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Fiserv, a financial services technology provider, launched ZashPay last year to help its bank and credit union clients compete in the growing person-to-person payments market against the likes of PayPal. The payment service lets anyone with a U.S. bank account send or receive money without needing to know the other person's bank account information. The big upside for customers is that they don't need to create a holding account, since the money can come right out of their existing bank accounts. ZashPay is accessible through participating online banking sites and at ZashPay's site. To send money, users need only know the recipient's name and email address or mobile phone number. Payments can be delivered in as little as one business day. Fiserv's financial institution clients have the option of charging a fee, creating additional revenue for them. More than 500 financial institutions have implemented ZashPay.
Multicloud Infrastructure & Application ManagementEnterprise cloud adoption has evolved to the point where hybrid public/private cloud designs and use of multiple providers is common. Who among us has mastered provisioning resources in different clouds; allocating the right resources to each application; assigning applications to the "best" cloud provider based on performance or reliability requirements.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?