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It’s strange how the best technology is never used the way it was intended

In September, one of the great pioneers of computing, Sir Clive Sinclair, died. Despite the sniffy obituaries in many of the British papers about his less successful ventures, for many Brits of my age, he did something heroic; changing our lives by making us realise that computing is something open to everyone. Sinclair’s home computers took the digital world out of the academic and banking domain and put it in the hands of the masses. It’s hard to overstate the impact it had on the lives and careers of many of my generation.

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How do you convince a village grocery store to accept digital payments?

Last month, Ingenico launched a new series of articles, called Perspectives, looking at the expectations of different sectors from their payment experience. We started by considering the “payments menu” for the HORECA segment. Now, Christian Bwakira, Managing Director for Middle East & Africa, looks at an unpredictable and interesting slice of retail: the world of SMALL SHOPS…

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Contactless 2021: Germany’s journey from cash country to contactless trailblazer

Germany is considered a world leader in innovation. Think about science, technology, consumer products and a very impressive list of high-quality car brands. The country is synonymous with product excellence and expertise. But surprisingly, when it comes to payments, its progress has not been quite as remarkable.

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Are Android terminals safe? 5 key principles driving payment security on Ingenico’s AXIUM platform

Ingenico, a Worldline brand, has an essential philosophy at its core - to stay up to date with the latest security standards and promote the most secure cryptographic elements for our customers.

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Contactless 2021: How small business is driving contactless adoption in France

Across the globe, contactless adoption has soared in the past eighteen months. However, the rate of adoption and changes in payment behaviour differ from country to country. Continuing our Contactless 2021 series, Fabien Darné, country manager for France at Ingenico, a Worldline brand, examines the latest trends in the French market and considers why the resilience of local business is providing the catalyst for change.

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Contactless 2021: How the Covid-19 pandemic has softened Italy’s reliance on cash

Contactless transactions have seen huge growth in Europe in the last couple of years, but the pace of progression to digital payments is unique to each nation. Continuing our journey across Europe, we hear from Paolo Temporiti, country manager for Italy at Ingenico, a Worldline brand, who examines the latest contactless trends in the cash dominated Italian market.

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