Gartner currently typifies ultraportables as devices with displays ranging between 7 and 13.9 inches and weighing less than 3lbs, but other definitions may vary slightly (Gartner also includes tablets and convertibles in its 'ultraportable' definition -- hence the 7-inch starting point). This article explores your ultraportable options and list some of the best.
Among the new features in Exchange 2019, Microsoft called out its pairing with Windows Server Core, the minimalist installation that dispenses with tools and capabilities, including a graphical user interface, to reduce the attack surface as well as disk space. When finalized, on-premises Exchange 2019 will install on Windows Server 2016 Core, Windows Server 2019 Core or Windows Server 2016/2019 with Desktop Experience. However, Microsoft noted that the on-premise version can never match the functionality of what's delivered to Office 365 subscribers.
If you can't avoid PST files, you should at least set up a reliable way to back them up. Through Safe PST Backup from 4Team, you can set the backups to kick off automatically on a regular schedule; you can back up more than one PST file; and you can choose to back up the PST file on your network. And the backup will run and complete whether or not Outlook is open.
A new study from Juniper Research has found that blockchain deployments will enable FIs to realize savings on cross-border settlement transactions of more than $27 billion by the end of 2030, reducing costs by more than 11% per on-chain transaction. According to the research, The Future of Blockchain: Key Vertical Opportunities & Deployment Strategies 2018-2030, FIs that integrate blockchain will achieve cost reductions not just in payment processing and reconciliation, but in treasury operations and compliance.
NanoTouch Materials, a provider of self-cleaning surface products, says that they have developed a clear self-cleaning adhesive film that can be easily applied to touch screens. This film, the first clear material in the company's line, includes mineral nanocrystals, which are powered by light and generate an oxidation reaction stronger than bleach. The self-cleaning action works continuously to completely break down any organic contaminants deposited on the screen.
Apple Pay transactions tripled from a year earlier, to more than 1 billion, which was more than Square and exceeded mobile transactions via PayPal. The worry for finance executives is that payments are just the beginning.
Apple touted new numbers this week on the growth of its mobile payment schemes, saying that "tens of millions" of use it daily, and that over 1 billion transactions were completed in the June quarter. However, some analysts think that Apple is looking at nearly 10 years before mobile pay becomes mass market with consumers. For exampple, just 1% of in-store sales at retail in 2017 were completed with mobile pay, and that's up from three-fifths of a percent in 2016.
Research analysts at Terbium Labs released a list of the most common activities seen on the dark web that indicate a breach, or other unwanted incident, has taken place. They are (in no order): 1. Doxing of VIP; 2. Full PANs, BINs, payment cards for sale; 3. Guides for opening fraudulent accounts; 4. Proprietary source code; 5. Dump of a database; 6. Template to impersonate a customer account; 7. Connections between employees and illicit content; 8. W2s and tax-fraud documents; 9. Secure access and specialty passes; and 10. Inexpert dark web searching.
FireEye announced the addition of MalwareGuard – a new advanced machine learning based detection and prevention engine – to its Endpoint Security solution. MalwareGuard is designed to help detect and block cyber-threats including never-before-seen threats.
Online fraud attacks jumped 13 percent last year as cybercriminals began to shift more of their focus from stealing a person’s identity to taking over their individual accounts--otherwise known as account takeover, or ATO, according to a recent report from Forter, an e-commerce fraud prevention company. Overall, the Forter report paints a picture of a fraud industry that is becoming more sophisticated and that is expanding its target vectors beyond the point of checkout to cover all the steps customers take when interacting with online businesses.
The author beleives that before marketers commit to and execute their AI strategy, they need to understand the opportunity and difference between data analytics, predictive analytics and AI machine learning.
While there are some experts who say using cute cats will cut your credibility, you have to look at the data: more than 2 million online cat videos have attracted an impressive 24.6 billion views. And with those types of numbers, organizations have to wonder how they can get a piece of that pie.
According to a MDG report, only 20 percent of companies said they were able to determine the success of their social media campaigns while 44 percent could not determine social media's impact on their business. This article looks at some of the best ways to check effectiveness of social media drive.
PFM (personal financial management) tools have come under fire because of their flawed and not so user-friendly features. Some suggest existing PFM systems could be saved with some serious upgrades. But the author offers what he considers to be some better solutions.
People age 29 and younger are 93 percent more likely to have a negative opinion of credit cards than people age 59 and older, according to new research from Wallet Hub. Asked whether rates or rewards make the best credit cards, 58 percent of baby boomers chose rates and 51 percent of millennials chose rewards.
Tandem Bank is using an AI engine to alert users to sneaky rises in regularly recurring bill payments. The Tandem App tracks spending on regular monthly debits and then lets users know if the amount they’re being charged - whether for utility bills or magazine and entertainment subscriptions - has increased.
Microsoft's and Mozilla's browsers fell to new lows in July as users continued to switch to Google's behemoth, Chrome, which again looks unstoppable. Using the average monthly change over the past 12 months, Computerworld now expects Chrome to reach 66.7% or more in December and make it to 70% by August 2019.
According to a 2017 Grand View Research report, roughly 45 percent of consumers already prefer to address customer service concerns by bot and Oracle claims that by 2020, 80 percent of sales and marketing departments will be using bots. Just like websites, chatbots must be secure in multiple ways: Bot developers have to store data safely, guard their systems against hack, and make sure connections to the core messaging platform (such as Slack or Facebook Messenger) are secure. Now, two blockchain projects claim to prevent bot authentication issues before they start.
In this article, the author shares the tools in her "Modern Contact Center Professional Learners Toolkit," with links to the resources she uses in her pursuit of lifelong learning to positively impact training at her employer's contact centers.