Industry Insights

Industry advice and developments from Nessit.

Equipping you with the right tools as remote work becomes the norm.

When work structures change and times are uncertain, business owners can have peace of mind knowing their teams are set up for remote success. But, for those who are not accustomed to managing a remote work force, prepping your team to work from home can seem like a daunting task. It can be a challenge knowing the right questions to ask to ensure readiness. How will our company data stay safe? How will my team connect back to the office? Should my team bring home their work-issued devices or should they use personal computers? Asking these questions, and more, is a great place to start to ensure your team remains productive, efficient, streamlined and collaborative. 

 

Geoffrey Ness, owner and president of Nessit, a Seacoast-based IT services company, is no stranger to the ins-and-outs of remote work. Having started Nessit in 2011, Geoff has seen the impressive technology transition in businesses, including the nice-to-have requests for remote capabilities to the can’t-live-without-remote progression of businesses. He understands the importance of a reliable and valuable remote team. In today’s situation, he has equipped his team with the correct tools to assist clients in this ever-changing economy. 

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Because as our client’s IT partner, he knows we can only be as successful as the least successful remote team. Geoff is adept at developing creative solutions to difficult situations for business in every industry and transitioning clients to an all-remote workforce is no different. 

If you are looking to evaluate your team’s mobile readiness and understand the risks associated with remote work, join Geoff for his webinar. He will equip you with access to his remote workforce checklist and guide business owners in the direction of work-from-home success. If you’d like to learn more but can’t join us, the webinar will be recorded and shared with all registered participants.  

WordPress has released a new editor, Gutenberg! Named after the inventor of the printing press, WordPress created Gutenberg with the hopes of replacing the current visual editor, which requires users to utilize shortcodes and HTML, with a much more powerful version. The goal of this new editor is to start embracing “little blocks” and to make page editing easier for users. To learn more about the new editor, visit the WordPress Gutenberg playground.

What does PCI DSS compliance mean?
PCI DSS stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, which sets the requirements for organizations and sellers to safely and securely accept, store, process, and transmit cardholder data during credit card transaction to prevent fraud and data breaches.

Who needs PCI DSS compliance certification?
Although there is technically no such thing as “PCI certification,” sellers of all sizes, service providers, banks, and any other organizations that process credit card payments need to prove they are PCI compliant.

What are the PCI DSS compliance levels?
There are four levels of PCI compliance; each level has unique requirements for a business to validate its compliance. The level under which your business falls is based on your total transaction volume, annually.

What does it cost to be PCI DSS compliant?
The fees to become PCI compliant, and maintain that standing annually, can range from approximately $1,000 annually to over $50,000 annually, depending on the size of your business.

Am I responsible for a PCI DSS Compliance Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ)?
The PCI DSS Self-Assessment Questionnaire is a checklist ranging from 19 to 87 pages, created and distributed by the PCI Security Standards Council. It’s used as a mechanism for sellers to self-validate their PCI DSS compliance. Square does not require sellers to complete an SAQ, or to self-validate, since Square’s hardware and software complies with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

Is there a PCI noncompliance fee?
Yes, there are typically fees associated with PCI noncompliance. If your business does not comply with PCI standards, you could be at risk for data breaches, fines, card replacement costs, costly forensic audits and investigations into your business, brand damage, and more.

Content credit to Square.

Release Schedule

November 15, 2017 Trunk is open for business. (Post-4.9)
TBD 5.0 Kickoff meeting.
TBD Last chance to merge feature projects.
TBD Beta 1 and feature project merge deadline.
From this point on, no more commits for any new enhancements or feature requests in this release cycle, only bug fixes and inline documentation. Work can continue on enhancements/feature requests not completed and committed by this point, and can be picked up for commit again at the start of WordPress 5.1.
TBD Beta 2.
TBD Beta 3.
TBD Beta 4.
TBD Release candidate and soft string freeze.
TBD Final release candidate if needed and hard string freeze.
TBD Dry run for release of WordPress 5.0 and 24 hour code freeze.
TBD Target date for release of WordPress 5.0.

 

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