Business & Finance, Science & Technology

Digitalization of banking

Just like the opening lines of Hamlet's famous soliloquy in Shakespeare's play of the same name, "To be or not to be, that is the question," another question is being asked in that familiar way about the terms digitize vs. digitalize. ‘Digitization’ and ‘digitalization’ are two conceptual terms that are closely associated and often used … Continue reading

Politics & Social Issues

Right to disconnect

Overuse of digital devices has been blamed for everything from burnout to sleeplessness as well as relationship problems, with many employees uncertain of when they can switch off. It has become the norm for many employees to respond to work emails after business hours. While that may seem like an increase in productivity, in reality, … Continue reading

Business & Finance

Hackers program bank ATMs to spew cash

As ATMs have become ubiquitous, so too have attacks that turn these automated tellers into robotic thieves. In July 2016, a group of masked cyber-criminals cashed out 34 ATMs operated by the First Commercial Bank, one of Taiwan’s largest banks. Criminals had collected more than 83.27 million New Taiwan dollars (US$2.6 million) in cash — … Continue reading