Recently there have been posters in London Underground stations warning users of Oyster Cards – the Transport for London (TfL) NFC enabled electronic travel wallet – that there is a risk of “card clash”. These posters warn that they need to keep other contactless NFC payment cards separate from their Oyster Card when they “touch […] READ MORE
The end of the Social Login begins: FIDO Alliance, Samsung, and PayPal to redefine authentication
Recently, the FIDO Alliance announced that PayPal and Samsung were enabling consumer payments with fingerprint authentication on the new Samsung Galaxy S5. My valued colleague Dave Kearns and I have written various posts about the FIDO Alliance and the impact we expect they will have on the market of strong authentication and BYOI (Bring Your […] READ MORE
Security Leadership in the Connected Enterprise
The Connected Enterprise is opening new opportunities for business, for innovation and for growth – it is a fundamentally important imperative for today’s business world. But it does not come for free: there are a number of caveats to circumvent, risks to address and changes to execute. One important activity is to re-shape your security […] READ MORE
Why SDCI needs organizational change in IT
My last post focused on the challenges and the potential of SDN (Software Defined Networking) and SDCI (Software Defined Computing Infrastructures) for improving Information Security. APIs are being used to control more devices from a central point, bringing agility to networks, virtual systems, storage, and other elements of the computing infrastructure that meet the demands […] READ MORE
New Newsletter Season to come: KC Analysts’ View
It’s a new year, and there are some new changes coming to KuppingerCole, especially in the material that will come into your inbox. First, some background. After the past year or so we’ve been growing by leaps and bounds with new offices in Europe and the Asia-Pacific area as well as new analysts all over […] READ MORE
“Google Home Automation” – Do We Really Need This?
It was recently reported that Google has bought Nest Labs, a manufacturer of home automation sensors and devices with, currently, two products: a digital thermostat and a Smoke + CO Alarm. Why is it, then, that somebody would spend 3.2 Billion USD for a company producing home appliances that have been around for ages from […] READ MORE
Oracle OpenWorld ’13 Part 2 of 2 – going for more than the Americas Cup?
It is now nearly a month since Oracle OpenWorld 2013 closed and Oracle Team USA made an incredible win in the 34th Americas Cup. Both events have been amazing experiences with OpenWorld attracting more that 65000 attendees and Oracle Team USA coming back from certain defeat to a mind-blowing win. While I am a huge […] READ MORE
One of my favorite movies released in 2012 was Cloud Atlas. This is not necessarily an easy movie to watch or explain. That is not the point I bring it up. In one of the films many timelines, there is a post-apocalyptic setting where civilization is very primitive. In this primitive civilization, the two main […] READ MORE