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U.S. Federal Government IT Security Spending Forecast, 2017–2020

Abstract<p>This IDC study focuses on U.S. federal spending related to IT security. In short, IT security spending within the federal government remains …

The bot invasion is on, powered by $24B in funding

While the manufacturing sector is increasingly using physical robots to improve industrial processes, the market for virtual bots or “chatbots” is also gaining serious traction in the space where humans and computers interact.<p>Bots are essentially software technologies that automate tasks and enable …

2017 Outlook for the IT Leasing and Financing Industry

Abstract<p>This IDC Market Perspective provides an outlook of the top trends impacting the IT leasing and financing market in 2017.<p>"The pace of change …

Leasing

Wells Fargo will let you use Apple Pay and Android Pay to withdraw money

Wells Fargo just announced that you’ll be able to use your phone or smartwatch to withdraw money from 13,000 ATMs in the U.S. As spotted by MacRumors, the bank says that it will support Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay. Five thousand ATMs should already support those NFC payment systems, …

The Future of Payments: Faster, Cheaper and Better

Event Details<p><b>The Future of Payments: Faster, Cheaper and Better</b><p><b>11:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time</b><p><b>To register for this event, please click here.</b><p><b>Summary</b>:<p>In …

Entrepreneurship

10 Predictions for the Payment Space - IDC Community

The global payment space remains one of the most active technology markets in terms of disruption, interest, and investment. That change is only just …

Customer Service

Future-Proofing Today's Digital Value Proposition for Tomorrow's Ecosystem

Abstract<p>This IDC Financial Insights Perspective addresses the impending demise of the concept of "industries," where value, products, and the nature …

Innovation

IDC Insights Lines of Business

Welcome to <b>IDC Insights</b><br>Lines of Business<p>Assisting business and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making technology decisions by …

Consulting

Executive's guide to implementing blockchain technology

The technology behind the cryptocurrency bitcoin is one of the internet's most promising new developments. Here's how businesses can use it to …

Blockchain

Big Data versus money laundering: Machine learning, applications and regulation in finance

Could financial fraud such as the Laundromat be avoided by applying machine learning to scan through data? And if yes, why is that not …

Tim Cook says that Apple Pay is already the leader in contactless payments

It's only been a week since Apple Pay made its debut, but apparently the launch has been successful thus far. Speaking at the WSJD Live event, hosted by <i>The Wall Street Journal,</i> Cook said that Apple is already the leader in "contactless" payments, "more than the total of all the other guys." Within …

Now Your Phone’s Tilt Sensor Can Identify You - MIT Technology Review

The sensor that lets your phone know which way the screen is oriented also—thanks to minute manufacturing variations—emits a unique data …

Banks and Tech Firms Battle Over Something Akin to Gold: Your Data

SAN FRANCISCO — The big banks and Silicon Valley are waging an escalating battle over your personal financial data: your dinner bill last night, your monthly mortgage payment, the interest rates you pay.<p>Technology companies like Mint and Betterment have been eager to slurp up this data, mainly by …

Wells Fargo