San Francisco-based Mellanox Technologies unveiled the availability of hyper converged platforms for enterprise private clouds and telecom service providers. The reference platforms utilize VMware vSphere 6’s advanced features, including VMware Virtual SAN 6’s all-flash, and the VMware NSX network virtualization platform, connected over Mellanox’s 40Gb/s Ethernet inbox driver with DPDK support running over SwitchX switches, ConnectX-3 Pro Network Interface Cards (NICs), and LinkX cables.
New research found that by 2020 the average internet user will have over 200 online accounts. Each new account brings yet another password for overwhelmed users to remember, thus threatening the overall security of their online identity.
Diners in New York City will now be able to use their smartphones to pay their bill at restaurants throughout the city, as Zapper launches their mobile payments app and marketing service at local establishments this month.
Hyperwallet has repositioned itself to deliver a clearer message of its products and services, specifically: Mass Payments. The Company has updated its corporate logo, a fresh slogan, a redesigned website, and a new product line of Mass Payments Solutions.
AcceptEmail e-bill payment has selected Worldpay to power its international e-billing solutions. AcceptEmail is the digital replacement for paper bills, reminders, bounced direct debits or payment plans. It allows consumers to pay their bills securely and directly from their e-mail inbox on a PC or notebook, tablet or smart phone. Real-time generated images convey the current bill status, resulting in an intuitive payment experience. Worldpay’s global payment capabilities and range of alternative payment types mean AcceptEmail customers are now able to pay using many of their preferred currency, language and payment methods, swiftly and simply.
ShopKeep announced Custom Email Receipts , a significant enhancement to its point-of-sale solution that hits the market just one week after a range of other upgrades targeted at bars and restaurants. Customized Email Receipts’ key capabilities include better branding, social media, allows users to collect feedback and use big data to boost profitability, special offers and an entirely ‘owned’ database: Enjoy complete ownership and access to your mailing list at all times.Unlike other point-of-sale providers, all customer information, including email addresses, collected through the ShopKeep POS belongs to the business owner. Other vendors claim that data as their own and sell it.
Wells Fargo announced Wells Fargo customers completed more than one billion paperless transactions at its ATMs since 2009 and now have the option to conclude a transaction without an ATM receipt or to select a receipt to be sent to an Online Banking inbox, a designated personal e-mail account, or a mobile phone number. Customers have avoided using more than 300 million feet of receipt paper which could circle the earth’s circumference more than two times – approximately 63,000 miles. To increase the choices available to customers and further reduce paper waste, a text receipt option was offered to customers at Wells Fargo ATMs nationwide in June 2013. Wells Fargo was the first bank to offer email and text receipt options to its customers.
BillGuard finance protection company, unveiled its free app for iPhone, offering the only tool for combatting the $14 billion dollars lost by American cardholders to unwanted “grey charges.” The BillGuard iPhone App is the culmination of the company’s pioneering work, crowdsourcing and analyzing millions of consumer-disputed transactions. The new app offers consumers a smart, fast way to track their credit and debit card spending and facilitates hassle-free refunds and subscription cancellations directly with merchants. With the help of a self-learning “Smart Inbox,” users can swipe through prioritized charges in an email-like interface. Working together, users identify charges that are questionable and provide community-edited merchant information that can help others quickly recognize even cryptic charges. When a charge is repeatedly disputed by others it is prioritized for all cardholders with a similar charge for their quick review.
Foursquare has deployed Cirrus Insight on its AppExchange business apps marketplace, a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox that instantly displays contextual Salesforce information alongside emails in Gmail. This allows Foursquare’s sales team to ultimately view Salesforce contacts, create new leads, and save emails to Salesforce from their Gmail app. Available now, Cirrus Insight enables Foursquare employees to more efficiently focus on their members and partners. Cirrus Insight brings together two leading cloud business apps, Salesforce and Gmail, to boost productivity and results.
After introducing an e-receipt option at its ATMs, Wells Fargo & Company announced customers used its service more than 100 million times. Wells Fargo Online Banking customers have the choice to either have an ATM receipt sent to an Online Banking inbox or to a designated personal e-mail account, used by 12% of bank ATM customers. E-receipts offer customers a convenient option to keep track of their transaction receipts in one place. Customers can set e-receipts as their preferred way to receive their ATM receipts making the transaction quicker and more convenient.
YESpay International launched its “StoreManager” Mobile Payments App, supporting Magnetic Swipe and NFC Contactless card payments. Available for Android, BlackBerry and iPhone smartphones, “StoreManager” is effectively a mobile version of a POS card payments device for mobile merchants. It also lets merchants make recurring payments using pre-stored card tokens for regular customers. With this, YESpay EMBOSS Payment Service host disseminates alert messages to the StoreManager App when potential fraud events are detected.
NNT PCI DSS and general security and compliance solutions launched Version 5 of its NNT Change Tracker and NNT Log Tracker Enterprise software suite. The software is specifically designed to improve payment security and protect against network threats and data breaches in-line with the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which requires organizations that store, process or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to information security controls and processes that ensure data protection. NNT Change Tracker manages the file integrity monitoring (FIM), system hardening and configuration change monitoring aspects of the PCI DSS, enabling organizations to audit IT systems for vulnerabilities and then set a baseline to monitor changes to configurations, file systems, registries and settings, with an easy to use and secure dashboard that ensures systems are, and remain, compliant.