Richard Buckle / Richard Buckle is the founder and CEO of Pyalla Technologies LLC. He has enjoyed a long association with the IT industry as a user, vendor, and more recently, as an industry commentator.
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Dressing up for the occasion ...

There's no question that ATMs are getting dressed up. Whether it's in support of something temporary — a concert or other event — or an installation of a more permanent nature, ATMs can put on a show.

A very big roll of the dice ...

As HP moves to change the way we think about computers, it might be that ATMs will not change that much after all, but everything behind their façade will be barely recognizable.

I might be small but I’m your newest customer!

For me, June is dominated by the huge big-tent marketing event, 2014 HP Discover, that HP holds in Las Vegas. I am on my way — more than likely participating — by the time you read this post. I have to admit I really look forward to these events, as they’re the place to hear what is proving successful for HP and its partners.

I'm alive ... And these are my fingers!

It was hard to miss the news coming out of the U.K. this week that Hitachi is rolling out biometric scanning technology for ATMs.

A branch too far …

Of late I have been in discussions with vendors engaged in providing security solutions, and the image that has kept coming up is that of castles. The picturesque ones complete with moats, drawbridges, watchtowers, etc. Castles convey the idea of security — of noblemen behind high impregnable walls.

Crash and grab. Rip and replace. What's with all the violence?

Skimming the posts and features of the past few days, the headline "Gone in 60 seconds" proved just too tempting to ignore. As someone who likes cars a lot and spends as much time as I do driving them —...

Everyone is right; everything is wrong!

A quick scan of blog posts and feature stories of late would have even the most optimistic of us start wondering if indeed the glass is half empty. I can't recall having seen the breadth of change this dramatic in years.

I'm in the mood! Watch me hit up the ATM for cash!

My grandfather was a newspaper man, as were my father and most of my uncles, and a consistent theme in our household was, "What did you read, today?" Whether newspapers or YouTube clips, e-magazines or the evening news, I rarely...

A 'Bit o' Coin' and a 'Look at me!' ATM

This past week I attended a dinner put on by a local investment company — from what I could tell, the audience was a small cross-section of Denver's one-percenters. As small talk continued around the table, one of the guests...

We are at war, and I'm cashing up!

We are at war and I'm cashing up! I have been on the road this past month catching up with clients on the West Coast. However, it's been hard to miss the hoopla following the fraudulent attacks on some of...

Will cupcakes save the ATM from extinction?

I shouldn’t say I was surprised by some of the comments that followed my last post quoting WebAction co-founder Sami Akbay, who said,"PCs, for instance, are practically dead — the transition needs to happen between the mobile devices and ATMs....

Analyze this! Plastic in our ATMs?

Upon further analysis, it would appear that the world is going plastic or, to be more accurate, polymer. When it comes to currency, polymer is making further inroads into global currency production.

Frictionless transformation: No strings attached!

The extreme cold and icy conditions that have kept many of us in Colorado housebound are beginning to ease, and once again, intrepid drivers are heading back to the highways. Looking up at the Continental Divide and absorbing the breathtaking...

The world according to Disney: The Mouse is getting smarter but still needs cash!

Disney should be running countries' infrastructures! Perhaps not, but Disney could easily run a major county, if not some of our largest American cities — it only takes a trip to a Disney property to realize how well. This week...

To a needy mother, a fingerprint’s as good as a PIN

I have just attended the latest user event put on jointly by the NonStop user community and HP. Among the participants were many from the financial services marketplace, as NonStop continues to underpin many of the world's biggest ATM networks....

Back to the future; ATMs still must provide the cash!

It's always a treat to return to Sydney, Australia, my former home town, despite having to first pass through immigration and customs and then battle to make it through the crowds anticipating the arrival of friends and loved ones. Sydney...

Do we need luxury ATMs?

I have just returned from a roadtrip to Toronto, Canada — to be more precise, to the city of Mississauga, Ontario, where HP maintains a sizeable presence. The focus of the trip was a presentation I gave to their NonStop...

The Anonymous ATM - have a nice day!

This week I needed to deposit a check, so I swung by my favorite bank and headed to the ATM. Unfortunately, in all the excitement of coming across a parking place close to the branch office I picked up the...

'In your eyes ... '

"In your eyes; the resolution of all the fruitless searches." So go the lyrics of the Peter Gabriel song, "In your eyes." A few lines further on, he exclaims, "Oh, I want to be that complete!" The tune played as...

What's in your wallet, and is that your coffee?

It's good to be back behind my desk after a couple of weeks off. The July 4th week was spent alongside a lake in Minnesota — something I have wanted to do ever since our daughter married a young lad...

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