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Expert View
Expert View

The future of online

The role of online technologies has evolved from supporting primarily the sales process to supporting all phases of the customer lifecycle, from customer acquisition to fostering long-term customer loyalty. Understanding how online channels are evolving, and how customer expectations are changing in tandem is, therefore, essential.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Digital video: the BBC train pulls up to the YouTube platform

The British Broadcasting Corporation has announced the launch of a deal to provide content through three channels on the web's most popular video aggregator - Google's YouTube. This move adds weight to the argument that the BBC is moving away from its position as a publicly funded broadcaster and becoming a more commercially-focused organization.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Mar 2007
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Retail spend: bright future predicted for non-store channels

Published By Datamonitor
04 May 2007
Expert View
Expert View

Mobile broadcast TV subscribers to exceed 150 million by 2012

Mobile broadcast television combines two of the most successful consumer products in history; television and mobile telephony. The number of mobile broadcast TV subscribers is expected to grow from a mere 4.4 million today to 155.6 million by the end of 2012. However, while mobile broadcast TV is continually being touted as the 'next big thing,' there are considerable hurdles to be overcome.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jun 2007
Expert View
Expert View

Phishing gets between a rock and an easy place

For those without strong technology skills who want to set up in the identity theft marketplace, phishing represents a great opportunity. There is even a plug-and-play kit that enables non-technical users to launch phishing attacks. At the other end of the technology skills scale, it appears that this year's most successful phishing attacks are being launched by one particular group.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jul 2007
Expert View
Expert View

Google is well positioned to enter the personal health record market

Datamonitor believes that, through its brand strength, Google's entry into the personal health record market is likely to make personal health records a success and result in consumers becoming more knowledgeable about their health. While other companies have developed personal health records, the significance of Google's entry cannot be underestimated due to its unparalleled consumer reach.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Mar 2008
Expert View
Expert View

MicroSD-led NFC products may do more harm than good

DeviceFidelity's launch of an NFC-enabling cover for the iPhone follows hot on the heels of other developments to convert mobile handsets into contactless form factors. Given the sensitivity surrounding the NFC business model, this will provide added impetus for acquirers to build contactless acceptance but risks alienating mobile operators from future discussions around mobile payments.

Published By Datamonitor
28 May 2010
Expert View
Expert View

Visa's CodeSure is compelling, but may prove difficult to launch

Visa CodeSure, a card with an embedded screen and numerical keypad, is ready for launch. By entering their PIN, consumers can generate one-time passcodes that can be used in place of static passwords for online transactions and banking. However, despite its clear anti-fraud benefits, convincing banks to invest in portfolio upgrades while economic uncertainty prevails will prove challenging.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jun 2010

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