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We’re Celebrating 20 Years of Development and Hosting Achievements!

We are always amazed at what can be accomplished in 20 minutes, let alone 20 years.

On December 5th, we celebrated Gossamer Thread’s 20th anniversary. Established back in 1996 – the same year that Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” topped the charts – we have since evolved Gossamer from a one-person basement operation to a multi-million dollar company with 800 servers, 400 clients in upwards of 60 countries, and 30 employees.

In celebration of our accomplishments we have created a timeline to highlight our evolution and growth. We invite you to check out our achievements and join us for another 20 years of innovation and progress!

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Top PCI Compliance Questions…and Answers

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.

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Top Five Tips for Migrating to the Cloud

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.

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Donut’s House of Cupcakes

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.

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GTmetrix: What It Is and How It Can Help Your Organization

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.

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