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Designing a new web site? Keep PCI DSS in mind

If you have, or ever plan to have, your own web site with a shopping cart that accepts credit and/or debit cards, it is important to consider the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) requirements. If you plan carefully, you can greatly reduce your PCI DSS requirements.

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For traveling users, wireless 3G is better than hotels

From the standpoints of speed, cost, and security, you may find that providing a Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, or T-Mobile wireless connection will be much better than using hotel provided Internet services.

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Your customer service experiences

When you, as an executive, have to call customer service or technical support do you ever feel frustrated? I know the answer of course, and it is interesting to examine why. Here are some examples:

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Application streaming for executives

Executives take note—remote access applications took a huge leap forward years ago. Did your IT department never send you the memo? Or maybe you hear your IT professionals talk about using Citrix or Microsoft for application streaming and wonder what that is.

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