Choose Wisely: 3 Things to Look for in a Provider

Payments
Choose Wisely: 3 Things to Look for in a Provider
Payment Facilitor
Choose Wisely: 3 Things to Look for in a Provider
Payment facilitators enable a more seamless merchant experience when it comes to payment acceptance. This is what you do for your customers. But what are some of the steps that you need to take to grow and strengthen your own bottom line?

Square Applies for Banking Charter, Will Other PFs Follow?

Payments
Square Applies for Banking Charter, Will Other PFs Follow?
Payment Facilitor
Square Applies for Banking Charter, Will Other PFs Follow?
As Square evolves its business, it shows other fintech companies what can be done when they think outside traditional payment solutions. So, what does the news last week about the company’s intent to apply for an industrial bank charter forecast for other payment facilitators?

Payment Facilitators Recognized for Innovative Contributions

Payments
Payment Facilitators Recognized for Innovative Contributions
Payment Facilitor
Payment Facilitators Recognized for Innovative Contributions
Juniper Research has recognized two payment facilitators for their contributions to the industry in its 2017 Future Digital Awards for Commerce & Fintech. The annual awards recognize companies “at the forefront of new developments” in their categories, the research firm said.

Apstra at NFD16

Networks
Apstra at NFD16
Apstra Blog
Apstra at NFD16

Apstra at NFD16

 A year ago Derick Winkworth (@CloudToad) and I introduced Apstra and AOS version 1.0 at Network Field Day 13. Without a doubt it was an AOSome event! If you missed the show you can catch our videos here. Derick and I focused on the AOS data center application, and with it introduced concepts of Intent-Based Network Systems. Since Apstra’s launch the industry has rallied around IBN. I am so excited to be a part of Apstra, pioneering this new technology and approach that I like to call the “Iron Man suit” for network professionals. At NFD13 we showed you AOS from the network operator’s point of view, that is, how networking teams can use AOS to automate network services in the data center. Many companies have asked us how they could build their own Intent Based Networking applications on AOS. Given such tremendous interest, Derick and the team will be back at NFD16 to give you a peek under the hood and feature parts of AOS that drives all IBN applications.