What are Mobile Payments?

Shannon Andrade | VIEW PROFILE

August 22, 2012

Mobile Payments

Mobile payments are a new form of transaction that uses mobile devices to make payments from a user’s bank account or credit card account. Mobile payments require both a software and hardware component to operate. The software component of a mobile payment system includes a...

Small Business, Big Opportunity – Credit Card Acceptance

Michael Gavin | VIEW PROFILE

July 30, 2012

Small Business Credit Card Processing

According to a recent report from Intuit Small Business, an astounding 55 percent, or 14.85 million, of small businesses in the U.S. do not accept credit cards. It’s estimated that these businesses miss out on a potential 100 billion dollars in annual sales. These are amazing...

What is NFC?

Marc Castrechini | VIEW PROFILE

July 5, 2012

Near Field Communications

Industry analysts predict that 50 percent of smartphones will be NFC (near-field communication) enabled by 2015. In that same year, it’s anticipated that NFC-facilitated transactions will reach US$74 billion. Last year, 30 million NFC-enabled handsets, from leading manufacturers...

What is Genius?

Dan Dufault | VIEW PROFILE

June 12, 2012

Genius Customer Engagement Platform

A sea of change is on the horizon in the payments industry. Daily introductions of new payment solutions and value-added offerings are creating a constant, building cadence of entries that are flooding the industry. The deluge of new providers coupled with increasing demands...

The Future is Customer Engagement

Henry Helgeson | VIEW PROFILE

June 12, 2012

Genius Customer Engagement Platform

This is a very exciting time in the industry. There is an onslaught of new entries to the marketplace and, while emerging payment types including mobile wallets, NFC, EMV, and QR codes have not reached mass adoption, there is a major paradigm shift on the horizon. In fact,...

Is 'Being Google' enough to jump start adoption of the new wallet?

Patrick Turiano | VIEW PROFILE

June 6, 2011

Patrick Turiano |

Since the release of the Google Wallet last week many industry experts and analysts have honed in on the idea that “being Google” is just not enough to make mobile payments become mainstream, but it could get the attention of the mainstream.  And we concur.  One of the...

Visa launches Mobile Wallet

Patrick Turiano | VIEW PROFILE

May 27, 2011

Patrick Turiano |

When one door closes another opens, as the old saying goes. Google launched Google Wallets on May 26th in partnership with Mastercard.  Is Visa soon to follow? We had barely digested the news that Isis would abandon plans to develop its mobile payments network in favor of...

Changing habits will drive Mobile Payments Acceptance

Patrick Turiano | VIEW PROFILE

May 20, 2011

Patrick Turiano |

The recent news that Isis, the  joint venture between AT&T Mobility, Verizon Mobile and T-Mobile and Discover is abandoning its pursuit of creating a mobile payments network and instead will focus on developing a basic mobile wallet, got me thinking.Is a ...

Credit card data theft declines, but theft of mobile data is on the move

Patrick Turiano | VIEW PROFILE

April 20, 2011

Patrick Turiano |

The Verizon Business 2011 Data Breach report was issued this week and we were not surprised to learn that theft of personal credit card information declined in 2010. This was due in large part from saturation within the market of this information as a result...

Gold, silver or bronze for Salt Lake City ISIS trial?

Markiyan Malko | VIEW PROFILE

April 14, 2011

Markiyan Malko |

“And the ISIS trial city for mobile payments is awarded to (drum roll, please)….Salt Lake City.”This isn’t the first time Salt Lake City has been the centerpiece of extravagant proportions. The 2002 Winter Olympics were held there nine years ago (that was a Yogi Berra-ism,...