6 blog posts tagged "Operations"

Full Address Validation Leads to Better Business DataArrow Icon
By John Hickey on January 31, 2023
Full Address Validation Leads to Better Business Data Certain surprises are fun. Finding out the person in front of you at Starbucks paid for your coffee? Java-tastic! Finding out you've been shipping products to addresses that don't exist? That's a postal catastrophe. Luckily, many shipping snafus can be prevented by using address validation software. Address validation (or verification) is the process of checking a mailing address against an authoritative address database. If the address matches an address in the known database, it is marked “valid”—meaning it's real.
Pros and Cons of the Fuzzy Address Matching AlgorithmArrow Icon
By John Hickey on January 17, 2023
Typos, typoes or typo's? No matter how you spell the word, typos are a problem. Even the most accurate typist occasionally misspells a word, leaves off a letter at the end, or just types a different word than intended. Typos in a text to your friend aren't a big deal. They'll figure out what you mean using context clues. But in a business data scenario, if you're following the logic of traditional address matching, where an address is either an exact match or not a match, you can't account for different formats or misspellings.
Rising Parcel Shipping Costs in 2022: How to Cut Your Shipping ExpensesArrow Icon
By Wes Arnold on November 21, 2022
Parcel shipping costs have been rising since 2020. We’ve all seen inflation on the consumer end, whether we’re checking out online or paying at the gas pump. And skyrocketing freight rates have made headlines. Today, we’re going to focus on the impact of the increasing cost of shipping on your business and what you can do about it. But don’t lose hope—while we’re going to explore climbing shipment costs in this article, we’ll also chat about what your business can do to make shipping more efficient.
How to Clean Address Data For the Holiday RushArrow Icon
By Trent Howell on November 14, 2022
It’s November, and online shopping is ramping up to its climactic end-of-year blitz. www. blackfriday. com estimates that between Thanksgiving and Black Friday of this year, consumers will spend approximately $13 billion 1. That’s great news for your business. But if you don’t have the right tools in place to help you meet that demand, you might be left wishing you had better prepare. Staffing may be one issue for many businesses. According to the US Chamber of Commerce, the wholesale and retail trade industry has experienced the second-highest quit rate of all industries since November 20202.
How To Setup A Tinc VPNArrow Icon
By Jonathan Duncan on October 23, 2015
I was given the task of setting up a tinc VPN so that we could test performance for comparison against other VPN systems. This task took much longer than it should have. For that reason I am making this post to help myself and others remember how to do it again in the future. ---------- Installing tinc is straightforward enough. You can download the latest release and build it, or install from your favorite package manager. The configuration for tinc lives in /etc/tinc. The configuration is what seems to be the hard part of getting tinc to work.
Performance Testing With PhoronixArrow Icon
By Jonathan Duncan on October 5, 2015
Not every server is made equally. On dedicated servers the hardware varies widely. On virtual and cloud servers the resource allocations also vary widely. Some servers are CPU optimized for maximum computing power. Others focus on having a lot of memory. Some servers are built to have a good balance of all system resources. Hardware aside, we require many differing tasks of our servers. Some applications are processor hungry, some need large amounts of disk space, while others take up a lot of memory.

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