New PCI data security standard in effect Jan. 1, 2015

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Many organizations have been preparing for January 1st, 2015, when version 3.0 of Payment Card Industry’s data security standard (PCI DSS) will come into effect.  PCI guidelines are very important for small and medium businesses and organizations that process credit and debit cards (whether directly or indirectly). However, meeting the data security standard doesn't necessarily mean an organization meets and maintains compliance. Businesses should stay on top by preventing intrusions with the following PCI best practices: 1. Maintain compliance for security: Businesses want to look ...
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Need a web-hosting company? Some key factors to help you choose:

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Most businesses have their own website now and it is essential that the web-hosting provider is secure so data and business isn’t lost through malicious hacking or downtime. But how do we choose a reliable web-hosting company? Here are some factors to consider: 1.  Customer support If any issues arise, whether your site is down or data is missing, it is essential that your web-hosting provider is there to support you. Settle for nothing less than 24/7 customer support so that your issues can be resolved in a timely manner. Make sure you can get help anytime and wherever you are located. 2...
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Canadian Web Hosting Maintenance Updates: February 18-23, 2013

Next week, our maintenances are at our our Vancouver data centre. Electrical Maintenance: February 18-20 The window are: Monday, February 18 to Wednesday, February 20, from 8:00 to 16:00 PST, daily. This maintenance is necessary to perform readings on all electrical circuits and infrastructure and it is non service impacting. AC Maintenance: February 18-22 The windows are: Monday, February 18 to Friday, February 22, from 06:00 to 18:00 PST, daily. This maintenance is required to perform our quarterly preventative maintenance and is non service impacting. Electrical Maintenance: ...
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Canadian Web Hosting Maintenance Updates: January 31-February 1, 2013

This week, our maintenance is at our our Vancouver data centre. Scheduled Network Maintenance The window is: Thursday, January 31, from 20:00 PST to Friday, February 1, to 06:00 PST. This maintenance is necessary for our secure bandwidth system and it may be service impacting. Please be assured that our team and the appropriate support staff will be present for the entire duration of these maintenance windows. If you are a current Canadian Web Hosting customer and have any comments or concerns, you may contact us by email at support@canadianwebhosting.com, by phone at 1-877-871-7888...
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Canadian Web Hosting Maintenance Update: December 6-7, 2012

This week, our maintenance is from our Toronto facility. Electrical Maintenance The windows are: Thursday, December 6, 2012, from 22:00 EST to Friday, December 7, 2012, to 06:00 EST. This maintenance is non service impacting and is required to perform preventive maintenance on our UPS units. Please be assured that our team and the appropriate support staff will be present for the entire duration of this maintenance window. If you are a current Canadian Web Hosting customer and have any comments or concerns, you may contact us by email at support@canadianwebhosting.com, by phone at ...
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