The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is not just a mouthful – it’s also a set of security standards that any organization that accepts, processes, stores or transmits payment card information must follow in order to develop and maintain a secure and compliant environment. Sounds fairly reasonable, certainly, but many hosting providers and their customers struggle with understanding the true depth and breadth of PCI compliance. Too often, their omissions or mistakes aren’t uncovered until the dreaded PCI audit or – even worse – customer data breach comes to pass.
When it comes to cloud migration, most organizations tend to err on the side of caution. After all, it’s typically their mission-critical data and applications that are being migrated. If something goes wrong, it has an impact on everything from operations to revenue to customer and public perception; not exactly the stuff anyone wants to gamble with.
“Save a puppy, kitten or pony and make everyone’s day a little brighter with a scrumptious treat. What could be sweeter?” – The BC SPCA
On February 27th – better known as National Cupcake Day – Gossamer Threads raised $1,522.00 for the BC SPCA.
Without argument, site speed and performance are two of the top drivers of digital conversion. Prospects and customers just aren’t going to hang around a slowly loading site long enough to buy or sign up for anything. Maybe even worse, they’ll come away from the experience with a sense that the brand is out of date and out of touch, which might actually be a fate more dire than any spinning wheel.
A little bit of gratitude truly does go a long way! In the workplace, a heartfelt “cheers”, a quick email, or a simple handwritten thank-you note to acknowledge a job well done can increase productivity, improve well-being, and increase job satisfaction.