Beware EFD Risks: Welcome to the 11th exciting edition of ‘Vending Insight’, a regular feature from Planet Vending that focuses on today’s cashless, connected, IoT (Internet of Things) society. There’s no product news in Vending Insight and no stories about the providers of those products. On the contrary, it’s our intention to provide those vending operators, who are hungry for information on developing technologies, with some satisfying food for thought.
This week, our guest blogger is VMC MD Nick Bate, who considers the pros and cons of connectivity. As usual, we’ll provide our Ten Top Links that will take you to stories that have appeared across the Internet. They won’t all be about vending: in fact, we’ll steer you, through these stories, in the direction the world is heading. We hope that Vending Insight will inspire you to investigate how to apply the features of cashless payments, data collection and connectivity to the advantage of your vending business.
Connectivity’s Pros and Cons: Reporting Domestic Violence, Saving Dogs’ Lives; But Opening The Door To EFDs… (Planet Vending)
‘Those who once believed that Facebook is free; that their posts have no value and their data is not being used to generate psychological profiles have had their naivety ‘liked’ and ‘shared’ by all manner of ne’er do wells.’ Oo-er, it’s Nick Bate, HERE
From The Internet
Electronic Fiscal Devices Haven’t Been All Sweetness And Light… (The Citizen)
EFDs have been in Tanzania for around 8 years and unreported errors, together with identity theft, have demonstrated the possible consequences when things go wrong. Worry beads at the ready, HERE
How to Set Up an Effective Remarketing Campaign (All Business)
With remarketing, you can target those who were on the brink of converting (becoming a paying customer), but stopped just short. This not only allows you to re-engage lost visitors, but increase brand awareness. So, how do you do it? FInd out, HERE
Beware EFD Risks
Five IoT Predictions For 2019 (Forbes)
Forbes is on the money again with this absorbing article that looks into the very near future by Daniel Newman. Stay ahead of the game, HERE