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Blog articles and helpful resources from Ingenico

Ingenico has led the payment terminal industry for 40 years, focusing on innovation to ensure we, and our partners, stay ahead in the ever changing commerce landscape. Here we bring you some of our most recent resources and thought leadership articles:

When remote management can be so much more

The role of terminal estate management has transformed from its original genesis to offer much wider and richer functionality. In this article, Simon Fairbairn examines the standout areas of improvement; those that improve the health of the terminal, those that enable better security, and those that enable the provision of greater value.

  • Payment Services
  • United Kingdom
24 August 2021

Trust me, I remain a payment terminal!

Down and out in London… and Brussels. For almost 2 years now, wherever I go, I have been using an NFC-enabled payments ring for all my low value card purchases. Swooshing my way through the London Underground without needing an oyster or debit card is as satisfying today as it was on my very first go. Now that I reflect on my experience, it has occurred to me that only once in maybe 1,500 transactions, did anyone ever challenge me as to whether it was a legitimate method of payment.

  • Tech Trends
  • United Kingdom
03 August 2021

The ‘Quiet’ Rise of the API

How can ecosystems in payment technology surface the power and value found in the use of APIs to enrich the merchant offer and customer experience? From enabling alternative payment systems driven by QR codes to digital receipting that reduces environmental waste, joined up services driven by APIs are everywhere.

  • Tech Trends
  • United Kingdom
06 July 2021

Is the Generalist COTS a challenger to the Specialist Payment Terminal?

New technologies usually crush existing ones; the metal tool supplanted the stone axe, the video tape fell to the DVD, then Blu-Ray and now streaming services. Does the use of COTS devices for payment ring the imminent death knell for the dedicated payment terminal?

  • Tech Trends
  • United Kingdom
23 June 2021

From Cloud Services to Pizza-as-a-Service

Not so long-ago, companies relied on servers and systems that resided in their own premises. If more capacity was needed a new server would need to be spun up, a task that could take weeks and would then need to be maintained, kept up to date via patches and capable of scaling as the company grew over the following years. This was a complex and costly exercise, one that would frighten the hardiest of IT managers. 

  • Payment Services
  • United Kingdom
08 June 2021

Take time, think big, deliver exceptional outcomes

Putting aside the challenge presented by COVID for a few minutes, the pace at which we normally run to deliver on the ambitions of our businesses has never been faster. With each passing year, whenever we take a pause and draw breath, we pinch ourselves and reflect on the fact that we can't maintain this pace and that there is no more gas in the tank to give.

  • Customer Experience
  • United Kingdom
12 April 2021