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    Posted January 15, 2014 by
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    Enterprise Mobile Payments

     

    One of the fastest growing areas in consumer electronics has been the growth in use of tablet and smartphone devices - from iPads, Nexus & Kindle to IPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4 and other Smartphone models too numerous to mention.

     

    Previously confined to the consumer space, many of these devices are now finding their way into the enterprise, with many top corporations using them for their employees and for everyday office communications.

     

    The reason for the evolution from Consumer to Enterprise is the security and protection provided by locked-down Operating Systems such as iOS.

     

    Many Banks, Airlines, Government and other verticals are now providing tablet devices to their employees to be used in the everyday working life. From sending email to browsing the Intranet and accessing company sales, inventory, billing and customer care systems, the use of mobile technology is fast becoming a mandatory requirement for corporations.

     

    One area of mobile technology growing fast is that of mobile payments – this is where a credit card/debit card payment is taken from a customer using a mobile (i.e. not fixed to a particular place) terminal called a Pin Entry Device (PED) and then a Bluetooth printer is used to print a receipt. The beauty of mobile payments is that customers do not need to have cash and for the merchants is that they can take payments from virtually anywhere there is a wireless or 3G connection.

     

    Typically mobile payments would be used at trade shows, airports, temporary office locations, travelling merchants and so on.

     

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