In the US – Memorial Day
Decoration Day or Memorial Day as it later came to be known, is recognized on the last Monday of May. It began to commemorate the deadliest of all American Wars – the Civil War -- where scholars allege as many as 625,000 to 855,000 Americans were killed. The Civil War accounted for more lives lost than the combined death totals of WWI, WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Gulf, and Iraq/Afghanistan wars. We currently honor all military personnel who died in combat or died while in service to our country. All gave some, some gave all. Pipkins will be closed May 30 in observation of Memorial Day.
News from Across the Pond
Cheers! June 3 marks
Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee – 70 years after ascending to the throne. This celebration is one seldom reached. Queen Victoria made it to her diamond jubilee marking 60 years. The kings did not get to see any jubilees past the golden (50 years), and there is no record that a celebration even took place. The Platinum Jubilee is uncharted waters for the UK monarchy – and we wish the 96- year-old queen a grand celebration. God Save The Queen. PipUK will be closed June 2 and 3.
Upgrades to 5.43 are still progressing. We currently have 56% of the customers completed. If you haven't been scheduled reach out to customer support to schedule a date and time that is convenient for your organization.
Further testing on SwiftPik functionality happened. About 119 tests have been performed since testing began two months ago, with 39 of those completed in May. Those functions with issues or potential issues have been identified and are sent back to developers. After the exploratory tests are completed, a more formal test plan will be produced. Our development methods are compliant with our ISO 27001:2013 certification.
In June we will be traveling to New Orleans for the
SHRM Annual Conference & Expo 2022.
Pipkins will be at the first floor exhibit hall booth 2547.