Financial services, and banking in particular, is an industry that has been and continues to be impacted dramatically by the evolution of technology. From mobile deposits and money transfers through apps to smart ATMs, a number of conveniences have been created that continue to shape customer expectations and loyalty. In fact, Business Insider recently posted an interesting summary of how device preferences for performing banking activities is changing.
As cybersecurity presents an increasingly complex and concerning environment for personal, business and government safety, attention to the secure use of mobile devices is more important than ever for individuals around the world. In fact, recent news of cybercriminals and hackers having connections deeply rooted in the Russian government, as well as the thousands of unauthorized â€śapp storesâ€ť hosted in China, has underscored the growing number of threats in existence â€” and therefore a clear need to be proactive.
Throughout the past 20 years, our access to information has significantly changed. The evolution of the world wide web and immediacy with which we can connect to the internet has made it possible for us to get answers to our most pressing questions without hesitation. While that is changing lives from the classroom to the workplace, it is also changing the face of some industries rather dramatically. Take healthcare, for example, a vertical that is seeing some tremendous shifts in everything from research and treatment to doctor-patient relationships.
From data mining and machine learning to VR (virtual reality) and AI (artificial intelligence), the tech industry is no stranger to its fair share of buzzwords. One that has dominated headlines throughout 2016 is IoT, or the Internet of Things. To put it simply, the IoT refers to the flourishing ecosystem of devices connected to the Internet that can generate, consume and exchange data via embedded sensors. Mobile devices, our focus here at Tech Orchard, are a critical part of this ecosystem.
Since 2004, October has been recognized asÂ National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).
The initiative for the recognition was spearheaded by the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).Â During the month of October, those government agencies are joined by the nonprofit National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) in encouraging Americans to be vigilant about computer and internet use.
From the telephone to email to intranets to enterprise social networks, businesses have long worked to apply the latest technologies in the hopes of improving efficiency and productivity. Despite the effort, it appears many companies are currently missing the mark. In fact, according to a recent Global Engagement Survey conducted by Oracle, 56 percent of employees reported not having access to the latest technology needed to do their jobs well.