It's often said that humans are the weakest link in cybersecurity. I find it hard to disagree with this statement given how many people fall for various scams each year. More money down the drain According to the FBI, losses to online frauds reached $2.7 billion in 2018, nearly doubling the previous year's figure. This past year, the most prevalent crime types … [Read more...] about Psychology of Online Fraud: Why We Fall for Scams and How to Prevent It
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) were once the stuff of science fiction, closer to faster-than-light travel than to a functional and usable tool. While AI and ML are still a mainstay of science fiction, they are now also part of the real world around us and provide countless industries with innumerable uses. While AI and ML function differently, with AI … [Read more...] about How AI Can Benefit and Protect Your Online Business
Virtual reality is among the most hyped technologies of the last three decades. It's been the next big thing since I was a child. I remember excited TV reporters donning huge VR headsets to navigate blocky and pixelated landscapes as far back as the nineties. But, in the last three or four years, it looked as if the hype was becoming a reality. Companies like Facebook and … [Read more...] about Is Virtual Reality eCommerce Dead?
Just as word-of-mouth can make or break your business, your online reputation can either help or hurt your business. In today's digital world, our "real" lives are increasingly becoming merged with our digital lives and it is transcending to the world of business and e-commerce. But how can you ensure what is being said about your company or one that you plan to do business … [Read more...] about Here’s Why Blockchain Matters for Your Online Reputation
In 2016, the artificial intelligence and machine learning hype cycle reached fever pitch. Weve been here before; it seems as if revolutionary artificial intelligence has been on the cusp of reality for decades. Its understandable that many in the eCommerce world are skeptical, particularly smaller eCommerce merchants who have to be careful where they invest resources. Although … [Read more...] about How Artificial Intelligence Will Change the Face of eCommerce