Morpho is a new member of Mobey Forum, a global industry association empowering banks and other financial institutions to lead in the future of mobile financial services. Mobey Forum has liaison partnerships with several industry associations at varying degrees of involvement.
NACHA added State Bank and Trust Company as a Direct Financial Institution Member. NACHA oversees the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network, utilized by all types of financial institutions as a safe, secure, and reliable network for direct account-to-account consumer, business, and government payments, and annually facilitates billions of Direct Deposit via ACH and Direct Payment via ACH transactions. State Bank may now vote directly on Rules ballots, nominate candidates to serve on NACHA’s Board of Directors, and participate in NACHA Councils, along with other 47 direct members, consisting of 30 financial institutions and 17 regional payment associations.
Bank of America, BNP Paribas and PostFinance have join officially joined the Mobey Forum not-for-profit organization for a sustainable and prosperous mobile financial services ecosystem. This was announced at the first meeting the Forum held for 2011, for which participating organizations can actively engage in the work of the association to accelerate the mass market deployment of mobile financial services. Specifically, Bank of America, BNP Paribas and PostFinance will contribute to dedicated task forces, workgroups and member meetings. Other participating members include banks, financial institutions, mobile network operators, mobile handset manufacturers, payment processors and vendors.
OKI Data Americas’ OKI Printing Solutions brand has launched the “C610 Series” and the “C711 Series” digital
color printers designed for medium and large workgroups.
The C610 Series comes in four configurations
that deliver a compact footprint of just 17.1â x 21.5â x 13.4â and best
in class print speeds up to 32 ppm color and 34 ppm mono. With a
monthly duty cycle of 75,000 pages, itâs a perfect fit for
small-to-medium sized businesses and medium workgroups enabling output
with sharp detail and rich, dramatic color. The C711 Series is designed to fit comfortably in any office environment
with a footprint of 17.1â x 21.5â x 15.3â and comes in three
configurations. Users can control color printing on both series through a no-charge
utility called Color Access Policy Manager (CAPM) from OKI Printing
Solutions. CAPM allows for the control, monitoring and tracking of color
by defining who can print and what gets printed, making color printing
on these devices even more cost effective. Access levels can be assigned
by user name, PC/Server name, application, file name and even web site
The NFC Forum non-profit industry association and the Mobey Forum
financial industry forum have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in
Oulu, Finland. Providing banks mobile financial services, the Mobey
Forum hopes to further efforts to create open standards for the delivery
of services through this latest development. Aimed at offering secure
and interoperable mobile financial transactions on a standardized
payment platform, the memorandum agreement coincides with the NFC Forum
all-members meeting in Oulu on August 31-September 6. During the NFC
Forum, 140 NFC Forum member organizations convene to advance initiatives
focused on bringing NFC products and services to market.
The nonprofit consortium that promotes, protects and standardizes Linux
by hosting technical and legal workgroups, events and online resources
has launched a new affinity credit card. The new “Linux Foundation Visa
Platinum” will generate $50 for every activated card as well as a
percentage of every purchase to go directly towards providing community
technical events and travel grants for open source community members in
order to accelerate Linux innovation. The new card is the result of a
partnership with CardPartner and is issued through UMB Bank.
The new Linux card is only available to U.S. residents but will expand
in the coming months. In 2007 the “Linux Fund VISA” was relaunched by
U.S. Bank in 2007. The card was formerly issued by MBNA for The Linux
Fund. (CF Library 8/22/07)
HBOS has finalized contracts with Global DataCenter Management
(GDCM), providing that the Data Center will manage the Bank’s data
using its “nlyte” solution. This solution will be implemented in HBOS
data centers to afford management the capacity to handle environmental
changes without increasing workloads or costs and provide a more
thorough understanding of data center assets. The “nlyte” management
tool provides companies with hardware, capacity and power
management for maximum efficiency and better allocation of assets.
DialPro Northwest has contracted with Pemco Technologies to design and install a corporate wide unified communications system. The DialPro solution will provide employees with a choice of how they access their business messages, from voice, fax or email, using a single interface. The system will feature a unified messaging solution that integrates into the company’s Microsoft Exchange email system and will include a voice portal that will provide key workgroups with seamless access to critical communication tools and business applications throughout the day, no matter where they are Ã¢Â at work, at home or on the road. The solutions are expected to boost Pemco’s worker productivity. DialPro Northwest is a leading provider of enterprise voice messaging and unified communications solutions. Pemco Technologies provides payment solutions to the financial industry.
Seattle-based BioPassword has introduced a new authentication system that combines a user’s standard login credentials with the behavioral biometric of keystroke dynamics. BioPassword multifactor authentication software solution authenticates users and reduces fraud over the Internet. BioPassword Internet Edition provides organizations the only unobtrusive and cost-effective solution for monitoring and enforcing authentication of online users based on a simple, yet powerful combination of the user’s standard login credentials (userID and password) with the behavioral biometric of keystroke dynamics (their unique typing rhythm). BioPassword provides enterprise security software solutions for multifactor authentication and reducing fraud using the biometric science of keystroke dynamics.
Four smart card manufacturers have teamed to form a non-profit association dedicated to fostering and facilitating the usage of smart cards to make payments. The Smart Payment Alliance was created by Axalto, Gemplus, Giesecke & Devrient, and Oberthur Card Systems. The strategy of SPA is to position itself as a partner of EMVCo and to bolster VISA and MasterCard actions on EMV specifications and their implementation. The SPA will also devise joint industry specifications for value-added applications, which is not covered by the payment associations. The four manufacturers also encouraged card vendors, terminal vendors, and payment associations to join the association.
Four smart card manufacturers have teamed to form a non-profit association dedicated to fostering and facilitating the usage of smart cards to make payments. The Smart Payment Alliance was created by Axalto, Gemplus, Giesecke & Devrient, and Oberthur Card Systems. The strategy of SPA is to position itself as a partner of EMVCo
and to bolster VISA and MasterCard actions on EMV specifications and
their implementation. The SPA will also devise joint industry specifications for value-added applications, which is not covered by the payment associations. The four manufacturers also encouraged card vendors, terminal vendors, and payment associations to join the association.
Daman Consulting, a pioneer in the growing Business Intelligence industry, announced it has received the Brio Excellence in Partnering Award. This award is given each year to just one company worldwide. Daman’s partnership with Drive Financial Services LP won the award for creating an interactive reporting and analysis solution.
“This is great recognition for Daman,” noted Norman Comstock, OLAP solutions director for Daman. “This award is a testament to Daman’s breadth of knowledge, not only in terms of Brio’s suite of tools and applications, but also in terms of the business needs at Drive Financial that were the impetus for creating a solution.”
Drive Financial is a financial services company that purchases retail installment contracts from a variety of car dealerships. Drive’s executives needed a reporting and analysis solution that would allow them to analyze key performance indicators down to the Associate level on a daily basis. Of course, Drive needed a solution that could be quickly deployed and deliver immediate results.
After purchasing Brio Intelligence software and Microsoft’s SQL Server, Daman Consulting was brought in to aid in the creation and implementation of the solution. A BI Gold Partner of Microsoft and a long-term partner of Brio Software, Daman quickly developed a plan for getting a solution up and running quickly. Within 90 days, Drive had the reporting and analysis capabilities it needed for its Servicing functions. The results came immediately: during the first month of operations there was an increase in both efficiency and overall performance within the Servicing group.
“I feel extremely positive with the results we delivered in working with Brio over a very short period of time,” noted Kevin Kleibrink, vice president of knowledge management for Drive Financial. “There is no question in my mind that the partnership created on this project has been extremely successful in delivering immediate results.”
The award program provides Brio partners the opportunity to be recognized and rewarded for significant contributions in delivering cutting-edge solutions and services using Brio’s technology. The Excellence in Partnering award recognizes a partner that utilized its implementation skills to deliver a total Brio solution. This award must be validated by a customer testimonial.
About Brio Software
Brio Software is the leading provider of next-generation business intelligence tools and applications that help Global 3000 companies achieve breakthrough business performance. Widely recognized as one of the easiest-to-use and deploy solutions in the industry, the Brio Performance Suite&trade expands business intelligence beyond advanced query and analysis technologies to include powerful information delivery through enterprise-class reporting and personalized performance dashboards. Used by nearly 70 percent of the Fortune 100, Brio products empower individuals, workgroups and executives in an organization to turn enterprise information into actionable insight, so superior decisions and business performance result. Founded in 1989, and headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, Brio products and services can be found around the globe at [http://www.brio.com].
About Daman Consulting
Daman Consulting provides advanced enterprise business intelligence solutions for a broad range of industries. Daman’s offerings enable enterprises to fully leverage information assets across all channels of corporate operation and communication. The Daman approach combines traditional data analysis, data warehousing, data access and OLAP implementations with more holistic services, which are geared towards integrating operational and analytical systems. These services include enterprise portal implementations, closed-loop analysis, intelligent enterprise integration, and adaptive information architectures. Greater profitability is the result of improved enterprise decision-making and responsiveness based on real-time business intelligence. For more information, visit Daman’s Web site at [http://www.damanconsulting.com].