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Check Fraud: The Corporate World Provides a Big Target

By orbograph / October 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

While the consumer “civilian” world has pretty much learned and accepted the “don’t take checks from strangers” rule, the corporate world is both slow to adopt that guideline — and often unable to. This is due to the fact that suppliers like the “float” advantage they enjoy with check payments. (“We paid you on Tuesday…

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Economics of AI Swing Dramatically In Favor of Business

By orbograph / October 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

A new article about AI on the Which 50 website cites a recent report from McKinsey Global Institute that makes two vital points about Artificial Intelligence as a tool: The AI revolution is no longer in its infancy The main economic impact of artificial intelligence hasn’t yet arrived That’s what many industry pundits like to call…

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Steps Up in Healthcare

By orbograph / September 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

An article produced by Intel outlines the ways Artificial Intelligence — AI — solutions can be deployed while using an organization’s existing technological infrastructure. The result is maximum gain with minimum expense and downtime. Watch this video for an interesting perspective on AI utilization. Intel’s article outlines three key areas where enterprises are experimenting with AI…

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Millennials Become Targets…for Check Fraud

By orbograph / September 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

There are many reasons for the resilience of checks (including the small- and mid-sized businesses that rely on the paper check’s “float” for accounting purposes), but one important factor has been fear of fraud and security risks in newer digital transactions. Digital transactions are indeed growing at a rapid rate — particularly among millennials, many…

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Blockchain – Overhyped or Colossal Potential?

By orbograph / August 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

Various applications of blockchain technologies have been hyped and praised, and nearly everywhere you look, there is a company or start-up touting the benefits of the tech. Auditing and tax-services firm Deloitte conducted a survey called Breaking Blockchain Open wherein several aspects of blockchain were covered. In their analysis, Ambcrypto.com points out that, while 84% of…

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Riding the (Paper) Storm Out

By orbograph / August 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

I wonder how many people reading this are old enough to start bobbing their head to the vintage FM radio reference in the title? Classic rock preferences aside (give it up for REO Speedwagon!), all of us can certainly appreciate a well-expressed exploration of remittance electronification. That’s why we recommend that you run, don’t walk…

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Deep Trends & Deep Learning in Banking & Payments

By orbograph / August 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

Payments 3.0 columnist George Warfel signs off of his last column for the site by noting what he considers deep trends to watch in banking and payments. One particular point he makes is something we’ve seen borne out again and again as cleverly-named payments technology brands appear and then either disappear or team with more established…

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How Social Media Turned Wells Fargo’s Mobile RDC Speed Bump Into a PR Issue

By orbograph / August 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

Hats off to Wells Fargo for taking a position which protects themselves and their clients against fraud losses…even if there are bumps along the way. Sometimes risk mitigation has a price in terms of review processes, funds availability or customer service for a select few. In an effort to protect itself and clients in light of…

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Corporate Banking Customers Stick With Checks – Can You Guess Why?

By orbograph / July 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

A survey released last week by JPMorgan Chase revealed that, while a majority of U.S. business leaders (owners, managers, and executives) prefer using digital banking, less than half of them have plans to increase their use of online banking products and services! The reason? Cybersecurity concerns! While checks are certainly not immune from fraud and hacking,…

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Why Checks Are Still Golden For High-Risk Sellers

By orbograph / June 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

According to Thomas Skala, chief executive officer and president of telecommunications and payments company Genie Gateway, a mitigated risk of chargebacks makes checks the best path for high-risk sellers. High-risk sellers can include, for example, product repair companies if a customer is unhappy with a repair result; or the travel industry, in which buyers can chargeback travel…

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