Your first day of work for a new employer or in a new position can be exciting, terrifying, and more than a little overwhelming. In Information Technology, there are few things that amplify the feeling of being overwhelmed as much as inheriting an IT infrastructure and recognizing major gaps in security. If these are the problems you can see, what lies under the surface? What do you triage? What do you roadmap? How do you explain the situation to a superior without laying blame at the feet of your predecessor or new coworkers?
We are often asked what Interchange Optimization really means and the impact it has on a company’s bottom line. The answer is complex, but at its core, Interchange Optimization is based on industry-specific program requirements that were created by the card brands (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX).
For many, life was a lot simpler decades ago. Granted, the advancements in technology and medicine didn’t seem to come as quickly as they do now. And we probably all wonder how we ever lived without cell phones. But the slower pace is something people these days probably wouldn’t mind experiencing every now and then.
Historical studies of employee theft suggest a general “10-10-80” rule of thumb. This proposes that 10% of employees will never steal, 10% will always steal, and 80% could go either way depending on circumstances and opportunity.
While the culture and example set at any company will influence the 80% when facing a decision, there are also effective theft-prevention measures to use that go beyond principles:
Business Insider recently shared a feature on the “Gap Between EMV Adoption and Usage in the US” and how we have been stacking up against other countries around the globe.
First off, let’s define exactly what EMV is and why it’s here.
What do some corporate retirement planners know that you don’t? There’s gold in them there private health exchanges! Savings to US Companies who move their retirees to private health care exchanges could be in the trillions, according to some analysts.