Budgets are tight enough already, the last thing anyone wants to do is pay for something a provider isn’t delivering. To that end, something every office has is an internet connection but it never surprises me to see how few actually test their connection speeds to confirm they are getting what they pay for. Granted, internet service providers (ISP) and their ability to deliver the connection speeds they promise have come a long way in the last few years, but it never hurts to confirm. And if your organization operates in a […]
The 2/14/2017 edition of the San Antonio Express-News published an article by David Hendricks that reports on a data breach at the San Antonio Symphony (SAS). According to the report, hackers managed to secure “the names, birth dates, social security numbers and addresses for about 250 employees.” The data breach, which is thought to have occurred Monday and was discovered that afternoon, didn’t compromise data for donors, season-ticket holders or other patrons, said symphony President David Gross. “None (of those) were at risk. That information is kept separately and is protected by […]
I realized earlier this week that it has been awhile since I posted a reminder about updating the passwords you use for personal and business accounts. As such, let’s get down to it. It Takes More Than Capitalizing The First Letter Of Your Old Password The sad truth is most passwords are awful; they are easy for hackers to crack because they are common phrases or numerical sequence like “123456.” And changing your password from “mahlerrox1” to “Mahlerrox1” doesn’t count as an improvement. Fortunately, improving this part of your online security is […]
When it comes to webpage loading times, speed is everything and one of the most common bear traps you can stumble into is assuming your experience visiting the organization’s website is like everyone’s experience. Au contraire… Fortunately, there are a bevy of free tools you can use to get a realistic idea of page load speeds and I highlighted one in particular via a post at ArtsHacker yesterday: WebPageTest.org. If the world of page load speed testing is new to you, no worries, you’ll also find a link to a fantastic five […]
It’s that time of year again when development departments are putting the final touches on the end of year annual giving campaign. In order to help maximize those efforts, here are five best practice tips to help you avoid overlooking critical items. Don’t shy away from the challenge; go, confront these problems. Fight! Win! And have your best end of year campaign yet.