As online banking has become a predominate and normal way of conducting much of our personal banking, security has become ever more important. We want to know that our bank is protecting our money, our accounts and our financial information from those “bad guys” out there. One of the key methods that banks and other business use is two-factor authentication for a client to use when they log into the website and their accounts. That usually means 1) something you know, ie., your user name and password and 2) something have or can provide, ie.
The Intel Software and Services Group (SSG) opened its first office in East Africa in April 2013. This was a big move for Intel, which had previously only had offices in South Africa and Egypt. The local SSG is responsible for working with East African developers to provide them with design tools, resources and expert consulting.
No, not the candy bar (though I could really go for a Milky Way Midnight bar right now). I'm thinking of the Milky Way 2 (Tianhe-2) computer system at the National Supercomputing Center in Guangzhou China. This machine incorporates 32,000 12-core Intel Xeon processors (E5-2600 v2) and 48,000 Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors.
On May 10th in New York City Intel and Microsoft hosted an App Lab for local software developers working on applications for the Financial Services industry. For this event at the New York Microsoft Technology centerWe had a standing room only audience representing many major financial services companies – I was able to kick off the training sessions with an Intel Platform overview and some general information on Windows 8.
With the release of Windows 8.1, Microsoft has provided new API's that simplify managing online content. For more information, see this blog.