Feeds

Microsoft lifts wallets online

Fifty retailers sign up

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Microsoft today put its e-wallet online, allowing users to access this cyber credit card from any PC. The software company put its existing service on a website, allowing shoppers to buy from over 50 retailers participating in the scheme by simply keying in their username. Launched in July, the Microsoft e-wallet is designed to cut down the time customers waste when buying online. By registering their name, address and credit card number just once with Microsoft, users can buy goods from a variety of sites without having to re-enter repetitive data. Other companies such as AOL and IBM offer similar wallet services, but the information is stored on an individual’s PC. Microsoft said it has more than 50 retailers planning to use the e-wallet, including Dell, Cheaptickets.com and bookshop Barnes and Noble. The service, part of Microsoft’s online registration service Passport, will eventually be available to be accessed through mobile phones. Full details of the e-wallet, plus a list of the participating retailers, can be found hereRelated story hacking scare on hotmail

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Protecting against web application threats using SSL
SSL encryption can protect server‐to‐server communications, client devices, cloud resources, and other endpoints in order to help prevent the risk of data loss and losing customer trust.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.