National Bankruptcies & Unemployment Post Promising Figures

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] U.S. consumer bankruptcy filings totaled 100,980 nationwide during November for a 12% drop from the year ago figure of 114,587- just as national unemployment finally started showing movement away from the stubborn 9%, from where the rate has not moved more than .2% in either direction for a year, all the…

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cPanel partners dotMobi to enhance m-Web solution

cPanel and dotMobi partnered to make available the “goMobi” mobile website builder via the cPanel platform, allowing cPanel Web hosting companies to offer a leading-edge way to connect with on-the-go consumers and prospects. The “goMobi” solution gives Web hosting companies a way to tap the mobile Web market, from which over 50% are more likely to buy. The “goMobi” cloud service can build a sophisticated mobile friendly website in minutes at a price point designed for small-to-medium businesses. This lets cPanel users offer a very powerful mobile site builder. cPanel is launching a substantially enhanced version of goMobi, which brings a range of new templates, the ability to create custom forms, video content embedding, and integration with leading m-commerce solutions like PayPal and Google Checkout.

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WISeKey & Bancorp Ink MoU, Form Payment JV

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] WISeKey and The Bancorp have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a joint venture to deploy and secure financial services internationally via the “WISeID” platform. With this, they will integrate WISeKey’s Digital Identity Management platform into Bancorp’s technology infrastructure, allowing Bancorp customers trusted identities for online payment transactions. Certain procedural…

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Sage ISV Offers Software Developers PCI Compliant Payments

Sage North America expanded its Sage Development Partner Program for its Sage Payment Solutions division. The program enables an independent software vendor (ISV) to offer integrated, Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant credit card, debit card, and ACH payments within their on-premises or Web-based software products. ISVs who integrate their products to the Sage Exchange integrated payments platform will remove those products from the scope of the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS). Sage Exchange provides full compliance with the PA-DSS.

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LightSpeed Implements iPad Interactive POS

LightSpeed retail technology for the “iGeneration” launched LightSpeed for iPad, retail’s first truly interactive customer-experience platform. LightSpeed for iPad allows retailers to offer a next-level personalized selling experience combined with inventory scanning, wireless payments and the powerful retail workflows of LightSpeed, all on the world’s most popular tablet. The “LightSpeed” for iPad is an interactive sales tool that elevates the shopping experience with high-resolution display, offering detailed images of store inventory that is not close at hand, whether it’s apparel, hard goods or large items where the increased size of the image provides important detail. Transactions can be completed with a few taps and a credit card swipe, all right on the iPad.

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Prime Factors Touches on Tokenization Guidance

Prime Factors has released its white paper on how tokenization reduces the cost of PCI compliance and provides guidance the PCI Council failed to provide in its guidelines for tokenization. Prime Factors sponsored the white paper, authored by Adrian Lane of the data security analyst firm Securosis. Titled, “Tokenization Guidance: How to reduce PCI compliance costs,” it is available as a free download on the Prime Factors website. It addresses concerns left dangling by the PCI Council and is the result of dozens of interviews, hundreds of hours of research and a deep dive into deployment, auditing and scope reduction concerns that people have regarding tokens.

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GAO RFID Asset Tracking Intros POS Reader

GAO RFID Asset Tracking launched its advanced high frequency RFID reader writer, an ideal solution for integration into POS systems where multiple tag reads for long sequences of items are required such as jewellery applications, laundry management and document tracking. This compact RFID interrogator, model 233004, operates at 13.56 MHz and is certified for CE and FCC. It is compliant with ISO 15693 standard for vicinity transponders and is capable of reading multiple tags simultaneously from a maximum distance of up to 30 cm. The smart reader/writer communicates with a computer via an RS232 interface for data exchange and offers 3 LEDs for efficient status indication.

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Chase to add 800 ATMs with ampm in 5 Western States

Chase is expanding its nationwide network of ATMs with approximately 800 locations in ARCO-branded ampm locations in California as well as Washington, Arizona, Oregon and Nevada. About 75% of the expansion will be in California, bringing the total number of Chase ATMs in California to nearly 4,000. The new Chase ATMs began arriving in participating ampm stores in late November, and most will be installed by the end of March 2012.

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Bomgar Lends Bon-Ton POS Remote Support

The Bon-Ton switched to Bomgar remote support solutions to provide reliable, secure remote IT support for its associates and POS systems. The IT support team at Bon-Ton needed to eliminate the hit-and-miss support that stunted productivity of their technicians. With 15,000 devices to support, 10,000 of which are POS systems, Bon-Ton needed a solution to securely support a multitude of devices in remote locations.

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SCL Prepaid/FX PCI DSS Level 1 Certified

SCL independent prepaid and foreign exchange point of sale systems provider, has achieved PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider certification. Now retailers, banks, shopping malls, bureau de change and travel agencies can access a fully approved PCI compliant system to manage the activation and sale of their prepaid, gift and travel money cards as well as foreign exchange services. SCL was assessed by independent Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), Blackfoot UK.

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GlobalPlatform Extends Compliance

GlobalPlatform has extended its compliance program to validate that a secure product meets the requirements outlined in the new GlobalPlatform Basic Financial Configuration. This technical advancement has been progressed by GlobalPlatform to meet industry demand for a qualification process, which confirms that a financial card product operates within the payment landscape as defined by GlobalPlatform Card Specification and expected by the industry. This will qualify financial products to promote market consistency and ensure long-term compatibility.

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