Business Process Management & PCI Compliance: The Essential Approach

By Ken Kauffman, Solutions Architecture Director

In 2006, the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council (SCC) was established by the credit card brands to provide standards regarding protection of cardholder account data. Specifically, the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) outlines guidance for processing, transmitting, and storing cardholder account data.

The purpose of PCI DSS is to increase controls around cardholder account data, thereby reducing credit card fraud via exposure. It’s included as a mandatory compliance term in the credit card’s contracts with issuers, merchants, and servicers. While PCI compliance is not a state or federal legal requirement, the reporting of data breaches is generally legally binding at state levels and is used as a mechanism for notifying card brands of potential non-compliance.

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Top 5 Questions I Heard from Clients Related to Project & Portfolio Management in 2012

By John Zolldan, Director, Project & Portfolio Management

As Director of Celerity's Project & Program Management (PPM) practice, I had the opportunity to work with a diverse set of companiesFortune 500s, mid-markets and start-upsin 2012. Regardless of their size, industry and maturity, our discussions about improving the quality and value of service delivered by their IT organizations have centered on a common set of themes.

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Is Your Business Process Ready for Automation?

By Moshe Cohen, Engagement Director

The marketplace for business process management automation is beginning to blossom. Today’s sophisticated tools allow users—sometimes with minimal support from internal technology departments—to quickly stand up applications that streamline business processes, integrate with other systems, and make changes over time through user configuration rather than traditional coding.

But before diving headfirst into automating business processes, one fundamental question should be asked: Is your business process ready for automation?

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Technology Change & Adoption: 5 Steps to Drive Success

By Kevin Coyle, VP of Consulting Services

Is it Groundhog Day?

Every day, we find ourselves engaged in similar conversations with our clients about the latest and greatest technologies. They want to know what’s hot, what’s not, and what solutions will drive their organization forward. The trends du jour include big data, cloud computing, social media and self-service business intelligence, just to name a few.

While technologies continue to evolve, the end goal remains the same for our clients: adopt and implement the best-fit solution that will drive greater efficiencies, improved customer experiences and ultimately...revenues.

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