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October 31, 2022


Hardware News

 

Bitdefender and Sharp Partner to Boost Threat Prevention in Multifunction Business Printers

Bidefender and Sharp Electronics have partnered to enable the integration of Bitdefender anti-malware technology into Sharp’s new range of Future Workplace A3 multifunction printers (MFPs). With Bitdefender advanced anti-malware technology, scanning all data and files processed on the Sharp A3 MFPs, organizations can help detect malicious activity and threats at an early stage.

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Build the Ultimate Bootable Windows Repair Drive

To create a bootable Windows repair drive. you just need a modestly sized (256GB or 512GB) USB drive and the right software. The author's technique relies on a special foundational tool called Ventoy, along with a collection of ISO files from which Ventoy will boot a Windows PC. He goes on to lay out a carefully curated collection of ISO files, with brief explanations of what they can do, what they contain, and where to find and download them.

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Software Updates

 

Office to Be Rebranded Microsoft 365

Microsoft announced it's renaming Office 'Microsoft 365,' which will affect the names of Office.com, the Office mobile app, and the Office app for Windows. The company is also adding new types of content creation methods and templates. Microsoft 365 is a cloud platform that includes apps like Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneDrive.

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Resistant AI and ComplyAdvantage Launch AI Transaction Monitoring Solution

Resistant AI and ComplyAdvantage announced the general availability of their solution for fighting financial crime. They say that the solution enables FIs to detect previously unknown patterns of behavior and identify new risks faster, plus it delivers alert prioritization so they can focus on the highest-risk areas and make the best use of their investigative resources.

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ATMs/Kiosks

 

How to Stop ATM Attacks

ATM thieves are getting bolder and FIs are adopting more advanced strategies in response to prevent attacks. This article covers the latest trends in physical and digital ATM attacks.

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Wireless World

 

T-Mobile Aims to Simplify 5G Advanced Solutions for Businesses

T-Mobile said it’s taking its 5G Advanced Network Solutions (ANS) to the next level with a suite of end-to-end, ready-to-deploy solutions. Generally speaking, the types of solutions that businesses need can be categorized under connectivity, devices, compute and application. T-Mobile’s 5G ANS offers a variety of connectivity options for lower-latency and higher bandwidth – T-Mobile Public Network, a Hybrid Mobile Network and a Private Mobile Network – with the option to add compute to any of these.

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Security Section

 

Mitek Pushes Passwordless ID Authentication with Biometrics

ID verification software maker Mitek has released a passwordless authentication platform with multimodal biometrics. MiPass enables users to access digital accounts by taking a selfie and speaking a phrase with their phone. The software can be embedded in applications via a dedicated software development kit. Mitek says use cases include simple account information updates, password resets, device rebinding and high-risk financial transactions.

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Technology and Marketing

 

How to Personalize Financial Wellness

How can FIs take an individualized approach to supporting each accountholder in their unique financial wellness journey? This article posits that the best solution is to utilize artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide personalized financial advice and to further build a digital relationship. It states that AI can dive into financial data and share personalized financial wellness recommendations based on each person’s unique spending and saving habits which can help them manage their day-to-day finances without having to spend the time and the effort.

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Content Marketing Metrics and Analytics: 5 Types of Data Insights

This article highlights 5 key types of data led analytical insights that fuel content marketing success and performance and measurement. It says that these are the five key types of data insight that have relevance for content marketers: 1) Industry Trend Projections; 2) Engagement By Content Trend And Category; 3) On-Site Behavior And Experience; 4) Data, Content, Customer Profiles, And Segmentation; and 5) Data And Content Performance In Search Engines.

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Online Banking/E-Commerce/Website Design

 

Same-Day Payments Continue to Pay off in Volume Gains for the ACH Network

While the payments business moves toward real-time transfers, faster payments on the nation’s automated clearing house network continue their dramatic rise following a 10-fold increase in the transaction dollar limit earlier this year. Transactions cleared the same day they’re initiated totaled 176.6 million in the last quarter, up 23% year-over-year. But the dollar volume exploded, rising 102% to $478.5 billion.

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FinTechs Now See Open Banking Technology as on the Edge of Mass Relevance

Open banking is getting closer to mass relevance for FinTechs. According to a report by Discover Global Network and 451 Research, 68% of consumers like open banking because it results in faster credit approvals. Among the use cases garnering the most interest from consumers are receiving faster credit approvals (68%) and a consolidated view of financial accounts (68%).

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Internet Access

 

Cloud Security Made Simple in New Guidebook for Lean Teams

For lean security teams, an important question is how to make cloud security work, especially as the cloud footprint grows (a lot) faster than security resources. There is an ebook from Cynet called “The Lean IT Guide to Cloud Security” that can offer some assistance. It explains how smaller security teams can make cloud security work from here forward.

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Call Centers

 

ICMI Global Contact Center Award Winners

The winners of this year’s ICMI’s Global Contact Center Awards were recently crowned. The Best New Technology Solution ened up being a tie between Infinity and Observe.AI.

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