In Other News: NFC FORUM (report); FIRST DATA (SIVB); MASTERCARD (Microsoft); and CBW BANK (award).
NFC FORUM – The NFC Forum announced the publication of a definitive white paper focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Near Field Communication (NFC) in the smart home. Titled ″Simplifying IoT: Connecting, Commissioning, and Controlling with Near Field Communication – NFC Makes the Smart Home a Reality,″ the white paper outlines the future of IoT devices in the smart home and how NFC will help developers and manufacturers bring the benefits of IoT to where we live, work, and play. It is available for download at no charge.
FIRST DATA – First Data, a global leader in commerce enabling technology and solutions, has entered into a strategic agreement with Silicon Valley Bank, the bank of the world’s most innovative companies and their investors. First Data, which powers 28% of global eCommerce, will work with SVB to facilitate payment acceptance for the bank’s clients throughout their lifecycle.
MASTERCARD – MasterCard announced it will collaborate with Microsoft to bring simple and secure e-commerce payments to Microsoft Dynamics users. Simplify Commerce, a uniquely versatile, highly secure and incredibly simple cloud-based payments platform, helps businesses grow by maximizing online and mobile sales. Through this collaboration, Microsoft Dynamics customers will have one system that connects their end-to-end planning and sales.
CBW – Suresh Ramamurthi, chairman and chief technology officer of Weir, Kan.-based CBW Bank, has been honored as one of the 2016 “Digital Bankers of the Year” by American Banker, for leading the development and launch of the industry’s first digital banking architecture that enables real-time payments across multiple channels.