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Cool Companies Interview Series – About Big Content with Treparel  

Posted on September 11th, 2014 by

“Today, CIOs and Business Decision-makers are seeking more flexible and investment-friendly models with ongoing access to a service.”

There’s so much buzz around Big Data – but how about Big Content? Surely, an up and coming area, getting sexier as usage cases expand. For example, you watch your sales drop in a certain region – it’s good that you’re tracking, but the next more important step is to understand why they dropped, and – even more importantly – what you are going to do about it. […]

Back to School TIP: Top 10 Myths of Payment Processors

Posted on September 10th, 2014 by

It’s September, which means, summer’s officially over and everyone’s going back to school, and back to school shopping means lots and lots of commerce. But just as every calculator isn’t a scientific calculator, neither is every payment processor a digital commerce provider.  The problem is, when the packaging looks the same, called the same thing and they both claim to provide the same functionality – how do you tell the difference?

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Fields of Gold for (e)Commerce – Happy 20th Birthday!

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

This month marks the 20th birthday of ecommerce – it’s been two decades since NetMarket sold “Ten Summoner’s Tales” by Sting (as a physical CD, of course, not a download – we weren’t that advanced back then, plus the disc would have taken hours to download on dial-up). We’ve come a long way since SSL technology finally enabled secure payments by protecting personal information and Amazon sold only books. Now, the online retailer sells everything from boots to bookends, and has millions of competitors aiming for a piece of the online sales pie.

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It’s Time to Graduate from PayPal

Posted on May 13th, 2014 by

Ahhh, it’s that time of year again. Diplomas are being rolled, commencement speeches are being written, caps with tassels are being tossed, and the sound of Pomp and Circumstance is filling the air – graduation time is upon us. Graduation – the intersection of education and anticipation – where individuals take all that they’ve learned and apply it towards their next endeavor – it isn’t just for students. Companies graduate too. […]

Upgrade Global Payments, Recurring Plans, Conversion Rates and Availability with the 2014 Avangate Spring Release

Posted on April 29th, 2014 by

The 2014 Avangate Spring Release delivers on our continued commitment to simplify the complex world-wide payment ecosystem, create efficient conversion optimization tools, support your diversified channel strategies and fuel global scalability and availability for your commercial infrastructure. […]

The Channel Never Stays Still

Posted on December 5th, 2012 by

We’ve been talking a lot lately about the sales channel and how its role keeps evolving, particularly given the shift to the cloud and subscription-based software sales.

We recently noticed that MicroScope UK is celebrating 30 years of covering the channel. In recognition of this anniversary, the magazine is promoting a Looking to the Future survey on the channel. What they are saying echoes our beliefs as well. If one thing has become clear over the past three decades, it’s definitely that the channel never stays still. Rather, as MicroScope notes, the channel is continually evolving and getting ready for the future. Software vendors who pay attention to the evolution of the channel will survive; those who expect to keep doing the same will not, no matter how good their product may be. […]