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Jan 12, 2011

Stress Test

Visa Transactions Hit Peak on Dec. 23

While most people are out celebrating the holidays, come Thanksgiving you’ll find my team hunkered down in front of a bank of computer screens 24/7.  No, they’re not online doing their holiday shopping but rather monitoring Visa’s authorization system.  That’s because the holiday season is when VisaNet, our global transaction processing network, faces its greatest demands as millions of people head to the mall or their favorite online retailers, relying on Visa to handle their payments.

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Posted by: Manny Trillo, Head of Global Transaction Services on January 12, 2011 at 12:24 pm