Returning, in today’s blog, to the world of today, it’s important to remind ourselves that the simplest ideas can become unexpectedly complicated when put into practice. Take the mobile wallet, for example. Who would not love the idea of paying for a sandwich or drink with a card or prepaid account housed in your mobile phone? You simply wave the phone over a reader and there you are: the retailer is paid the right amount, you can’t be short-changed and the whole process takes less time than fiddling around for change in you purse or pocket.
But wait. Where does the infrastructure come from that enables this? Who sets up the system that makes it work? Is it NFC, Bluetooth or something else? Who, apart from the retailer, gets a cut and how? What about security? Are standards involved?
At the moment a number of schemes are vying for attention in the mobile wallet space. The idea really is worth pursuing; however it may need some tweaking.
Similarly, the Internet of Things can seem simple until you look too closely. Who owns the network or networks? Who owns or controls the data? Which standards are required?
Which is a way of saying that Telensa, with a system of partnerships and technology-agnostic projects, is aiming to avoid too much complication. Customer and business case come first. The technologies and partnerships that work best for a given situation can be built around them. The important thing is that we can offer the expertise and the experience to make them happen.
It’s true that the simple things can be complicated. But they don't need to be.