• Near-Field Communication (NFC): Introduction

    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 mobile devices are here to stay. As time passes, these devices will accumulate more features and functions. And

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

    Part 2 of 5 in the Series — Consumerization & NFC
    What 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 similar to Bluetooth, doesn’t it? Well, it is similar. They actually complement each other quite nicely. Overall,

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  • NFC – It’s all about the consumer first

    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 card, etc.) Cash Loyalty / Membership cards (i.e. Starbucks card, Library card, transit, etc.) Business cards Coupons Notes

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