About a year ago, ATMmarketplace published an infographic about the future of ATMs. In it, we showed that despite the emergence of alternative forms of payments – particularly mobile payments – the demand for cold hard cash continues to grow. That, of course, is great news for the ATM industry.
While the ATM may not be history anytime soon, it does have a fascinating history that Bernardo Batiz-Lazo and I explore in our new book, "Cash Box: The Invention and Globalization of the ATM." The book will be officially released this week at ATMIA's 14th annual U.S. conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.
To give you just a glimpse of what's in the book, we also created the infographic below. It includes a condensed timeline of some of the most important dates in the history of the ATM. If you like the infographic, please feel free to re-post it on your own website or blog using the embed code at the bottom of the page.
Tom Harper is president of Networld Media Group, a publisher of online trade journals and events for the banking, retail, restaurant and church leadership markets. He is the author of Leading from the Lions' Den: Leadership Principles from Every Book of the Bible (B&H).