Digital transformation is at the top of almost every board agenda today. There’s no denying the potential risks - and opportunities - posed by the impact of technology on our organisations, because change can now happen in the blink of an eye, and not being equipped to deal with that change can be catastrophic for a business. Consider major organisations such as Toys R Us, Barnes and Noble and licensed taxi services, all of which have suffered at the hands of more innovative competitors.
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This is a guest post from BuildEmpire's Marketing Manager, Aimee Ward.
With GDPR taking effect at the end of this month, organisations need to make sure that their LMS supports GDPR compliance. GDPR affects every organisation that operates within the EU, whether they are based inside the EU or not, meaning that this affects many global organisations. The risks involved if you fail to comply with GDPR can be catastrophic for many businesses, ranging from significant financial fines to serious reputational damage associated with not protecting users’ personal data, making it essential that you’re prepared before the deadline on 25th May 2018.
While the Cambridge Analytica scandal unfolded before our very eyes, data protection has never been more important. Across the pond, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go in affect across the European Union as of 25th May 2018, which will effectively allow millions of people in the region to have full control over their personal data. While the EU is making prominent strides in the right direction - what about the rest of the world?
Over the past few months, here at Totara, we’ve been busy working on putting together the agenda for the 2018 APAC User Conference hosted in Sydney, 6th-7th June.
The goal this year is to invite some of our Totara advocates who can provide in-depth experience and insight about Totara Learn and Totara Social, so our delegates can gain invaluable knowledge about how others within the Totara community are using the platform.
I am lucky enough to be attending my first ever ATD International Conference and Expo in San Diego this May with the Totara team. While you may find me at the stand (#1027) for most of the conference.
Anyone who deals with EU organisations probably feels as though they can’t escape the constant talk about GDPR at the moment.
GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, is set to be enforced later on 25th May 2018, with those organisations who are not yet compliant facing huge fines.
It's the week of Learning Technologies 2018, and the Totara team is busy ironing out the final details for our time in London over the next few days.
We're kicking off on Tuesday 30th with the 2018 EMEA Totara Partner event, where we will be catching up with our partners and revealing our upcoming plans. We like to give our partners the opportunity to meet each year to enable them to share their success stories, discuss any challenges they are facing and keep up with what's going on across the region.
This time last year, Learning Nexus wrote a blog on trends that would shape 2017. Some of those trends included the increase in the use of video in eLearning and microlearning. Did these predictions come true? In some ways, yes. We read several learning reports which stated the benefits of microlearning. This led to an increase in organisations seeking shorter, bitesize learning to keep employees engaged. Many of these trends are continuing into 2018 and beyond, but we’re also predicting some additions for the new year.
Great news - four Totara Platinum Partners won Learning Technologies Awards in London on 28th November 2017! Congratulations to everyone involved - once again, this is evidence of the amazing talent in our global Totara Partner network.