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Why We're So Excited About FinTech

By Agile Payments News on Apr 28, 2015 5:58:54 PM

Banks are not glamourous — FinTech is.
It’s fancy to get excited over FinTech these days. But why exactly should we?

Some background information for novice readers: FinTech means financial technology. It encompasses a new wave of companies changing the way people pay and send money, but also borrow, lend, invest. The most disrupted sectors — or at least the ones that we hear the most about — are payments and money transfer, represented by companies you’ve certainly heard of (TransferWise for money transfer, Square for mobile payments…), crowdfunding (Kickstarter, Crowdcube, Smart Angels…), and peer-to-peer lending (LendingClub, Zopa, Prêt d’Union…). So where’s all that happening? Well, London is clearly the leading hub, followed by New York, and other cities fighting to get to the top: Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tel Aviv… Just to give you an idea, FinTech investments reached $2.97 billion in 2013 and is expected to climb up to $8 billion in 2018, so there’s room for new players!

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Survey Says Mobile Payment Interest Increasing

By Agile Payments News on Apr 28, 2015 11:53:32 AM

Survey Says Mobile Payment Interest Increasing By Brianna Ahearn, contributing writer for retailsolutionsonline.com

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Do You Think Your Biggest Security Risk is You?

By Agile Payments News on Apr 28, 2015 8:13:39 AM

Arik Hesseldahl reminds us that a security breach is a serious matter for any company, large or small. When it happens, anger and finger-pointing are likely to follow. However, findings revealed by a new survey on security trends, indicate that the culprit might just be human error and the failure of IT professionals to follow polices and procedures. Carelessness also ranks high among the reasons companies get hit with security breaches.

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Google Searches For ‘How To Write A Check’ Are Soaring

By Agile Payments News on Apr 28, 2015 6:37:05 AM

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SOLVING THE MOBILE PAYMENTS ENIGMA

By Agile Payments News on Apr 27, 2015 1:33:53 PM

 

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Understanding the Changes Needed for Performance Management

By Agile Payments News on Apr 27, 2015 10:05:02 AM

Mathew French weighs in on how the need for performance management is changing the face of how Human Resources departments must operate. In reality, there has to be a change. For many managers, the perception of HR is that it operates largely as an administration function. It handles payroll, benefits, processing employees in and out of the company etc. In so many words, HR is a necessary evil. For employees, the perception of HR is that, either direct or vicariously, once HR is gets involved with any issue the solution will not be in favor of the employee.

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Adallom and Salesforce Combine to Protect Against Threats

By Agile Payments News on Apr 26, 2015 10:33:29 AM

Amir Haramaty shares the scoop on Adallom for Salesforce. Adallom is proven cloud security and Salesforces is a customer relationship management, CRM, application that helps companies track and manage employee success. Unfortunately, we live in a world where data breaches are now always from an outside source. Employees, in general, will always have a challenge with management peering over their shoulders. Those employees will have to find a way to adjust, since protecting sensitive data requires a specific set of protocols to be enacted.

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More jobs for developers from the Internet of Things

By Agile Payments News on Apr 25, 2015 9:01:37 AM

The Internet of Things promises to be a job bonanza for developers, and coders can expect plenty of work at very good pay, according to Michael Rasalan, a director at California-based developer research company Evans Data Corp.

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Future Forecast for Cloud Computing and Market Estimates

By Agile Payments News on Apr 24, 2015 10:51:46 AM

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Compare the Cloud CTO On 10 Data Centers in The UK Going Global

By Agile Payments News on Apr 23, 2015 10:07:43 AM

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The Year Of Mobile Payments

By Agile Payments News on Apr 23, 2015 7:51:39 AM

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NCR Platform Takes ATM Ecosystem To The Cloud

By Agile Payments News on Apr 22, 2015 9:05:37 AM

It’s time to cut the cord on ATMs and move them to the cloud.

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Google Wallet Funds Now Insured

By Agile Payments News on Apr 21, 2015 1:00:11 PM

Google Wallet just made its digital wallet a little more secure.

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No Credit Card? No Problem, Say Millennials

By Agile Payments News on Apr 20, 2015 8:26:38 AM

Original post on PYMNTS.Com

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Simple And Recommended SaaS Security Tips - CloudTweaks News

By Agile Payments News on Apr 18, 2015 12:55:34 PM

Simple And Recommended SaaS Security Tips
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After SaaS: Opportunities for Next-Gen CRM - Huffington Post

By Agile Payments News on Apr 18, 2015 8:15:35 AM


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Making Payments Smart and Familiar At The Same Time

By Agile Payments News on Apr 17, 2015 12:14:14 PM

The problem with the mobile revolution is that it has been “coming” for so long without ever actually fully arriving that the idea of eminent ignition has become somewhat easy to discount. Mobile has been technologically accessible to a mass number of Americans for almost a decade, merchants are starting to come around (or be swept along as EMV upgrades often come part and parcel with NFC capabilities) and big name players like Google, Apple, PayPal and Samsung are staking out their space and going after the emerging mobile market.

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Jawbone UP4 fitness tracker lets you pay using American Express

By Agile Payments News on Apr 17, 2015 8:00:27 AM

UP3 fitness wristband tracker may be ready to ship.

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Intel Pushes Payments Into The Internet Of Things

By Agile Payments News on Apr 16, 2015 1:14:13 PM

Ingenico and Intel have partnered to build mobile payment capabilities into a wide array of connected devices for the Internet of Things (IoT) — including intelligent vending machines, kiosks and digital signage, the companies announced at the Transact conference last week.

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The Seven Steps to Cost Savings

By Agile Payments News on Apr 16, 2015 3:14:14 AM

Back in 2011, the U.S. Department of Treasury mandated the implementation of electronic invoicing in support of President Barack Obama’s campaign to cut waste. In the case of the federal government, this executive order reduced the cost of invoicing by as much as 50 percent, or roughly $450 million per year.

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The Heavy Hitters Step Up to the Plate – SaaS Marketing Essentials

By Agile Payments News on Apr 15, 2015 7:59:50 AM

As SaaS marketers know, trust is a key factor in running a successful business. Getting customers to sign up for a Free Trial of your software may, at first, be the result of a strong indoctrination process that gets prospects to know, like, and trust your product. It’s trust that makes buying a product or service easier. Sometimes trust is required to even get prospects to sign up for the Free Trial.

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Tips for College Graduates

By Agile Payments News on Apr 14, 2015 8:08:47 AM

New innovations revitalize the field of business. They multiply the reach of the typical business by allowing one individual to significantly expand his or her reach.

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WordPress Plugins

By Agile Payments News on Apr 14, 2015 7:21:47 AM

If you’re interested in learning more about how to beef up your knowledge about building WordPress plugins, Phil Derksen offers some keen insights. There are some great links to learning resources and developers tools that are sure to come in handy. Those plugins will allow you to customize, modify or enhance your site. Plugins are brilliant because they allow you to avoid having to change your site’s core programming.

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Startup Spending

By Agile Payments News on Apr 13, 2015 8:35:35 AM

It’s easier than one would think for tech companies to overspend at the initial startup stage. Bright minds who dream of unlimited possibilities can cause things to go south in a hurry. Millions of dollars can be wasted in the blink of an eye. A lot of what happened to in the Internet Bubble years lurks just around the corner. Staffing the company with “big hitters” from outside companies and paying them exuberant salaries could be the quicksand of today’s tech market.

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Elements Of A Winning Checkout Experience

By Agile Payments News on Apr 12, 2015 11:00:36 AM

Originally Posted on Forbes:

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