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Well, here we are again with the discovery of the largest security flaw ever facing the American public and for that matter the entire world.  Just when we think we have all our ducks in a row for ensuring our systems are compliant, the monkey wrench gets thrown into the engine and we sit here scratching our heads, or to be honest, freaking out on how to begin to understand the severity of this vulnerability.  Do we have a plan for remediation, what effect does this have on our compliance to our clients and customers, who are our cloud providers, what SaaS applications do we have?  The list goes on and on. With all the different types of hardware the Meltdown ...
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The IBM Institute for Business Value surveyed executives from 203 organizations in the consumer industry – which includes both retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) organizations – from 16 countries. Out of 203 organizations, 7 percent expect to have a commercial blockchain solution at scale in 2018. A total of 18 percent “First Movers” are working with investing in blockchain now. First Movers see broad benefits from blockchain across six areas: Product safety and authenticity Supply chain optimization Finance Operational processes Promotional strategy management Customer engagement and co-creation Read the full ...
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By:  John  M. Attinger, Director – Security & Training at Capensys, and Steve Williams, Director of Strategic Partnerships at MediaPro. Increasing Engagement in Your Security Awareness Program. Debate will and should continue about what role individuals and employees should play in the security effort. What is no longer a debate is that an individual’s decision making, when it comes to handling data, transferring information, and protecting devices, can have a major impact on an organization of any size. In today’s hyper-connected world there is an ongoing clash between personal and professional tasks – an individual’s digital life and their attention is ...
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The subject or byline for this blog post is Self-Paced Learning vs. Classroom (ILT) Learning vs. Pre-Learning. The thinking here is that this will be some sage WWF (I’m old enough to remember it) style article pitting each of these delivery methods against each other thereby allowing whomever oversees learning and development at your firm to see a clear-cut winner and more effectively allocate budget dollars. Well, it brings me great joy to tell you there is no clear-cut winner for the Magic Learning and Development model or method to achieve your goals. It is more about building a toolkit or assembling a menu for your learners to select what works best for them. ...
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Excel  - Entering a hard return within a cell Did you know that you can enter a hard return within an Excel cell?  Here’s how:   Double-click the cell to edit the contents. Place the insertion point where you wish the hard return. Press Alt+Enter.   Submitted by Martin Flook, Bennett Jones
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Searching in Outlook 2016 and Outlook Online Improving search results in the Outlook Desktop application or in Outlook Online can be accomplished by utilizing the following Keywords: Additional Searching Tips A. Searching in Outlook is not case sensitive: Example: Subject:Captain America This will produce the same results as subject:captain america B. To search for an exact match of the words use double quotation marks (“.”) Example: To:“Donald Duck” will only return emails where Donald Duck appears in the To field To:Donald Duck will return emails where the To: line contains Donald, Duck and Donald Duck. C. To search by more than on Keyword ...
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As  last year’s catalog   of ILTA’s KM-related programming was well-received, let’s make it an annual event.  Think of it as ILTA KM’s holiday letter, without the stories about kids and travel. As you will see below, ILTA’s KM programming comes in a variety of formats, from articles and blog posts to webinars and ILTACON panels. If you need a refresher on these programming types, refer back to the explanation in last year’s post. My main observation from putting together the list below is that KM professionals have diverse interests. I focused on content that was targeted to or created by, KM professionals, and the resulting breadth of topics was noteworthy.  ...
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On December 14, 2017, the FCC voted in a 3-2 party-line vote to end net neutrality despite overwhelming bipartisan and public support for it. Net neutrality requires internet service providers (ISPs) like Verizon and Comcast to distribute internet access fairly and equally to everyone, regardless of how much they pay or where they are located. Before we dive into how net neutrality could potentially impact blockchain, let's better understand what net neutrality actually is. The FCC voted on the Restoring Internet Freedom Order, which concerned the repeal of Title II protection for net neutrality. Title II was the only legal way in which companies could be ...
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Power and Responsibility: What are you doing with your data?   “With great power comes great responsibility.” Although originally articulated by Voltaire, important figures ranging from Winston Churchill to Spiderman’s Uncle Ben have used this phrase. And never before has it been truer. With the ever increasing amount of data held in corporate repositories, the associated power—and responsibility—that comes with managing and controlling such information has never been greater. Most recently, we have seen the EU strike down Safe Harbor provisions and replace them with more stringent requirements under Privacy Shield. In the next few months, they will ...
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Organizational Changes at the North Pole The recent announcement that Donner and Blitzen have elected to take the early reindeer retirement package has triggered a good deal of concern about whether they will be replaced, and about other restructuring decisions at the North Pole. Streamlining was necessary due to the North Pole's loss of dominance of the season's gift distribution business. Home shopping channels and mail order catalogs have diminished Santa's market share. He could not sit idly by and permit further erosion of the profit picture. The reindeer downsizing was made possible through the purchase of a late model Japanese sled for the CEO's ...
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It seems like not a day goes by without another article or news headline featuring a security breach, whether it be Equifax or a law firm.  In light of law firm breaches finally becoming public, there’s been a fever pitch focus on security – and rightfully so.  These breaches are evolving from pure ransomware to malware wipers capable of rendering all locally saved data inaccessible, even after the ransom is paid. In response to these threats, many firms are looking to the cloud as a means to become more secure.  For most firms, this is a very sound decision, as cloud providers are able to spend significantly more on security measures.  However, simply moving ...
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Windows 10 Resources Is your organization upgrading to Windows 10?  ILTA has dozens of resources related to Microsoft’s newest operating system.  This is not a comprehensive list, by any means, but includes some great resources that you might find helpful.  ILTA will also be hosting quarterly roundtables in 2018 regarding Windows 10, so be looking for those on ILTA’s schedule! Recap: Windows 10 Peer Discussion https://www.iltanet.org/blogs/karen-kucinski/2017/11/14/recap-windows-10-peer-discussion Microsoft Deployment Toolkit: Imaging 101 for Windows 10 https://www.iltanet.org/viewdocument/09-26-16-webinar-recording-micros?_ga=2.116948230.1633758863.1511895035-258543413.1509550121&ssopc=1 ...
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Blockchain for Change , a New York City startup has developed a mobile app called Fummi which is preloaded onto a free smartphone which allows the homeless to manage their digital identity, access shelters and food pantries, and make use of financial services. The initiative uses blockchain technology, and may be the first time a distributed ledger has been employed to help a homeless population. It has teamed up with Life Wireless , which provides phones to low-income groups using federal subsidies. Life Wireless is distributing the phones in the Bronx initially. NYC service providers such as Urban Pathways , Part of the Solution (POTS), ...
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Your firm has decided to join the modern workforce and offer employees the ability to work remotely either on a part-time or full-time basis. The benefits are many: superior employee retention, savings on real estate expenses, improved work-life balance and perhaps even a bump in productivity if you can avoid the pitfalls. This survival guide was designed to offer some insight from those intrepid explorers that have already made the journey to assist you in what can be a perilous expedition. It is critical to have a well thought commuting agreement/policy in place before launching your telecommuting program. Thoughts on this foundational piece are covered ...
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Headers and Footers Shortcuts Word includes a very easy-to-use shortcut that allows you to jump right to the header:   Alt+V, H . (Press the   Alt   and   V   key at the same time, then press   H . You can continue holding down the   Alt  key as you press   H   or not, it is up to you.) A helpful mnemonic for this shortcut is "Alt View Headers," and it works great. Once you are in the header area, you can then use the   Down Arrow   to move to the footer area and use the   Up Arrow   to move back to the header area. Getting back to the main document using the keyboard requires a different shortcut key:   Shift+Alt+C . This closes ...
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The automotive industry has seen a number of technological changes through recent years. From car makers using smaller and safer robots to work alongside humans on the assembly line, to connected smart cars thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), to cars that utilize machine learning to enhance its autopilot like Tesla. While these emerging technologies will continue to have an impact on the auto industry, I think the next big disruptor will be blockchain. How might it work? Let’s take a look at a use case example. In IBM’s Blockchain for Dummies e-book , they explore a blockchain application for leasing a vehicle. Many of us have leased one at ...
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“I was always kind of frustrated with some of the challenges,” said Dan Hauck, “in terms of how difficult it was to collaborate, how over-reliant we are on email to manage files, to share ideas, to communicate with our colleagues, and I thought that there was really a huge opportunity to do something innovative to address the problem that lawyers and professionals had.” That frustration led Hauck to leave his job as an associate at a large law firm to co-found ThreadKM, the company recently acquired by NetDocuments. What it does “ThreadKM is a collaboration platform that is matter-centric,” Hauck says, “and allows lawyers and legal teams to have conversations ...
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KM Quarterly Roundtable Recap Introduction of Series                There has been a lot of new and increased interest in KM. With new people wanting to learn more and the community’s desire for opportunities to exchange ideas ILTA’s Information Management content team heard you and established the KM Quarterly Roundtables. These will be led by a rotating group of KM professionals. The topics are flexible, and if there is any specific discussion you’d like to have us bring to the group please email any ideas to Nicole at nicole@itlanet.org . Below are some recap notes from our first roundtable. We hope you all found it useful, and if you were not ...
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In May 2018, the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect. Data protection is not a new concept, but the GDPR is intended to bring together and standardize regulation with a distinct emphasis on protecting individuals. More importantly, it is intended to protect individuals and, as such, will apply to all firms and legal departments conducting business within the EU or with EU citizens – anywhere in the world. If your firm or legal department has clients operating within the EU or transacting business with EU citizens, or you hold data of an EU citizen in connection with your firm’s representation of a client, you will ...
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Arranging Paragraphs Sometimes you want to move a paragraph or two around in your document. For instance, you might want to move a paragraph from its current location to before the preceding paragraph. You can quickly move paragraphs by following these steps: Position the insertion point in the paragraph you want to move. While holding down the   Shift   and   Alt   keys, press the   Up Arrow   or   Down Arrow   to move the paragraph.
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