Payments, Software & Technology – January 7, 2010

  • The Bank ChannelThe Innovation Decision Tree
    January 7, 2010 – I like this concept…I may have to build my own decision tree and share more publicly.
  • BankerVisionThe In-Betweeners
    January 7, 2010 – A powerful statement in a compelling post:

    “Because making things happen is not a 9 to 5 job any more. The conversation continues 24 x 7. Some of those conversations have unusual levels of significance.”

  • Marketing Tea Party by Ron ShevlinBuilding A Customer Relationship Infrastructure
    January 7, 2010 – THIS!

    “These are the things marketers should be wrestling with in 2010. Social media is a tool. It’s like a hammer. If you’re building a house, sure, you need a good hammer. But if you don’t have a good blueprint for what you’re building, the best tool in the world won’t be of that much help.”

  • US ISV Developer CommunityIs Your Company Ready for S+S?
    January 7, 2010 – Many of my cloud evangelist friends/colleagues may scoff at this…but I have to admit a soft spot for the Microsoft term of “Software + Services”. It is poorly explained and, frankly, over-used. But, the core concept of distinguishing (to a degree) fully-hosted vs. hosted with a local software component still, at least to me, remains an important story.

    This is particularly true in the world of commerce. Deployment options for payment solutions are varied…and one that is oft overlooked is a local software component connecting to the hosted service offered by a software company…and then, subsequently, connected to a Commerce Services Platform as offered by IP Commerce.

  • tecosystemsAndroids, Tablets and Skylights, Oh My: The Q&A
    January 7, 2010 – I admit to being a technology geek…and the news about tablet computing that (may or may not) be upcoming at the end of January is intriguing. Of particular interest, at least to me, is the impact this could have on the carriers. This quote is rather compelling:

    “Second, the carriers face an uncertain future: decreased control over their customer base on the one hand, and exponential growth in network demand on the other. The good news, however, is that with that demand comes additional revenue, because unlike cable or DSL which can easily be shared amongst multiple machines, most of these mobile internet devices have dedicated WWAN connections, each with its own price tag”

  • Schneier on SecurityPost-Underwear-Bomber Airport Security
    January 7, 2010 – One of the interesting things about following security blogs is that they cover situations/issues that are wider ranging than just commerce-related issues. But the learnings, and perhaps attitudes, expressed in larger security attitudes is of value for those of you who desire to become more versed in commerce security in specific (and risk management in general).
  • Daring FireballNil by Mouth
    January 7, 2010 – stunningly beautiful writing.

January 7, 2010

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