Cloud Computing: 10 Things Businesses Should Know About Cloud Payment Systems

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-05-20 Print this article Print
10 Things Businesses Should Know About Cloud Payment Systems

10 Things Businesses Should Know About Cloud Payment Systems

by Chris Preimesberger
More and more enterprises are using the Web daily as a sales and marketing tool. With a professional site, it can be impossible to tell if you're looking at a company staffed by two people or 2,000. However, one of the components that still holds some small businesses back is their phobia about adding payment card (credit/debit) technology to their business. This important feature is now available as a hosted service from several providers. Today's focus is on Sage Payment Solutions, which has been providing electronic payments services for more than 20 years. The service also stores the business data for records and analysis. Sage currently serves about 140,000 merchants, sales organizations and associations. To help illustrate the importance of understanding payment processing and the use of payment data for business analytics, Greg Hammermaster, president of Sage's Payment Solutions Division, has put together these tips for eWEEK readers.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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