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Harnessing Wordpress

By Agile Payments News on Apr 9, 2015 8:05:09 AM

WordPress is one of the most popular back-ends for websites to use. Some estimates say that nearly 19% of all websites use WordPress.

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Active or Passive Marketing

By Agile Payments News on Apr 8, 2015 8:10:10 AM

As technology evolves and Internet-based applications become more interactive with users, the most effective methods of marketing become active rather than passive. This change has forced businesses to rethink the very way that they market to even their most established consumer bases.

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Customer Experience

By Agile Payments News on Apr 7, 2015 8:00:38 AM

"Is Your Customer Experience Technology Helpful or Creepy?" by Jeannie Walters serves as a brief, but invaluable, wake up call for those in business and business owners to take responsibility for their customer
experience technology. The article outlines the role of technology at SXSW and then segues into a slideshow, which emphasizes different points to consider in evaluating your customer experience technology. The slideshow equally emphasizes the need for transparency and the need to appeal in regards to customer service. By utilizing statistics, outlines, and quotes, Walters drives home the need for transparency regarding customer privacy and information. Furthermore, using the same techniques, she explains the need for customer service technology that is trendy and not just a novelty.

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Hidden Costs

By Agile Payments News on Apr 3, 2015 11:00:25 AM

There's plenty of visible and hidden costs when it comes to running a business, but one of the most threatening ones tends to be the cost of fighting internal threats. These are the types of unseen attacks that can
ravage your business, annoy your employees, and eat away at your profits.

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Top 5 Must Haves Before Integrating with a Payment Gateway

By Agile Payments News on Mar 31, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Top 5 must haves before integrating with any Payment Gateway.

The #1 MUST HAVE is probably the least thought about decision making criteria yet arguably the most important.

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Analyzing your customers

By Gene Krause on Mar 26, 2015 8:15:12 AM

 

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Customer early warning systems

By Gene Krause on Mar 26, 2015 8:00:14 AM

Amanda Saunders reminds marketers how important it is to put an early warning system in place to put out potential fires that might result from ignoring your customer’s needs. Every customer need unmet is a threat to a potential up-sell. Data-driven alerts permit you to become far more proactive in managing your customers. Your customer-facing team is valuable, but their feedback can sometimes be anecdotal and predictable.

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Google's Pony Express

By Wayne Akey on Mar 25, 2015 11:16:57 AM

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Challenges with sales reps

By Gene Krause on Mar 24, 2015 8:00:48 AM

There’s a lot of pressure put on sales reps to produce. It’s a tough game that often produces quick burnout. To make things even worse, many sales reps arrive at work each day with the fear they’re only as “good” as their last sale. Sam Laber shares some excellent suggestions about what managers and sales development reps can each do to make life bearable in the trenches.

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Where employees spend their time on the Web

By Gene Krause on Mar 23, 2015 8:15:30 AM

At a glance, Liam McIvor Martin has provided the world with some critical information about how and where employees spend their time on the Web. Keep in mind that the keyword is ‘employees’. What it may indicate is that the most used website (Google Docs) and the most used app (Skype) are tools that people use to communicate fast and effectively. They’re also free, and that’s good. These are tools that are not likely to be replaced because they’re basic without all the bells and whistles that can distract a person.

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Data Hostaging in Payment Processing

By Agile Payments News on Mar 20, 2015 4:00:28 PM

Data Hostaging in the Payment Processing World.

You may have heard of someone’s computer being hijacked with messaging demanding they pay for alleged wrong doings or to be able to get important data back. Typically referred to as Ransomware, this malware holds your computer hostage by encrypting its data or by making it inaccessible in some way. The user is then hit then demands to pay ransom money to the cybercriminal who installed the malware. For more information a good post by Andy O’Donnell [http://netsecurity.about.com/bio/Andy-O-Donnell- 82564.htm] is at: http://goo.gl/3ymh6d

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Why creating buyer personas are good for business

By Gene Krause on Mar 19, 2015 2:00:38 PM

 

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Duplicate content on LinkedIn

By Gene Krause on Mar 19, 2015 2:00:29 PM

 

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Falling short on SaaS pricing

By Gene Krause on Mar 19, 2015 2:00:10 PM

 

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Configurability and Customization

By Gene Krause on Mar 18, 2015 1:37:57 PM

Is Your Staff Aware Of The Difference Between Configurability and Customization?

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Anti-CEO Traits?

By Gene Krause on Mar 18, 2015 1:35:06 PM

Do You Exhibit Any Of These Anti-CEO Traits? Are You Sure?

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Why Mobile Payments Aren’t Working and How to Fix It

By Wayne Akey on Mar 18, 2015 9:53:49 AM

If you are an Old School fan, and really who isn't ? - you know the scene I am talking about: Will Farrell naked, and standing in the middle of the street saying to his wife “Everybody’s doing it”

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