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Jim Gray, Andreas Reuter
A comprehensive presentation of the key concepts and techniques of transaction processing. The authors provide a description of the transaction concepts and how it fits in a distributed computing environment, as well as a thorough discussion of the complex issues related to transaction recovery. The book will be invaluable to anyone interested in using or implementing distributed systems or client server systems.
Bill Pirtle, Rosemary Csizmadia, Dan Coughlin
Pirtle explores the terms, pricing structures, contracts, and the basics of card processing. Entrepreneurs and business owners will find concrete information to help them better understand, negotiate, and make the best decisions regarding credit card processing contracts.
Philip A. Bernstein, Eric Newcomer
A clear, concise guide for anyone involved in developing applications, evaluating products, designing systems, or engineering products, this book provides an understanding of the internals of transaction processing systems, describing how they work and how best to use them.
The financial crisis is just beginning for retail institutions. Ninety to ninety-five per cent of bank transactions are executed electronically today. The Internet, ATMs, call centres and smartphones have become mainstream for customers. But banks still classify these as alternative channels and maintain an organisation structure where Branch dominates thinking. Continued technology innovations, Web 2.0, social networking, app phones and mobility are also stretching traditional banking models to the limit. BANK 2.0 reveals why customer behaviour is so rapidly changing, how branches will evolve, why cheques are disappearing, and why your mobile phone will replace your wallet all within the next 10 years.