Digital Business Compass: Handelskraft 2020 »Digital Intellect« Now Available for Download!

Trends are no longer what they once were. There is no »For real?«, no wow effect, no shock. A solution, a service or a mindset does not necessarily have to be something completely new in order to have the potential to become a trend. Just take a look at long-time favourites: personalisation, big data (the … Continue reading "Digital Business Compass: Handelskraft 2020 »Digital Intellect« Now Available for Download!"

Gazing into the Post-Pandemic Crystal Ball: What’s the »New Normal« in Work & Business? [5 Reading Tips]

It is already clear now that there will be changes and innovations in everyday working life in the future. Flexible working hours, working from home and switching to digital business models are options that many companies had already integrated into their business before COVID-19. However, these innovations will be less of an option and more … Continue reading "Gazing into the Post-Pandemic Crystal Ball: What’s the »New Normal« in Work & Business? [5 Reading Tips]"

E-Food in Times of Corona: The bofrost* Online Shop Is Booming [Success Story]

It does not happen all that often these days that the doorbell rings. No one comes around spontaneously anymore, and anyone doing so would make himself liable to prosecution – or at least look suspicious: the coronavirus (COVID-19) has a tight grip on the world. Habits are changing: we buy more toilet paper and less … Continue reading "E-Food in Times of Corona: The bofrost* Online Shop Is Booming [Success Story]"

Online retail payments: This is what PSD2 will change in the future [5 reading tips]

Europe. Users, retailers, service providers, and politicians are looking at the continent. Not just because of the EU elections last week, but also because of Europe’s role in promoting a smart, secure, and unified digital economy through measures in various key areas such as artificial intelligence, privacy, and security in e-commerce. The GDPR had its … Continue reading "Online retail payments: This is what PSD2 will change in the future [5 reading tips]"

Paying with your own body – Biometric solutions are trendy [5 reading tips]

From cash to mobile payments. From password to fingerprint. The online payment sector is evolving rapidly to meet the steady pace of technological development and recent legislative changes within the EU. At the heart of these innovations are biometric payment procedures designed to ensure better security standards and a better user experience. Why biometric payment … Continue reading "Paying with your own body – Biometric solutions are trendy [5 reading tips]"

Mobile payment comes to Germany: The beginning of the end of cash? [5 Reading Tips]

Contactless payment with a smartphone, without use monetary notes, coins, or cards are the way of the future. But this isn’t anything new for many countries already. Forms of mobile payment have long been established and analogue forms of payment money a distant past. Compared to China or the USA, Germany is so old-fashioned in … Continue reading "Mobile payment comes to Germany: The beginning of the end of cash? [5 Reading Tips]"

Customer loyalty and Blockchain: Björk’s latest experiment [5 reading tips]

The term Blockchain is on everyone’s minds this year and is being thought of as revolutionary. It’s clear that the technology has great potential, but so far the topic is surrounded by unrealistic promises, many speculations, and content that’s on shaky ground. Today we would like to refer to the latest innovation from the experimental … Continue reading "Customer loyalty and Blockchain: Björk’s latest experiment [5 reading tips]"