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[INFOGRAPHIC] The Existing Wearable Technology Landscape via @WearableWorld

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Existing Wearable Technology Landscape via @WearableWorld | ICT | Scoop.it
Increasing demand for fast, powerful, efficient and aff …

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Farid Mheir's curator insight, May 21, 2014 1:33 PM

Fairly detailed list of wearable devices from watches to smart bands, through glasses, clothing and even jewelry.

Mark Muller's curator insight, May 21, 2014 5:36 PM

This new age of wearable technology will be squarely on the radar of retail marketers as they seek new ways to engage with their customers.

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Emerging Payment Technologies Will Create New Winners And Losers In The Giant Credit Card Industry

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The credit card companies themselves aren't going anywhere for now. Visa and MasterCard in particular will remain an indispensable part of the chain because they don't actually process payments. They simply provide the rails that the credit card system runs on. Credit card processors like First Data that actually do the work of processing merchants' credit card transactions on the back-end are also in a strong position.Two pieces in the chain are particularly vulnerable to disruption: the makers of the actual hardware — basically card readers and registers — that are used to physically accept card payments at stores, and the hundreds of vendors known as merchant service providers, or MSPs, which set businesses up to accept credit cards.Manufacturers of register systems are vulnerable: Point-of-sale hardware faces an immediate threat from mobile devices. These devices are cheap and easy to implement, they do not require consumers to adopt new behaviors, and they free up retailer space previously devoted to bulky hardware.In addition, the new payments companies — including PayPal, Leaf, Revel Systems, Square, and others — could shove traditional MSPs aside as they bridge the offline and online worlds. They pair their mobile registers with consumer-side smartphone apps, and often also provide additional merchant services, like software for loyalty programs or for parsing online consumer data. These new companies want to replace the old players that focused mainly on logistics, i.e., helping merchants take credit card payments.But it's not all doom and gloom yet for legacy MSPs: they have existing relationships with the majority of merchants who accept credit cards and with banks. They also have established marketing channels and large sales forces. Large MSPs will move to acquire new payments technologies to squelch the disruption threat.


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Philippe J DEWOST's curator insight, May 21, 2014 8:48 AM

In Tel-Aviv, I paid a taxi with my and his smartphone and a square like dongle. Since, I'm getting more and more interested in #Fintech disruption...

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, May 21, 2014 3:01 PM

 A lot of innovation is going on in the payment realm. Innovation, disruption, positioning, strategies...

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Benefits of ICT

ICT is a company dedicated to providing our clients with exceptional Industrial Communications solutions and services. Our expertise in factory level applications from Sensor level Networks, Fieldbus Solutions, and Industrial Ethernet LANs allow us to apply the appropriate and balanced technology for cost effective deployment.

ICT's website at www.ictglobal.com is a comprehensive marketplace for networking products from leading vendors around the world, providing exceptional value and performance to meet the demands of the automation industry.
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[INFOGRAPHIC] The Existing Wearable Technology Landscape via @WearableWorld

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Increasing demand for fast, powerful, efficient and aff …

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Farid Mheir's curator insight, May 21, 2014 1:33 PM

Fairly detailed list of wearable devices from watches to smart bands, through glasses, clothing and even jewelry.

Mark Muller's curator insight, May 21, 2014 5:36 PM

This new age of wearable technology will be squarely on the radar of retail marketers as they seek new ways to engage with their customers.

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Learning to Teach Using ICT in the Secondary School

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How could you be using ICT in your classroom? Are you exploring what ICT can do for learners?The need for student-teachers and teachers to be technologically aware and competent is vital. This book provides a starting point for exploring the possibilities that ICT offers to schools, teachers and pupils.The book provides practical tried-and-tested examples and advice and guidance. It covers:how to use ICT to support pupils' learning of conceptsclassroom managementmaximizing the achievement of individual pupilsusing ICT to help with common learning problemshomework and classroom activitiesrecord keeping and pupil tracking data.If you need a guide to using ICT across the secondary curriculum, start with this book.
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