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March 2018 Newsletter



March 2018

 

What’s new at Suite3

 

Who doesn’t like a good party? And there ain’t no party like a Suite3 party!

In this month’s newsletter, we announce Suite3’s hosting of both the Greater Northampton and Greater Easthampton chambers for their April networking events, as well as our upcoming participation as a Gold sponsor of the Greater New England Credit Union Show, discuss passphrases vs. passwords, share early Suite3 logo design concepts, and we meet Blue Team member, Deb Zeigler. Enjoy!

Dave's signature

 

 

Dave DelVecchio, President

 

Suite3 Hosts Chambers on Wed 4/4!

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, Suite3 hosts both the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Greater Easthampton from 5pm to 7pm for their April Arrive @ 5 / Networking by Night events!

As an exclusive offer to all Suite3 clients and friends, if you register through our Eventbrite page rather than through either Chamber’s registration page by 3/31, your entry will be gratis courtesy of Suite3! Simply sign up through this site and your attendance is on us!

Join us at GNECUS!

Suite3 is a Gold sponsor and will be exhibiting at the Great New England Credit Union Show (GNECUS) on May 8, 2018 at the DCU Center in Worcester. New England’s largest Credit Union show, GNECUS is a must-attend event for anyone who works in the credit union industry. At 2018 GNECUS, attendees will learn about trends in cyber security, member engagement, the future of payments and much more in education sessions led by industry experts, including Dave DelVecchio, who will be speaking on Suite3’s project management best practices.

If you are a Credit Union professional, attend at a 50% discount! Simply enter the code SUCREDIT2018 at the end of the registration process. The code is good through April 20, 2018 and is valid for Credit Union Professionals ONLY.

For more information on GNECUS, please visit www.greatcushow.com.

Passphrases vs. Passwords

In a recent meeting, a client posed a question about the use of passphrases rather than passwords as password policy best practice. The idea is that by extending the minimum number of characters to 14 but removing the need for special characters and lowering number of incorrect attempts before lockout, the phrases selected will be easier for users to remember, but harder for hackers to crack.

As with most options, there are pros and cons to this approach. To learn more, please review a recent blog article where we explore this topic in greater detail.

Early Logo Design Options

Needless to say, the process of starting with a blank slate was pretty intimidating. However, our consultants lead us through the process by reminding us that we didn’t have to have a “eureka” moment – we simply needed to explore style and manner options that could point us in the direction that held the greatest potential.

In a recent blog article we explore the facilitated creative process for the birth of our new look.

Meet Deb Zeigler
Deb Zeigler
First joining Innovative in 2008 and recently celebrating her 10th anniversary with us, Deb brought over fifteen years experience in computer field services, serving as the Lead Service Technician, Technical Manager, and Director of Support for two area IT service companies. During her career, Deb has attained technical certifications from Apple, SonicWall, and Microsoft.

When away from the office, Deb avidly consumes sci-fi books and movies, enjoys hiking in the woods with her husband Rob, and belly-dancing.

 


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