Can authentication deliver better citizen services?

When it comes to issuing credentials to employees, government agencies benefit from an additional authentication step that is not well appreciated: At some point in the hiring process, a trusted human resources manager or...

Mobile devices: A better route to ID security

.In the federal government, Common Access Cards and personal identity verification cards for employees and contractors incorporate biometrics and give agencies a better foundation for security and ID management than many private-sector organizations enjoy....

Why mobile data security matters

Keeping employees from using their personal mobile devices at work is a losing battle — and it’s challenging agencies to come up with new ways to secure government data

10 reasons to take a Chromebook on the road

If you’re trying to decide which device to buy for your next trip because your current laptop is too old, too slow, too heavy and just plain too embarrassing; or, conversely, too new and...

Here’s How You Can Replace Laptops With Chromebooks

Here’s How You Can Replace Laptops With Chromebooks

I love the idea of Chromebooks — superlight laptops that do nothing but access the Web. And I love those Google commercials where a guy’s Chromebook is destroyed over and over again in various...

Hold the phone: retailers eye payments via smartphone

Hold the phone: retailers eye payments via smartphone

An emerging technology called Near Field Communication will soon give new meaning to the phrase “tapped out.” Once NFC systems become widespread, which could happen as soon as next year, consumers will be able...

MasterCard Signs Deal To Bring PayPass To Russian Cell Phones

MasterCard Signs Deal To Bring PayPass To Russian Cell Phones

MasterCard Worldwide has signed a letter of intent with Russian cell-phone carrier Mobile TeleSystems to bring PayPass contactless-payment functionality to Russian mobile phones, the card brand announced Oct. 28. Mobile TeleSystems, which will offer...

Singapore To Deploy National NFC Mobile-Payments Platform

Singapore To Deploy National NFC Mobile-Payments Platform

Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority has put together an industry group to develop a system under which consumers may pay for taxi fares and small purchases with their mobile phones. The system will be in...

Australia’s Commonwealth Bank Unveils Mobile-Payment Platform

Australia’s Commonwealth Bank Unveils Mobile-Payment Platform

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia on Oct. 26 unveiled a mobile-payment platform to enable iPhone-owning customers to do online banking, instantly send funds to Facebook friends or to anyone’s email address or telephone number,...

The Little Shop for Apps

To cut costs and ensure security, companies adopt a retail model for distributing apps for mobile devices to their employees.