Consumerization & NFC 1-5 of 5

Near-Field Communication (NFC): Introduction

October 31, 2011 by David Mahdi
This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Consumerization & NFC By now, most consumers are enjoying the benefits of mobile devices. Or, for a select few, they’re pulling their hair out trying to manage an untold number of mobile devices in an enterprise network. Either way, I think we all agree that [Read More...]

Near-Field Communication (NFC): What is it? Why Should You Care?

November 2, 2011 by David Mahdi
This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Consumerization & NFCWhat is NFC? According to Wikipedia, NFC — no, not the NFL’s National Football Conference — “allows for simplified transactions, data exchange, and wireless connections between two devices in close proximity to each other, usually by no more than a few centimeters.” Sounds [Read More...]

NFC – It’s all about the consumer first

November 9, 2011 by David Mahdi
This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Consumerization & NFC Our first Google Wallet customer Not a bad take on a classic Seinfeld scene! So, it’s pretty clear that George’s wallet is super full. I’d guess that he has a number of things crammed in there: Credit cards IDs (driver’s license, health/insurance [Read More...]

NFC Applications – Mobile Payments & Public Transportation

November 16, 2011 by David Mahdi
This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Consumerization & NFCIt’s only the beginning and NFC hasn’t even hit the mainstream yet. But so far, there are some pretty interesting and useful applications for the latest connectivity standard. As I mentioned in the previous post, the consumer is likely the first to experience [Read More...]

Applications – Public Transportation/Ticketing

November 28, 2011 by David Mahdi
This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Consumerization & NFCPublic Transportation & Ticketing Impact: High Timeframe to mainstream: 2-5 years (with differing adoption rates regionally) In the above video, you can see the user purchase a ticket by tapping on a map. In many cities, ticket pricing is based on regions or [Read More...]