Payments Blog

When windows open, only the swift make it through.

Another six months has passed by and another IR sales kick-off event has taken place. I have posted several times about how much I enjoy being a part of these occasions and this year proved to be no exception. Whether it's simply the opportunity to escape the routine or to be back down in the Denver Tech Center - where there's an ample variety of restaurants to sample – socializing with those from IR directly responsible for the front line...

Payments Blog • 5 MIN READ

Turn payments data into customer delight [podcast]

As payment options and big data explode, how can this be used to deliver a better customer experience? In this latest FinTech Podcast, John Dunne discusses how one IR customer used this data to offer a differentiated service to delight their customers.

Payments Blog • 5 MIN READ

The State of Electronic and Mobile Payments

As the payments market evolves, we continue to see momentum with electronic and mobile payments, although the growth in this area is beginning to slow somewhat. While we look at these trends it's important to understand how they're impacted by different geographies with different regulatory requirements and economic conditions.

Payments Blog • 3 MIN READ

Real-time Payments Analytics - Prediction

In Part 1 of this blog post, we discussed how real-time analytics are used to analyze past performance. Prediction involves taking the insight you get by looking at historical data and working out what's going to happen over time. Instead of just looking at whether or not something that's currently happening is normal, we can take a peek hours or even days into the future.

Payments Blog • 3 MIN READ

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Potholes and repairs; it's not just highways that suffer..

I have spent time on the east coast and as in the past, there was something new to observe daily. The conditions of America's highways are atrocious and will be theme of posts published elsewhere shortly. Not only has it become indistinguishable as to whether roads are under repair or simply abandoned, but drivers have become numb to the inconvenience they experience. With so many people asking me why we drive the SUVs and trucks the answer is...

Payments Blog • 5 MIN READ

Need for Speed: Real-Time Peer to Peer Payments

Peer-to-peer payments is one of the key elements of next generation payment platforms. There's a huge pent up demand for the ability to make...

Payments Blog • 3 MIN READ

Mobility and the Idea Economy

My latest white paper is now available on the IR web site. It's called Smarter devices; smarter applications; smarter monitoring. The focus of this white paper is the impact mobility is having on many aspects of commerce and how the consumer is in the driver's seat. When it comes to how the infrastructure from the networks, to the servers, to the databases it is being impacted by mobility so much so that it has reversed the way IT perceives...

Payments Blog • 5 MIN READ

Kick-off draws a bigger field; shifting gears at an..

Readers of my blogs know all too well that there's not much I enjoy doing more than driving cars on race tracks. On more than one occasion I have worked something about cars into the story line of my business blogs, as I believe visualizing something dynamic goes a long way to reinforce simple messages.

Payments Blog • 7 MIN READ

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