The Edge Blog

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 Steve Gilde on 18 December 2018

Payments Testing 2018: Year in Review

Where does the time go? 

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Payments Testing, Automation, Risk

by Steve Gilde on 4 December 2018

Financial Services in Turmoil: Who Can We Trust?

It was another bad week for in the press for the financial services industry, which means it was also another bad week for consumers (i.e. you and...

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Payments Testing, Risk

by Steve Gilde on 16 October 2018

Employee Ghosting: Another Case for Automating Payments Testing

Just as we get ready for the scariest time of the year here in the US, the Paragon team finds that we have already been ghosted. At least we think...

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ATM Testing, Payments Testing, Automation, Risk

by Steve Gilde on 2 October 2018

How Your Organization Can Withstand the TEST of Time

Just a few more words about the recent Diebold Nixdorf TAGxPIX event before we move on…

Near the end of the session, the DN team asked me if I...

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Payments Testing, Automation, Risk, Innovation

by Steve Gilde on 26 June 2018

Outages in the Payments Ecosystem: Keys to Managing Complex Systems

A couple of high profile system failures back in the news this week. 

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Payments Testing, Automation, Risk

by Steve Gilde on 19 June 2018

ATM Fault Testing: Leveraging Virtualization Reduces Risk

Henry Ford is reputed to have said “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.” Having been around the payments business for...

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ATM Testing, Risk, Virtualization

by Daniel Carnes on 30 November 2017

In the Digital World, the 7 Advantages of DevOps Are Key to Survival

The digital revolution in the financial services industry, among others, is driven by a need for speed. The introduction of digital products and...

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Payments Testing, Agile, Risk, DevOps