It’s the perfect time of year to evaluate last year’s technology investments and make adjustments for the year to come. Whether 2017 left you with extra cash in your pocket or desperate for a better way to get work done, here’s a roundup of the best IT news from the past year.
Sci-fi movies have predicted a lot of modern technology, the touchscreens of Minority Report, the virtual reality headsets of Back to the Future, you name it. But for some reason, no matter how far into the future we go, everyone still has cash. There’s something visceral about Harrison Ford pulling out his wallet and showing his badge in Bladerunner, despite virtually every surface around him being a digital display.
Samsung Pay is just one of a number of services available to consumers and businesses looking to make the most of growth in the mobile payments sector, whether for the sake of greater convenience or enhanced bottom-line profit. Apple Pay and Google Wallet may steal most of the headlines when it comes to the mobile payments sector, but Samsung continues to show it is serious about getting its own slice of the action, too – most recently with its announcement of the integration of eight additional credit and debit card issuers.