PCI SAQ (Self Assessment Questionnaire) – What Is It?

The PCI compliance Self Assessment Questionnaire needs to be completed by merchants every 12 months, and is the most comprehensive way to check if your business is PCI compliant.

It’s likely that in recent months you’ve heard of a business suffering a breach of its customers payment card data. It occurs so often now, we all hear about it, and forget about the event quickly.

A 2015 study by Javelin Strategy & Research, found that US$16 billion was stolen from 12.7 million consumers in 2014 in the United States alone, that’s 1 in 100 people. Continue reading “PCI SAQ (Self Assessment Questionnaire) – What Is It?”

Joon Ma Rock Climbing and My Four-Year-Old

Since having my son four years ago, the number of days Ive spent climbing every year has dropped precipitouslyfrom over 100 days at one point to zero. Climbing has always been one of my favorite things to do with my husband, but these days weve substituted playdates and picnics in the park for mountain adventures. Not a bad tradebut still, Ive missed climbing. Living in New York City and working a demanding job made me appreciate all the things it has to offer: the beauty, the companionship, the physical effort, the mental challengeeven the fear. Continue reading “Joon Ma Rock Climbing and My Four-Year-Old”

4 Uses Of Fiber Optic Cables

4 Uses Of Fiber Optic Cables

If you ask many people, they will tell you that they know fiber optic cables for their use in computers. While they are heavily used in that area, they are also heavily used in other areas including:

Cable television

I know that you can’t get off the couch due to your favorite program. Did you know that you are receiving the signals courtesy of fiber optic cables? Telecommunication companies are now heavily using the cables as they have greater speeds and bandwidth. Continue reading “4 Uses Of Fiber Optic Cables”

How Clean Is Your Cloud?

Cloud computing has been a hot topic for these past few years and it’s bringing its best game in changing the technology world, making life easier and faster. On the other hand, global warming has been an age old environmental topic that has got the world at its mercy. It is a term used to describe the century scale rise in the average temperature of the earth’s climate change and its related effects. But the question is, how does these two totally different topics have any relation and how do they affect each other?

Computer expects and environmentalist have questioned if cloud computing is an actual game changer or green washing. Continue reading “How Clean Is Your Cloud?”

What are the best seasons for Everest Base Camp Trekking?

With eight out of fourteen peaks (including Everest (8,848m), Nepal is dream come true destination for every trekking and climbing enthusiast. There are numbers of trekking destination perfect for every level of trekkers from seasonal hikers to novice.

Everest Base Camp is one of sought trekking destination in Nepal known for its incredible beauty and enthralling cultural experience. Though EBC trek might be strenuous but the effort is well compensated by the views of gigantic Himalayan ranges, glaciers, lakes and highland valleys.

But the trekking experience might not be rewarding; if the trekking is not made on favorable time. Continue reading “What are the best seasons for Everest Base Camp Trekking?”

The Role of a Good Cooling Fan for Computers and Electronics

What the Fan Does

The main job of a computer or electronics fan is to keep the part cool. Chips inside them can get very hot so air flow keeps them at a regular temperature. Sadly, stock fans within electronics sometimes aren’t enough. Especially if there are several components working together, perhaps in an office or entertainment center.

That’s why a good fan and fan filter are a great addition to any setup. Learn more about the various types of fans below.

Common Types of Fans:

• Power Supply – Most power supply units or PSU’s are provided with a 90mm or 120mm fan filter and internal fan.However, some suggest that they have two fans, one for intake and one for out-take. Continue reading “The Role of a Good Cooling Fan for Computers and Electronics”

Marshmallows and Stars: Loving Moms Go Camping

According to CNN – even teenagers think they use their phones too much. And a great way to get away from technology is on a camping trip. But to go camping you must plan, in particular, if you want to take your children. These tips will help you plan your camping trip.

1. Start by getting the children involved with planning the trip

Children will always be more interested in any activity they can participate in. And you will fuel their curiosity by having them plan their camping trip. Continue reading “Marshmallows and Stars: Loving Moms Go Camping”

Top 5 tips for European Train Travel

Europes rail network is vast and can get you to almost any part of the continent. Enjoy and experience much of the beauty and charm of this part of the world from the comfort of your carriage. Here are my top ten tips for getting the most out of your European rail vacation.

Point-to-point tickets

It is easiest to purchase point-to-point tickets online, especially if you want to reserve your seat/s in advance on a particular train. Point-to-point tickets are tickets purchased individually at the station and take you from Point A to Point B. Continue reading “Top 5 tips for European Train Travel”

How To Get The Best Enjoyment From Mandatory Medical Uniforms

Scrubs may be the clothing you must wear every day, but having a good selection of quality uniforms in a variety of colors and styles actually makes a well-rounded work wardrobe. If you select well-fitted outfits and rotate wearing them, you can be pleased about your work apparel. Nice-looking ones are suitable for around town before or after work. The material breaths well and some savvy accessorizing makes them an attractive alternative to a boring work wardrobe.

The key to successfully wearing and enjoying these clothes is having a good selection and making use of it. Continue reading “How To Get The Best Enjoyment From Mandatory Medical Uniforms”

3 Great Reasons to Become a Health Coach

Are you a passionate advocate of healthy eating and living a balanced lifestyle? Do your friends and family consider you their go-to nutrition encyclopedia? Are you a person whose life has been changed because you took control of your health? If so, consider getting paid to make a difference in the world by doing what you love. Here are 3 great reasons to launch a new career as a Health Coach!

You’ll Make Money While Pursuing Your Passion

While countless careers feel flat and unfulfilling, health coaching helps others succeed in the challenging arena of changing their lives. Continue reading “3 Great Reasons to Become a Health Coach”