Month: November 2020

Global Software Applications / SurferQuest Receives Recognition from the Better Business Bureau for their professional ethics


Central Pennsylvania, United States – November 24, 2020

Philipsburg, PA – The Better Business Bureau gives out awards each year to prominent businesses in the community that show a high level of quality in their services. This year, Global Software Applications llc/ SurferQuest, a 20 year old  central Pennsylvanian software development company, was nominated as a finalist for the 2020 BBB Torch Awards for Torch Award for Ethics.

The BBB Torch Award for  Ethics is an annual award that is awarded to select businesses that display ethical business practices, build a community of trust, and offer outstanding service to their clients. The winners of the BBB Torch Award for Ethics receive public recognition for their work and efforts across several platforms. This award is a symbol to those in the community that the business is committed to ethical practices, and it is a way for businesses to set themselves apart in the community.

The BBB has very high standards for businesses to meet in order to qualify for the award.  Applicants are judged by an independent panel from Duquesne University based on the following criteria; excellence, integrity, teamwork, trust, respect, and community involvement. Businesses are expected to show dedication in these essential areas to be considered for the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics.

Kathryn Koning, president of Global Software Applications, had this to share:
“It is a true honor to be recognized for all of our efforts to continuously meet the standards the BBB sets for the torch awards. I feel a sense of deep pride having the BBB torch award presented to us at Global Software Applications / SurferQuest, especially being able to share this award to my team. The dedication of our team to promote and foster the highest ethical relationship between our clients and the public is amazing. As a company in the past 20 years we set certain standards as a guide, but when you have a team that exceeds the standards and raises the bar, well that is something to take pride in. It is so important knowing that our clients and companies that we work with will be treated with respect and fairness, it’s more than a guide. It’s a way of life with us.”

Global Software Applications llc/ SurferQuest, was chosen from the pool of nominations based on their commitment to a high level of service and ethics. During the evaluation, Global Software Applications llc/ SurferQuest showed the judges excellence in the way that their company was run, exhibiting passion, fairness and integrity about the work that they do within Hospitality as well as the software development side. The judges were also able to make their decision by evaluating the ways that  promoted an atmosphere of belonging, worked towards common goals, demonstrated consistency and fairness with employees and customers, and by the way that they were positively involved in the community. Global Software Applications llc/ SurferQuest completed the vetting process as a finalist in the category of 11-49 employees, establishing the firm as an ethical, trustworthy, and reputable business.

For more information, visit https://www.surferquest.com

About the Better Business Bureau
For more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2019, people turned to BBB more than 183 million times for BBB Business Profiles on nearly 5.8 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at BBB.org.

The Better Business Bureau brand is represented by four national and international non-profit organizations:

The International Association of Better Business Bureaus (BBB.org) represents the local, independent BBBs that serve every community in the United States, most of Canada, and a growing number of locations in Mexico. Its foundation is the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust (BBBMarketplaceTrust.org).

BBB Wise Giving Alliance (Give.org) helps donors make informed giving decisions and promotes high standards of conduct among organizations that solicit contributions from the public.

About Global Software Applications llc/ SurferQuest
Global Software Applications is a successful software development company, specializing in self service applications for the hospitality industry since 1999. Beginning with SurferQuest public computer software, GSA has become widely recognized for providing secure business center solutions to many four and five star resorts and casinos around the world.

Since 2001, SurferQuest has been proud to set the industry standard in business center solutions and hotel and guest technology.

SurferQuest is committed to meeting the needs of every hotel it serves with specially designed custom solutions. Every app within SQ’s product portfolio is continually upgraded and tailored to provide only the best for your guests.

The private information of over 10 million hotel guests compromised in data breach, SurferQuest software secure and not affected

Millions of hotel guests world wide have been the victim of a recent data breach. A well known reservation platform has been compromised with identity theft, credit card fraud and vacation stealing. Because of this breach, records and private information dating all the way back to 2013 have been exposed. The records contain full names, credit card numbers, reservation numbers and other confidential information pertaining to guest stays.

I wanted to write about this today because this is exactly why SurferQuest was created, and why we take security so seriously.

Security is of the utmost importance to us and to traveling guests. Nothing is quite as unnerving and anxiety inducing as learning your credit card and banking information has been hacked or stolen.

SurferQuest ensures that public guest devices and business center computers cannot be hacked. After each session the computer reverts to start state, completely removing credit card information, passwords and any other details from within the session. SurferQuest can also block objectionable browser content, protecting you from the liability that can come from guest browsing in a public setting.

There are plenty of things to worry about in 2020, SurferQuest is not one of them. With SurferQuest you can feel confident that guest information is protected.