The Edge Blog

by Paragon Application Systems on 27 May 2020

How Contactless Demand Impacts the Payments Industry

The COVID-19 crisis is clearly driving significant interest and adoption of contactless cards and “tap-to-pay” transactions by consumers. Visa has...

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Payments Testing, Innovation

by Steve Gilde on 6 May 2020

Contactless Payments: A Touchy Subject

Contactless cards are everywhere these days. Recent press releases from Mastercard, Credit Karma and CNBC all tout contactless cards as the wave...

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Payments Testing, Innovation

by Payments Source on 23 April 2020

The Pandemic Shows a Need for Better Payment Testing

In this featured article, our Director of Market Engagement, Steve Gilde, comments on the impacts of COVID-19 on the payments industry and shares...

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ATM Testing, Payments Testing, Risk, Innovation, Featured Article

by Steve Gilde on 21 April 2020

Business Continuity Planning: Scared + Prepared = Spared

With extra time on my hands, I turned to my business bookshelf for some reading material and came across a dog-eared and much highlighted classic...

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ATM Testing, Payments Testing, Automation, Risk, Virtualization, Innovation

by Steve Gilde on 31 March 2020

Operational Resiliency: 4 Key Requirements for Your Business Continuity Plan

In just a few short weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven many financial services companies to execute their business continuity plans and test...

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ATM Testing, Payments Testing, Automation, Agile, Risk, Virtualization, DevOps, Innovation

by Paragon Application Systems on 2 October 2019

Update on Payments Trends in 2019 and an Early Look at 2020

Thoughts on top trends shaping the payments landscape

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ATM Testing, Payments Testing, Innovation

by Steve Gilde on 24 September 2019

Web FASTest: Payment Testing Demands Faster Releases

Our recent press release included the summary line: “Advanced capabilities meet market demands for ease of use, automation, integration”. But what...

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Payments Testing, Automation, Innovation

by Steve Gilde on 12 September 2019

DN Intersect 2019 Recap: Built for More

After spending the past several days at the Diebold Nixdorf Intersect event in Las Vegas, I’m back. And, what a difference a year makes.

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ATM Testing, Innovation

by Steve Gilde on 25 June 2019

ACI Exchange 2019: Testing What's Next

ACI Exchange 2019 took place last week in Washington DC. The event is ACI Worldwide’s annual user group conference that brings together many...

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ATM Testing, Payments Testing, Automation, Innovation

by Victor Barrantes on 19 June 2019

CIAB FEBRABAN 2019: A World Away

Last week, after being invited by NCR to showcase Paragon’s solutions in their booth, I got the chance to attend the 29th edition of CIAB FEBRABAN...

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ATM Testing, Payments Testing, Innovation