Failure to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is getting more costly by the minute. Since the introduction of GDPR in 2018, an estimated €114 million in fines have been doled out. Google, British Airways, and Marriott International are just a few major brands that have been penalized for not adequately protecting, storing, or transmitting customer data in accordance with GDPR.
Financial technology (fintech) companies have gone from novelty to necessity in just a matter of years. Digital banking products, services, and usage exploded over the past decade, making customer’s lives easier and more convenient. But none of this happens without one key part of the fintech backbone: Cloud Technology.
Over time, homes have evolved with changes in lifestyle and technology, as devices like the refrigerator, microwave, and television have become ubiquitous. Today the connected home is powered by software, WiFi networks, and voice-activated assistants. But what does the future hold, and what will our homes look like in the year 2025 and beyond?
Ever wondered how to best prepare fried spider? Have you ever heard of the art of Japanese candy sculpture? Or how the underground casinos of New York City operate? While these might seem interesting, if somewhat obscure topics, they’re just a few examples of the unique inflight entertainment (IFE) content airlines are offering in efforts to hit passenger experience out of the park.
People's lives are increasingly being simplified by a convenient box that just appears on their doorstep every month. That convenience is underscored by the fact that digital subscription services like Blue Apron, Dollar Shave Club, and Birchbox continue to grow at a rapid pace — 890 percent over the past five years.
If you're not familiar with the comic book heroes Superman and Superwoman, one of their coolest powers is their ability to see through objects. In the not-too-distant future, location-based augmented reality (AR) apps built on Foursquare's Pilgrim SDK could give consumers similar capabilities.
On-demand technology is transforming air travel. In general, the convenience, choice, and ease of payment that mobile apps offer is unlike anything we've ever experienced before, and people are loving it. With just a few taps, we can have food delivered to our door, schedule a ride to the airport, and even hire a plumber to fix a leaky faucet—all within the span of five minutes!
Winning customers takes time, energy and financial resources — and the reality is you're going to lose some of them over time. The best thing you can do to reduce turnover is to take a systematic, data-driven approach to spot the customers who have the most long-term value to your business, and focus on what you can and should be doing to keep them.
Sharing personal data with companies in exchange for access and convenience is something many people take for granted. From video services providing personalized entertainment options based on past behaviors to social enabling people to stay connected while serving up targeted advertising, user data has become commoditized.
To date, airlines have yet to definitively pin any major IT-related incident on a malicious cyber attack — but that doesn’t mean the aviation industry is taking the threat of hackers lightly.
The global marketplace is in the early stages of one of the biggest technological transformations in history, with artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and automation becoming intertwined with virtually every aspect of life. But these advances require massive data capture, management, analysis and transmission capabilities — and the fifth generation of wireless technology (5G) now rolling out will be critical to making it possible to manage and process the data when and where it’s ...
When you think of the ideal environment to build a green, environmentally sustainable city, you might not expect to place it in the middle of the desert. But that’s exactly what Karim El-Jisr, chief innovation officer at the Sustainable City Institute, is doing by creating an oasis right in the heart of Dubai.
For fintech startups and companies that process payments, nothing is more sacred and valuable than private cardholder data. But protecting that data from hackers, cyber attackers, and malicious actors is getting harder than ever. In fact, nearly three-quarters of all hackers say that they’re constantly testing new systems and technologies, and are convinced they can compromise any target in less than 12 hours.
From the rise of streaming services to the success of social media video solutions, entertainment apps continue to gain popularity among audiences. However, it's no longer enough to just design a cool app. It must have compelling features and rich functionality that motivates its users to stay engaged.
“We didn’t really have a ton of experience in payments compliance, since this was the first time we were entering this space. But the RSI Security team was always patient with us, explaining what we needed. It really felt like they were along with us at every step to make sure we were successful.”