SOC 2 and Data Access Controls: What You Need to Know

March 29, 2018 in Compliance, SaaS Stack, Security


Guest post by Schuyler Brown, co-founder strongDM

As a part of our Blissfully SOC 2 compliance series, we invited strongDM to write a guest blog post about the challenges of data access controls, and why database management is important in the scheme of completing a SOC 2 audit. Blissfully used strongDM in our SOC 2 technology stack, mapped to the audit requirement of logical and physical access controls. Read more in our recently published SOC 2 Compliance Playbook.

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How to Build a People-Centric Employee Onboarding Process

January 25, 2018 in Employee Lifecycle, HR, SaaS Stack

Employee onboarding is one of the most important experiences in someone’s time at your organization. Onboarding is when they not only receive the tools they need to do the job they’ve been hired for, but also form their first impressions of what it’s like to work with you and begin acclimating to your organizational culture.

In fact, a strong employee onboarding program can increase retention by 25% and performance by 11%.

So while it’s easy to oversimplify employee onboarding as a technical process that involves things like email setup and benefits enrollment, it has much bigger implications from a culture and productivity standpoint. Therefore, it not only makes sense, but is imperative to your and your employees’ success to take a people-first approach as you bring new hires into the fold.

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The RIGHT Way to Configure Google Drive

November 26, 2017 in G Suite

team drives

Dropbox has long been the gold standard for how file syncing should work. However, since Google Drive launched, and comes with 30GB free with Google Apps accounts, it’s been steadily replacing many companies file sharing platform. The problem though, is that Google Drive’s default organizational framework is confusing and broken.

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Blissfully Launches out of Early Access

September 18, 2017 in News

We are here to simplify your tech operations.

Blissfully began with the vision of helping companies make the best technology choices, integrate them, and manage them. And there is no type of technology more pervasive than SaaS (software as a service).

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Marketing Site Stack

July 5, 2017 in SaaS Stack

If you have many (or any) engineers on your team, it’s really tempting to spend those engineering resources building out your marketing site. Don’t do it. Engineering resources are incredibly important and typically scarce, especially in early stage companies. It’s important to keep those focused on your critical path items.
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