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The Red Queen dilemma: can the insurance industry resolve it?

Following the financial crisis, the landscape of the insurance industry has changed. Due to the Red Queen dilemma, players are going to have to adapt quickly to the changing market, but some have not even yet realized that this is necessary. Research by Ovum reveals that insurers' awareness of the dilemma and ability to deal with it vary by geographic location.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2010
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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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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
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SAP: continuing its sustainability drive

German software developer SAP has announced plans to acquire TechniData, a key player in the burgeoning 'sustainability software' segment. As interest in this niche area grows, new companies will be formed to exploit opportunities, while existing companies will look to expand their portfolios through acquisitions and new product development.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Apr 2010
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CommentWire

Commbank: looking to educate tomorrow's customers, today

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has launched Coinland, a virtual online game designed to educate primary school children in money management and the consequences of spending. With new Datamonitor findings highlighting a lack of understanding and engagement between banks and consumers, this new initiative sees Commbank well poised to capitalize on this gap in the market.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Apr 2010
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What will the economic recovery do to smart metering return on investment?

Criticisms of the quality of smart meters in the US and Europe during the first quarter of 2010 could not have come at a worse time. Demand for smart meters will rocket in the next two years, while China, a key manufacturing center, is suffering from labor shortages and the threat of a revaluation of the renminbi, which could lead to soaring future production costs and further threats to quality.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Mar 2010
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HP demonstrates collaboration across multiple business units with new Shell partnership

HP is to work with Shell to develop a wireless sensing system for use on land. Despite coming to the market late and in the face of stiff competition, HP claims its technology will deliver a major competitive advantage to Shell. By bringing several disparate business units together to deliver the product, HP hopes to be able to deflect past criticism of its slow integration of Enterprise Services.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Feb 2010
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Global recession drives green IT financing trends

The global economic recession is driving organizations to adopt aggressive green IT strategies and flexible financing options to fund them. Increasingly, enterprises are leasing IT assets and refurbished IT machines as a way to reduce capital expenses from their balance sheets, while corporate chief financial officers are involving themselves in green IT and its financing structure.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Aug 2009
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In search of financial criminals through social link analysis

SAS recently released its social link analysis tool, increasing the availability of software designed to identify suspicious individuals or corporations. However, successful deployments are entirely dependent on selecting the right internal data. Moreover, if banks do not provide adequate shared data, the solution may never achieve its full potential.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Aug 2009
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Adoption of home energy management systems restricted by cost and control issues

While home energy management systems are a useful way of reducing energy use, with benefits for consumers and utilities alike, the adoption of this technology is likely to be hampered by a number of factors including concerns over privacy and a lack of return on investment. As a result, uptake is likely to be optional and driven by sophisticated users and utilities struggling to meet peak demands.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jul 2009

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