In Frankfurt, April 26-28, as part of a hackathon, DataArt will roll out a new mobile app that allows consumers to make donations to their favorite charities and organizations within 3 taps on their smartphone. Using the API’s from Gini and figo, DataArt will showcase an app that eliminates concerns around donating; digital records will show a consumer that their money has made it into the proper hands. In addition, customers will receive a digital receipt for their donation in near real-time.
The event was hosted by alumni from the European Business School, and was celebrating its 20th anniversary. Industry leaders shared post-graduate experiences and research across financial services, real estate, and a host of other categories. Visitors to the most recent event were employees from banks and financial services firms, asset managers, etc., and were there to learn about new market approaches and modern banking technology.
Mobile World Congress in Barcelona gave attendees a glimpse into the future, through the lens of the Internet of Things (IoT). It’s amazing how far things have come in just a few short years (analysts predict between 26 and 30 billion devices will be connected to the internet in five years). Entire pavilions at the show were dedicated to the IoT and connected devices, with devices ranging from connected showerheads through automated drones on display.
New Apple Watch, while highly anticipated, remains predominantly a niche product despite high hopes in the industry. It’s not that the idea is wrong – no one disputes that wearables can improve our lives in many ways. However, to date implementation of the idea has been sloppy, and has failed to deliver on the promise of a brighter future. Now all hopes are pinned on Apple, a company known for its ability to enter a challenging market and change the environment with one impeccable product.
We are happy to announce, that DataArt got third place in the Internet of Things competition at NYC IoT Fair this December.
The first New York IoT Fair had about 500 attendees and 23 companies, who demoed IoT ideas bridging devices, cloud, and data. The DataArt team showcased real-time analytics and data monitoring – how wireless Sensor Tags can be easily integrated with wot.io data services using the DeviceHive platform, Elasticsearch, and data from the Intel Edison platform. The attendees were allowed to try the TI SensorTag, sending tweets and receiving graphs back.
I often receive questions that start with “I’ve got a great mobile application and I am going to add the ability to make payments. But I am a bit worried because of the PCI PA-DSS standard.”
The situation is so typical that I’ve finally decided to write an article dedicated to PCI PA-DSS and what to do about it.
To start with, let`s refresh our knowledge about the PCI PA-DSS standard and maybe even learn something new.
As you remember, the PCI PA-DSS standard is mostly known for enhancing the security of payment applications. Overall, every application that works within the PCI DSS-compliance infrastructure should be PCI PA-DSS compliant.
Let`s drill down into the requirements.
We are glad to announce that wot.io & DataArt will be showcasing IoT wireless sensor integration and real-time event processing during NYC IoT Fair @ Google HQ, December 8 from 6pm to 8pm. We’ll be happy to show how wireless Sensor Tags can be easily integrated with wot.io data services using the DeviceHive platform. Play with TI SensorTag, send some tweets, and see some graphs! Come visit us at our demo display!
See you at the IoT Fair!
This article discusses the ways SharePoint can help companies to improve collaboration between employees and make business processes more transparent to stakeholder.
Does your organization really need any collaboration tools? Ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you have a possibility to run one ECM system for multiple processes?
- Is process transparency essential for your organization?
- Can you improve the period end closing process?
- Is compliance the key, like IAS, IFRS, USGAAP, ISO?
- Do you spend a lot of time and efforts to structure the information you work with?
- Does your organization still use file servers and file shares?
- How many departments in your organization exchange information with the finance department?
- Does your organization use Excel reports a lot?
If you can give an affirmative answer to any of them, then this article may be useful for you, as we will describe the ways SharePoint can help with automating financial department duties such as environment providing, accounting, finance management, budgeting, forecasting, and reporting.
This article provides a brief overview of the recently approved basic regulations which affect the financial services industry.
Regulatory compliance is observance by an organization of laws, rules, and guidelines that relate to the business of this organization. Failure to comply with the normative rules of correspondence frequently leads to legal punishments including federal penalties.
We are happy to see continued investment in mobile tech where it is due – retail finance, wealth management and investment advisory and reporting.