NJ-Connect Headlines for May Featuring mBank, MMGuardian, and Synchronoss

Photo: The February NJ Connect meetup focused on bringing clarity to the cloud. Photo Credit: Allyson Pryor
The February NJ Connect meetup focused on bringing clarity to the cloud. | Allyson Pryor

(NJTechWeekly.com will be publishing a monthly roundup of selected, relevant stories that appeared on NJ-Connect, a website developed by the NJ-Connect Meetup group in Red Bank. The website aims to fulfill the same objectives of that group: raise awareness for technology companies and professionals in New Jersey and create a forum for those individuals and organizations to connect. These stories were published in May, 2013.)

mBank – Full Featured Mobile Banking Solutions for Small Banks

By Samantha Tartas

BRIDGEWATER – Mantra Information Services introduced a full-featured mobile banking app, mBank, a tool for small-to-mid size commercial banks and credit unions to stay competitive.

The development of the product resulted from an anticipated use of mobile banking to triple in the next five years.

“The prediction for mobile banking is that mobile banking users will exceed one billion in 2017 – that’s almost 15 percent of world population! That’s a market share that a bank can’t afford to miss out on,” said Tim Miller, Vice President of Mobile Solutions.

With mBank, small-to-mid size banking institutions now have the ability to provide customers with mobile account management, bank location finders, fund transfers, bill pay and check deposits….

MMGuardian Wins Best Public Safety App at CTIA Wireless Show

By Samantha Tartas

MONTCLAIR – MMGuardian, a parental control software application created by TechLaunch graduate Pervasive Group, was acknowledged as the the first place winner for Technology Innovation yesterday at the CTIA Wireless Show in Las Vegas. The award acknowledges MMGuardian as “the best mobile safety and productivity application of 2013.”

The CTIA Wireless Show is one of the leading industry events in the U.S. serving the mobile market.

“We are very pleased to win this prestigious award and to have been recognized by CTIA and respected industry experts for our technology leadership in the exciting and rapidly growing mobile parental control space,” said Pervasive Group CEO James Zhou…

Synchronoss Joins Conversation on the Personal Cloud at CONNECTIONS

By Samantha Tartas

Synchronoss Technologies shared its views on personal cloud and cloud-based services at CONNECTIONS in Las Vegas last week.

Biju Nair, Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Strategy Officer, addressed a panel titled, “A Castle in the Clouds: Building Revenues via the Personal Cloud.”

“As the personal cloud continues to transform the consumer digital landscape, service providers must keep pace with the growing demand for a seamless experience across devices and operating systems,” said Nair.

The panel discussed emerging business models, along with new service opportunities, potential market challenges and the future of the personal cloud.

“Cloud content synchronization will be central in providing a high quality user experience for subscribers, while creating new revenue streams for operators,” said Nair….

For more on these stories and to see other articles visit the NJ-Connect Website at www.nj-connect.com.

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