The Totara team is looking forward to its trip to Las Vegas in a couple of weeks for DevLearn 2018, and this year our plans are bigger and better than ever before. CEO Richard Wyles will be attending, as will members of the US and UK teams and, for the first time ever, the Totara Community team will be joining the Totara Village to demonstrate how we’ve created a truly global, dynamic learning community.
Recent blog posts (LMS News & Trends)
There have been A LOT of articles in recent years threatening the possibility of robots taking our jobs (and there’s actually a whole website dedicated to helping people find out how at risk their job role is - as a marketing manager, my risk of replacement is a reassuringly low 1%... for now).
Until now, the five-day working week has been a given. From Monday to Friday, the vast majority of office-based workers take to their desks to complete their tasks, with only the occasional bank holiday to punctuate the traditional working week. However, with 9-5 hours being all but dead (and yes, that’s the fault of millennials too), could the typical working week be next?
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.
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.