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Lead Story

PCI: The 'little engine that could' gains steam


Industry Update

Eureka! HMS has conference hosting down

Visa muscles to squelch risk

Interchange under attack

Visa identifies apps storing sensitive data

Restaurants most vulnerable to data breaches


Mind on the ATM money

Tracy Kitten

Industry Leader

Kim Fitzsimmons –


Payments: A very large space

Patti Murphy
The Takoma Group


Street SmartsSM:
To certify or not to certify: That is the MLS question

Dee Karawadra
Impact PaySystem

What if my ISO tanks?

Adam Atlas
Attorney at Law

Ten myths muddling PCI mastery

Ross Federgreen

Statement analysis for cave men

Jason Felts
Advanced Merchant Services Inc.

Getting wise to wireless security

Joel and Rachael Rydbeck
Nubrek Inc.

Help desk quality check

Biff Matthews
CardWare International

Company Profile

WAY Systems Inc.

Premier Payment Systems

New Products

No-brainer protection on smart cards

Smart Card Guard
National Envelope Corp.

Fort Knox for merchant data

3Delta Systems Inc.

A new Vu of IP device management

NetVu version 2.3
Precidia Technologies Inc.


What about you?



Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

May 29, 2007  •  Issue 07:05:02

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I will be entering the field of sales. The industry that I have chosen is merchant services. I have found your Web site to be very useful and informative. ... I find particularly helpful the posts in the Opportunities section [of the MLS Forum] for recruiting merchant level salespeople. ... This is a great site for those already in the industry and even better for those just entering.

Thank you,

How green is The Green Sheet?

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My best regards,
Donald W. Taylor


Thank you for the letter. We love to hear from readers. I'd like to address both of your concerns.

First, the ways in which our audience prefers to receive information are diverse. We try to meet everyone's needs by offering both print and online versions of The Green Sheet and GSQ. Also, our Web site,, includes a page where readers can set how they would like to receive our publications. If you prefer to read everything online, just let us know.

Second, The Green Sheet has experienced significant growth over the past four years, and I admit that for some people, 128 printed pages might be a lot to get through every two weeks.

I suggest readers skim the table of contents and QSGS (Quick Summary Green Sheet) sections first, and then choose the articles that interest them most. They may want to keep their copies for later reference or pass issues on to friends. Our archive on GS Online includes all articles back to 1995.

And yes, many readers tell us they still read every issue cover to cover. Editor

Industry must-reads

I am new to the industry. Can you recommend some helpful books? I am specifically looking for information on how the payment process as a whole works, as well as interchange. Thanks in advance.

Bernadette Howell


There are a number of titles to choose from. The following list includes helpful books and reference materials for our industry:

Good luck!

Notice to readers: These are archived articles. Contact names or information may be out of date. We regret any inconvenience.

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