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What is a White Hat Hacker? A Day in the Life

Posted on Jun 05, 2018
As a business owner, getting hacked is one of the worst things that can happen.  Whether for financial gain, revenge or pure joy, bad actors exploit vulnerabilities in your IT infrastructure — and they now have access to your sensitive data:  They do this to steal information (such as credit card numbers). They hold your data hostage until you pay a ransom of some sort. They simply corrupt your system for no reason. 
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, ISV/VAR

6 Ways Using Apps with Your POS System Streamlines Your Business

Posted on Mar 13, 2018
When it comes to payment integration, e-commerce merchants have it pretty good. There are tons of plugins they can use to enhance their online shopping carts, including:  CRM modules Accounting apps ERP add-ons  Brick-and-mortar retail merchants also have these opportunities. As cashiers increasingly switch to tablets, mobile devices and other touchscreen interfaces, demand for innovative and cost-effective payment integration has gone up.
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Topics: Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends, ISV/VAR

5 Things ISVs Need to Know About PCI Compliance and Payment Security

Posted on Feb 21, 2018
As an independent software vendor (ISV), functionality and integration have always been central to what you do. When a client commissions a new software application, your job is to make sure it works as expected.  Yet, the scope of this responsibility continues to expand as more clients request payment integration with their projects. Not only must these applications work, but they also have to comply with PCI guidelines to maintain data security. 
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Topics: Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, ISV/VAR

Keeping Up with Payments - A Comprehensive Resource Guide

Posted on Feb 19, 2018
Did you know that retail digital commerce on desktop and mobile reached $100 billion in the third quarter of 2017 for the fourth consecutive quarter? That’s not just impressive, it’s also a pretty good indicator on what the future of online payments holds.  The problem is that the world of online payments is changing so rapidly, it can be a challenge to keep up. Sometimes, all the latest news about the advancements in payments doesn't even make sense. That’s why we’ve put together this handy list of resources to resolve that problem.
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Topics: Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, Payment Trends, ISV/VAR

The Importance of Fintech in 2018

Posted on Feb 15, 2018
For decades, traditional banks have helped finance a range of disruptive technologies and businesses, from Skype to Amazon to solar panels.  Yet, despite making few improvements to their own business models, these banks have largely avoided disruption themselves. Paul Volcker, former Federal Reserve Chairman, even wrote an op-ed in 2009 titled, “The only thing useful [that] banks have invented in 20 years is the ATM.” 
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Topics: Financial Institutions, Payment Technology, ISV/VAR

How Will Self-Driving Vehicles Impact the Car Rental Industry?

Posted on Feb 09, 2018
America’s love affair with the automobile is more than a century old. Karl Benz is often credited with developing the first commercially viable car in 1886. This was followed by Ford’s Model T in 1908 — the first car for the masses.  Even so, it can be argued that the introduction of the Eisenhower Highway System in 1956 changed the driving landscape forever. By connecting the country, these interstate highways created new cottage industries that, in turn, created their own cottage industries.  For example, rental cars became truly mainstream during the ’50s and ’60s. This spurred demand for innovative applications and processes to help handle the influx of more drivers on the road. 
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Topics: Payment Technology, ISV/VAR

Helping Hotels Compete in an Airbnb World

Posted on Feb 05, 2018
In 2017, Airbnb recorded an estimated 100 million “guest arrivals.” Not too shabby for a company that’s only 10 years old. Airbnb’s success is bad news for the larger hospitality industry. The aforementioned number represents 100 million potential travelers who could’ve — but didn’t — stay with conventional hotels and motels.  Admittedly, not everyone who stays at an Airbnb home is in the market for traditional lodging. Like, the platform largely caters to budget travelers who go abroad only because affordable accommodations exist in their destination cities. This explains why for every 10 percent increase in Airbnb guests, there’s only a 0.35 percent decrease in hotel revenues.
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Topics: Software and Payment Integration, ISV/VAR

Do We Still Need Humans for Human Resources?

Posted on Jan 26, 2018
Human resources departments typically cover a broad range of roles, but their core responsibilities fall into three main categories:  Recruitment and staffing On-the-job training Employee termination  Professionals in this field often have backgrounds in business administration or psychology. They’re selected using a number of characteristics such as compassion, approachability and interpersonal communication skills — i.e., areas that long have been the sole purview of humans.  But with the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning, robots could eventually replace us in any number of disciplines — including human resources.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, ISV/VAR

What Are Integrated Payments And How Can They Help Your Business?

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
Integrating payment technology within the software you use to run your business will make it possible to streamline operations. Integrated payments provide greater accuracy and time savings, as you don't need to manually enter transactions from one platform to another. With all your transactions in one place, reporting and reconciliation become a breeze. Integrated payments make relationship management, accounting, and payment processing all work seamlessly together.
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Topics: Software and Payment Integration, ISV/VAR

Welcome to the BluePay Blog!

Whether you're a small business, an enterprise corporation, a financial institution, or a software partner, we have created a series of blog posts to help you and your customers, learn more about the complex nature of payments. Take a look to learn how payments can help to simplify your business operation, and may even help to grow your revenue.

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