Category archives: Platform

Platform: core to the business, not a feature

Periodically, when I’m in the middle of a blog post, I will poke through my various interfaces to the world of social media to see if anything interesting (or perhaps sufficiently distracting) is happening.  Just minutes ago, a twitter post… continue reading »

Commerce Enrollment: Save Time, Make Money, Add Value

One of the challenges of providing an integrated payments software solution is activation. For those not familiar with the vagaries of the payments industry, the process of being approved to process payments is lengthy and frequently confusing.  Typically, the experience… continue reading »

Innovation In Payments: a reality, not a theory

This post is a continuation in my “So…what does IP Commerce do?” series.  Before diving into explanation, I feel it important to discuss a term that is oft misused.  “Innovation”  Innovation can be defined as: A creation (new device or… continue reading »

What is a Platform?: a discussion from the past

I’ve written, a fair amount, on the concept of a platform.  The term, while wildly popular, is one of those that is defined differently by everyone who uses it.  I, typically, tend to favour the definition: A platform aligns the… continue reading »

Multi-Sided Markets: a thought exercise

One of the most interesting things about plane flights is the time to actually sit and ponder.  Perhaps it is the disconnected nature…perhaps it is the compressed air…or, most likely, it is the fellow sitting next to me with his… continue reading »

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