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Two-Factor Authentication with CDYNE SMS Notify!

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Many establishments utilize two-factor authentication for account security purposes.  There are many ways to accomplish this, but in today’s age, it does not have to be a daunting task.  It is safe to say that a majority of the population utilizes cell phones and text messages to communicate and conduct business on a daily basis.  CDYNE’s SMS Notify! API is an effective tool in accomplishing two-factor authentication even if your client is on the go.  Below is a sample solution …

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Press Release: CDYNE Ranked Number 158 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2013 Technology Fast 500™

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CDYNE ranks 158 on Deloitte's Fast 500

CDYNE Ranked Number 158 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2013 Technology Fast 500™
Attributes 782 Percent Revenue Growth to great people and great products.
Chesapeake, VA, November 13, 2013 — CDYNE Corporation today announced it ranked 158 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. CDYNE grew 782 percent during this period.
CDYNE’s chief executive officer, James Keown credits great people …

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Engage Your Customers with SMS

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Building customer loyalty, personalizing communications, and offering incentives to customers are all great ways to engage existing and new customers and build your business. In a survey of 650 respondents by Hipcricket, 70% of smartphone users would be interested in receiving offers on their cell phones. There is a huge potential to reach your audience with mobile communications. Check out the latest CDYNE infographic for more interesting stats:

CDYNE offers SMS short codes in the U.S. and Canada. Click …

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Addresses are Complicated…

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Verification vs. Correction
A common misunderstanding about what CDYNE Postal Address Verification service does has to do with the difference between verification and correction. Verification simply says something is correct or it isn’t. We can easily verify 2 + 2 = 4, likewise 3 + 3 = 4 fails verification. Verification makes no attempt to fix what is false. It is a simple statement that something is correct or it isn’t.
Correction on the other hand takes a statement and …

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CDYNE PAV Infographic

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Companies can save money on lost production and postage fees simply by running their addresses through a CASS certified program like CDYNE PAV, which verifies the deliverability of addresses. The API compares your addresses against the USPS database and will let you know if they are deliverable. Click here (opens a PDF) to see the importance of address data quality, some reasons for bad addresses, and the return on investment when validating the accuracy of your address lists.

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SMS Notify! API Update: View, Add, & Remove Shared Short Code Keywords

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Instead of calling or  requesting a keyword addition to your shared short code, you can now manage incoming keywords for your shared short code via the SMS Notify! API. Here are the new methods available:
1. GetKeywords Method
Now you can get all currently enabled keywords for a license key with the GetKeywords method.
Request:
License Key: license key to retrieve keywords for.
Response:
ReturnCode: Return code for method call.  Should always return NoError for GetKeywords().
Returns an array of KeywordResponseInfo:

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CDYNE SMS Marketing Infographic

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Don’t Leave Home Without It

Keys? Check
Purse or wallet? Check
Phone? Check

Acision annual research shows that 92% of U.S. smartphone owners use SMS. Text message marketing is full of potential for communicating with and engaging your customers. It’s timely (send your message right when you need to), efficient (only 160 characters), and cost effective (just pennies per message).
Businesses use text messaging for targeted communications that include coupons, alerts, and other information relevant to their customers. …

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What Can You Expect With a CDYNE Short Code?

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1. A Dedicated Short Code Manager from Start to Launch
A CDYNE dedicated short code manager will help you provision a dedicated short code from start to finish and navigate the often changing carrier rules and requirements. They specialize in all use cases and can help with a range of topics from billing  to compliance issues. They will be your primary contact here at CDYNE to make the short code provisioning process as easy and painless as possible.
2. Extra Assurance That Your Text Messages …

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Short Code Audits – the Necessary Evil

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When it comes to short codes there are many steps involved even after the program is live. One checkpoint is the short code audit process which is managed by the CTIA to make sure a short code campaign is continuously staying in compliance within the ever changing carrier rules and regulations. The company that actually performs the audits is WMC Global.
The Monday Morning Pop Quiz
Think of the audits as a pop quiz on a Monday morning. The more you …

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What Does Opt-In Communication Look Like?

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The previous blog entry about short code compliance and SMS rules introduced the entities that monitor and regulate short code messaging. Their goal is to ensure compliance and protect consumer privacy in the mobile space. Building a permission-based list of customers or clients to communicate with through short code SMS is a key component of this compliance. It begins with a call-to-action which is an opportunity for a business to successfully capture a mobile number, and an invitation for a consumer …

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