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    What Proteon Customers are Saying...
  • "Thank you again for your time, Mike.  This has been very helpful and I like what I have seen.  I believe this migration will provide the framework for achieving our goals of standardization of our web presence to our project management community as well as standardization of business processes related to event registration, marketing, communication, member services, while providing a platform for centralized administrative services.  The opportunity for our chapter to deliver a new service to the project management community is a very nice bonus."

    PMI Willamette Valley Chapter

Single Sign On Update

                                                                   IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SINGLE SIGN ON

Customer satisifaction continues to be the goal for the staff at Proteon Software.  In that regard, we have developed solutions to Single Sign On issues that some members are having due to browser, cookie and or corporate firewall issues. 

The most common problem a user may have in successfully signing into a chapter website is that their browser is not set to accept third party cookies.  Therefore, if you do have difficulties signing in, please verify that your browser is set to accept third party cookies.

As an additional exclusive service offered by Proteon Software, we are offering PMI Chapters an alternative "Log In Help Link" so those members that may be having difficulties can still log in to register for events and receive their member discounts. 

If your chapter has the Single Sign On log in on the left column of the website, the log in link would look like PMI Central Virginia or if your log in is at the top right an example is at PMI Tallahassee.

If you would like Proteon Software to install this log in help to your chapter, please submit a ticket to Help Desk at Proteon Sofware

 

Support Team at Proteon

PMI Poland Re-Design

Once again, the Proteon Team has proven they will go over and above.  Recently PMI.Org.Pl decided to redesign their website.  Our team worked diligently together to make certain that all of the requirements were met which resulted in a successful Go-Live of of the site and a  dymamic PMI Template.  This is what they had to say:

"Hi Arbind,

I would like to say THANK YOU for all your effort to implement our new pmi.org.pl website. There were quite a lot of requitrements. There were some changes during the project and I am aware you have spent long nights working for our success.

Finally we went live yesterday. I want to share with you first comments from my chapter users that I received today morning:
"great design"
"+10 to usability"
"I love that"
I would like you to know that my chapter users are very satisfied with the results of your hard work.
I would like to say THANK YOU on behalf of PMI Poland Chapter and PMI Poland Chapter Board of Directors."

 

ProDEP will continue to work.

You may have received a notice from PMI regarding the Monthly DEP Access being replaced by the Chapter Reporting System (CRS).  ProDEP, the system your website uses to download your membership each night, will not be affected by this.  The Automated DEP Web Service is not related to the Monthly DEP download although their names are similar.

We do believe that at some future point in time the Automated DEP Web Services will be tied into the CRS but when that happens ProDEP will be modified to accomodate the new data feeds and there will be no dusruption of service.  If and when that happens Proteon will give you an advanced notice of the change.

OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug – Proteon Websites are Secure

There has been a lot of news in the past 24 hours about a security vulnerability in a version of OpenSSL, commonly known as the “Heartbleed Bug”. OpenSSL is a popular cryptographic software library used to help keep Internet communications private, so understandably you may have questions about how this might impact your website.

We take the responsibility of keeping your site protected very seriously at Proteon.   We would like to assure you that with regards to the Heartbleed bug:
 
1) Your website is secure and it is not affected by this exploit.
2) If you use PayPal for your payment services then it is secure.
3) Your Authorize.net, PsiGate, and eWay gateways are secure.
4) There is no need to change your passwords.
 
Additionally no Proteon websites are configured to save any payment data whatsoever.  Proteon websites don't even use file based session management. Everything is stored in volatile RAM and immediately destroyed on exit of the site.  So even in the unlikely event of a breach there would simply be nothing to take.
 
Again we would like to assure all Proteon Partners that your site is secure and not affected in any way by this exploit.
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our customer support team.

Best Practices for Building a Subscriber List

Authors

Anthony Carraturo, VP of Lead Generation & Data Services, MeritDirect Thomas Harpointner, CEO, AIS Media
Andrew Kordek, Chief Strategist and Co-Founder, Trendline Interactive Tom Scearce, Principal, Falconry Group
Jordie van Rijn, Email Marketing consultant, eMailmonday

Executive Summary

As Chief Strategist and Co-Founder at Trendline Interactive, Andrew Kordek has written dozens of strategy documents for clients who needed to build their subscriber lists—and no two strategies were alike. Because every organization has unique needs, Kordek says that there are "literally hundreds of ways to collect email addresses today." Kordek suggests that you think of acquiring subscribers "as a party. You are inviting them to experience your brand, and are asking for something precious from them." His bottom line: "Don't let your party suck...do it right." In this report, other thought leaders join the party to offer their best practices for building an effective subscriber list.

Checklist

  1. Ensure that your sign-up process is streamlined.
  2. Plan the sign-up experience from your potential subscriber's point of view, from start to finish.
  3. Review your email analytics, then clean up your current lists.
  4. Don't bother with unrelated offers, no matter how tempting.
  5. Always include a call to action.
  6. Plan email acquisition like a big party that your guests won't want to leave.
  7. Know your audience and tailor content to their interests.
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