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Richard Broadbent
Richard BroadbentWincor Nixdorf - Bracknell

From contactless to compliance: preparation is crucial for the next stage of the payments revolution

19 January 2017  |  2354 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It’s incredible how quickly new technologies change consumer habits. Looking back, the arrival of the ATM clearly meant consumers could get access to cash 24/7 but what it really changed was their exp...

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerIndependent - Maarrssen

Blockchain: Securities market infrastructure players in the contra-attack

19 January 2017  |  5009 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Blockchain technology has long been viewed as a threat to CSDs and their role as intermediaries for securities transactions. Blockchain and distributed ledger technology may make the role of many inte...

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Robin Smith
Robin SmithActiance - Theale

How Contextual Archiving Makes GDPR Compliance Easier

19 January 2017  |  2824 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

GDPR might give people the right to be forgotten, but finding them, understanding the context of their conversations, and figuring out if they really can be deleted while still complying with other re...

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Michael Wilkins
Michael WilkinsFidessa - London

A Trump card for regulation?

19 January 2017  |  1794 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It's difficult to argue against any sensible form of regulation that ultimately makes the financial markets fairer and safer for all participants, but implementing and complying with all the new rules...

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Caspar Perik
Caspar PerikSeerene GmbH - Amsterdam

How software maps can drive software innovation and transformation

19 January 2017  |  2070 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Maps allow us to use both the visual and analytical sides of our brains simultaneously. Our brains are connected to instantly understand context and make use of what we see. Maps free up our minds to ...

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Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Fake News is Becoming Too Real

17 January 2017  |  2581 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Fake news is a problem that is taking the internet by storm, and it ran rampant during the 2016 Presidential Election. In fact, many believe that fake news stories had a strong impact on the outcome o...

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Steven Crowell
Steven CrowellCGI - Fairfax

Learning how to 'like' default management: Using social media to improve collections

17 January 2017  |  2107 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Social media channels offer rich opportunities to improve and even redefine the debt-related interactions between creditors and consumers. Like any new and disruptive technology, however, the differen...

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