In the first quarter of 2019, the enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industry generated over $23 billion. In 2018, the average business spent $340,000 on SaaS products, 78% more than the previous year. The majority of U.S. businesses use SaaS web applications to support critical operations, creating a vast market for application developers.
Fifty-seven million Americans have a disability according to the most recent U.S. Census. That includes 8 million with a vision impairment and almost 20 million who have difficulty lifting and grasping, both of which can affect their ability to use the web. Many of the people who visit your website, use your app, or buy from your ecommerce store face challenges that you may not have thought of.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) outlines the minimum security standards for merchants, hosting providers, and other organizations that store, process, or transmit credit card data. The standards are written and managed by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, which comprises the major credit card providers, including Mastercard, Visa, and American Express.
In recent years, there has been a surge of data privacy breaches which has caused many people to more closely monitor where and how their data is being stored. This has lead many businesses to migrate data to countries that are perceived to have stronger data privacy laws such as Canada. But how do data privacy laws in Canada compare to the United States?
In the constantly changing digital workplace, it is becoming more and more difficult to stay focused on business goals. There are so many different priorities that every business leader must juggle in order to be efficient with their time. Luckily, there are many tools available today that can help keep you on track.
In the age of fiber-optic and high speed internet access, it is sometimes easy to forget the days where pages could take seconds or even minutes to load. But even with the majority of people having access to fast network connections, e-commerce site loading speeds are more important today than ever.
Canada, and Montreal in particular, has a booming data center industry. Its rapid growth is in large part driven by Canadian and regional data privacy regulations. The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) ensures that data storage providers conform to privacy best practices, differentiating Canada from other countries, including the U.S., that have weaker privacy regulations.
On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. As we approach the first anniversary of the GDPR, it’s time to look back at the impact of the EU’s stringent privacy regulations on ServerMania, our customers, and online business in general.
Administrators control the software installed on their servers and its configuration, but they don’t control endpoints, the devices on which software is used and data is accessed. As client-server software delivery models grew in popularity, particularly Software-as-a-Service, endpoint security became increasingly important. But server admins can’t guarantee endpoint security given the vast array of devices that might be used to access software and users’ lack of security awareness.Read More
It’s been 8 months since GDPR came into effect. Whether through a flood of ill-advised emails or having to click through extensive, updated privacy policies, users the world over have already felt its impact. Businesses have too – and not always in a positive way.
Many organizations still aren’t compliant, and it’s unclear if or when they will be. Some news agencies and organizations have even taken the (honestly pigheaded) approach of completely disallowing European users from accessing their sites. Others have made it so their services are impossible to access without consenting to data collection and analysis – Facebook among them.
Deciding what infrastructure to use for your application is a daunting task. A large number of factors need to be considered before deciding on infrastructure such as cost, agility, flexibility, stability, availability, and so on. Depending on the size and shape of your business, you can turn the knobs of these factors and end up using different kinds of infrastructures. We, at ServerMania, have advised many businesses to help decide what infrastructure suits them the best considering their options. In this blog post, we hope to cover some of the things that we consider while advising businesses to go for one option over another.
Looking for a well-rounded and powerful processor? The month of March marked the third year anniversary of the Intel Xeon E3-1270 V6 processors and we at ServerMania have been offering this powerhouse since its initial release. Since then, it’s remained one of our most popular and sought after dedicated servers.
If you are looking for a new revenue stream for your business, affiliate marketing is a great place to start. It’s an easy and passive way to earn additional revenue each month if you have a website or clientbase that may have a need for servers. In this article, we’ll introduce you to the ServerMania affiliate program and share our 4 tips for success.