A Data-Driven Approach to Verifying Accreditation Status For Crowdfunding

Online equity crowdfunding platforms offer early-stage companies a less complicated and less expensive alternative to the traditional IPO approach. With access to both “accredited” and non-accredited ("sophisticated") investors, startups can quickly raise the money that they need to take their ventures to the next stage while complying with SEC private placement regulations like 506(b), 506(c) and Title III of the JOBS Act. However, before this can happen, the crowdfunding platform must verify a potential investor’s financial standing.

5 Ways Blockchain Technology Will Revolutionize How the Health Care Industry Does Business

The CEO of IBM once said that blockchain would do for trusted transactions what the internet did for communications. Shocking though this statement may seem, blockchain technology has the power to change countless industries in some very profound ways, and health care is no exception. Here are the top five ways that blockchain will revolutionize the way that the health care industry does business:

Drones: Giving the Construction Industry a Much-Needed Overhaul

When it comes to revenue, the construction industry is a behemoth, accounting for more than $10 trillion worldwide, according to Recode. However, the industry is also plagued by wastefulness, inefficiency and a severe worker shortage. Once considered little more than fun tech toys, drones are now gaining recognition as sophisticated and valuable tools for increasing efficiency and cost-savings. In the construction industry, the applications for drones are widespread and much-needed.

The Ad Made Me Do It: How Emotions Drive Online Spending

Humans are emotional beings. This is especially true when it comes to online shopping. Online retailers are increasingly aware of the role that emotion plays in online spending, and the savviest among them are beginning to employ science-based strategies to help consumers find their way to the checkout button. With an emotionally intelligent marketing strategy, any e-commerce business can better connect with its customers and increase its bottom line.

Frictionless Account Authentication and the Digital Banking Experience | Quovo

Once branded as slow-to-change, the banking industry is now one of the leading participants in the digital movement. Likewise, many in the industry are eager to improve their technology to better meet the needs of today’s consumers. In fact, a 2017 Retail and Banking Trends and Predictions report found that 54 percent of all banks surveyed identified reducing customer friction from the banking experience as their top priority for the year. Account authentication remains an area in need of a more

Protecting Yourself from Spectre & Meltdown

From WannaCry to Heartbleed, hardly an industry was spared in 2017 as sensitive corporate and consumer data was fervently stolen by hackers. Two new threats, known as Spectre and Meltdown, are different from those that dominated last year's headlines as they have not, as of yet, been exploited by hackers. With the information I'm going to provide, you'll be able to effectively protect yourself and improve your network security.

Open Banking: Innovating An Industry | Quovo

There’s a revolution taking place in the banking industry. Known as “open-banking” or API-facilitated information sharing, this movement is changing how banks do business and empowering consumers by giving them greater control over their financial data. Although this banking strategy was first employed in 2004 with the first PayPal API, its adaptation in the traditional banking sector was slow, mostly due to the industry’s preference for legacy-based solutions.

A Brief History of the Modern API | Quovo

In 2017, APIs are the driving force behind countless businesses, both big and small, and their use across industries is rapidly growing. But not long ago, few developers or businesses, had even heard of an API, let alone interacted with one. However, the relatively short history of the API is a testament to the rapid evolution of technology in the 21st century and the remarkable advances that can happen when the right influences converge at the right time.

Why BitCoin Is More Than Just a New Type of Currency

After years of lackluster stock performance and a lack of disruption to the status quo of government-backed currency, Bitcoin is finally starting to make good on its lofty promises. The cryptocurrency is now accepted by thousands of retailers, including Expedia, which allows consumers to book hotel reservations with it; Overstock.com, one of the first retailers to accept the digital currency; and Microsoft, where shoppers can use their Bitcoin to buy movies, games, and apps in Windows, Xbox, and Microsoft online stores.

How AI and Machine Learning Are Helping Companies Prevent and Defeat Cybersecurity Attacks

Each year, the number and complexity of cybersecurity threats increase, exposing sensitive consumer data to hackers. According to CSOOnline.com, the 2017 worldwide costs of ransomware attacks like WannaCry is estimated to exceed $5 billion. However, with advances in artificial intelligence, analysts can use machine learning to move the cybersecurity industry towards predictive offensive strategies, making it easier to prevent and even defeat cyber attacks.

Why Manufacturers Need a Layered Security Approach to Protect ERP Data

As a manufacturing company, you have information coming from multiple sources, including critical logistical data. To properly manage your day-to-day business activities, you need to quickly and easily access the data it generates and know that this data is secure, as well as accurate. An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application and managed services can help you do just that, if you understand their capabilities and the importance of implementing a layered security approach.