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  • 12 Mar 2018

    Trend-spotting at Mobile World Congress 2018

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    It’s almost hard to believe but this year was the ninth time I’ve attended Mobile World Congress (MWC). I first attended the conference back in 2005. Back then it was hosted in Cannes. And, wow, has it changed since the early days! With more than 100,000 visitors and hundreds of exhibiting companies, MWC has grown to become easily the largest mobile trade event of the year. Now held...
  • 22 Jan 2018

    Innovation alert for 2018

    Norwegian media and entertainment companies are some of our most digitalised and innovative enterprises. Their income models were amongst the first to be put under pressure due to digitalisation, and they are often highlighted as some of the best examples of digital transformation within the industry. In other words: they deploy innovation for both defence and offence. Given this ultra-short...
  • 18 Jan 2018

    Digital transformation drives Nordic investment

    Over the years, Arvato Financial Solutions has been part of driving the transformation of outsourced services; from largely manual, back office operations to fully-integrated digital solutions. Of course, it’s not only the finance industry that has been transformed. The way we are informed and entertained has also changed profoundly. In the Nordic region, the time people spend watching...
  • 14 Dec 2017

    Finnish start-up event shines spotlight on European tech

    2017 marks the tenth year of Slush and the fourth time that I’ve attended the event, which I guess makes me a veteran, right? When I attended the very first conference it was a much smaller affair – we were only about 300 people back then. But over the years, Slush has grown to host annual conferences and events in Singapore, Shanghai, and Tokyo, that attract more than 40,000...
  • 06 Dec 2017

    GDPR is not just about compliance

    How did data protection become the words on everyone’s lips? The concept must have received more attention in the past year than the whole previous decade. Frankly, before the GDPR, the issue of data protection was not given much thought at all in most businesses. So, why the change? Well, the regulation’s draconic maximum fines have surely contributed – up to 20 MEUR or 4% of last...
  • 26 Oct 2017

    It pays to park your invoicing with us

    As I mentioned in my first blog the new parking rules and regulations now in force in Norway are good news for drivers – they simply drive in, drive out and pay later.  But what’s less widely publicised is that it’s also good news for parking operators looking to make their operations more efficient. Yes, you have to provide your customers with the option of paying by invoice, but that...
  • 18 Oct 2017

    Park & Drive: one partner for parking and payments

    As anyone who has learnt to drive in a manual car knows it is not that easy getting behind the wheel of an automatic for the first time. It can feel odd at first (not having control over the gears) but it can also be liberating, leaving you free to concentrate on the road. I imagine that the new parking laws and regulations in Norway have had a similar effect on car park operators. Now that car...
  • 05 Oct 2017

    All the fun of the fair at Euro Attractions

    Last week a team of product managers, business developers and sales reps from our various markets joined in the fun at the Euro Attractions Show in Berlin, Europe’s largest amusement park industry trade fair hosted by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA). This year 13,000 attendees, including 8,400 qualified buyers, took advantage of the networking...
  • 12 Sep 2017

    AfterPay Fast Track goes Euro Attractions Show

    Have you ever heard of the fair Euro Attractions Show (EAS)? If you have, this is for you. If you haven´t, you really should keep reading. It so happens that the EAS is the fair when it comes to the latest trends in the leisure, tourism, attractions, entertainment and events industry. On top of this, this year it will take place in one of Europe’s most vibrant cities – Berlin. Over three...
  • 04 Sep 2017

    Got your free guide to cross-border e-commerce yet?

    No doubt many of you were thinking of going cross-border this summer – and not just on holiday. Hundreds of you have signed up for our free guide to cross-border e-commerce, with almost 500 downloads already. But if you spent most of your time on the beach, it’s not too late to check out the Arvato Payments Review for essential insights into payment methods, consumer behaviour, and risk and...