The 2018 World Technology Conference took place in Seattle recently and I was lucky enough to attend this mind meld event. Read on for observations and highlights.
Is your company US-based and assuming that GDPR doesn't have an impact since you don't have offices in the EU? Wrong!
Regardless of the ongoing tax legislative discussions outcome, one thing is certain – we will continue to pay taxes. All of the digital capabilities required to make our lives easier are available today. While it is too late to impact 2017 taxes, 2018 and beyond is open for improvements. Let’s start applying data and technology to create a better tax game.
Listen up marketers! If you have not heard of the GDPR or if you assumed that you’re in the clear because you’re in the U.S. rather than the EU, here is what you need to know.
Use this list to determine which digital policies you choose to create and adopt depend on variables particular to your organization.
What can your organization do to guide employees into correctly balancing their rights to free speech and personal use of social media, while also protecting the brand and reputation of your company?
Here is how you incorporate existing standards into your own set for organizational use.
All eyes have been on GDPR, but there is more to digital integrity and online risk coming our way. Pay attention to the proverbial forest as well as the trees.
There are no perfect sets of standards, but you can come close with these tips.
Policies are a two-pronged opportunity for layers: Protecting clients from dangers and generating revenue in the process.
Don't re-create policies and silo digital requirements. Instead, extend organizational policies to include digital.
Nothing! As long as you use them in the right way. Here is how.
I recently attended two conferences, the DX Summit and Gilbane, and share my key takeway on a shift in digital.
What is the difference between a good and a bad standard? It's contents of course!
To remain competitive in today’s market and continue to exist in the face of increasing digital and business disruption your legacy digital processes and operational models must be updated. Here's what to consider.
Quality tools are not inherently bad or a poor investment, but you need to understand their capabilities and the value they will add to the organization.
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been gaining a lot of attention lately, as the law’s effective date (May 25, 2018) looms closer. Is your university ready?
How can you ensure that your organization is protected and prepared when (not if!) an audit occurs?
Once you have identified who in your organizations should be tasked with establishing digital policy, it is time to assign official duties. I have provided a good list to get you started.
Deciding exactly how many standards authors you should have, and how many is too many, is exactly what we tease out during digital governance framework definition efforts.
Security and data breach. Branding. Trademarks and copyrights. Social media usage. Search engine optimization. Digital marketing content ownership. Who in your organization is thinking about these issues hollistically?
If you have an online presence, you have an online risk. And it extends way beyond publishing a blog post with an embarrassing spelling error.
Writing 10-15 pages of guidance in legalese and saving a PDF version to your Intranet is not the way to go about writing good digital policy. Here is what it really takes, and it's easy!
Stand up a functional policy program to align your organization to individual accountabilities for digital. In doing so, you can stop your organization from failing and begin to celebrate online integrity of your digital operations.
Use the WanaCrypt opportunity to re-examine your approach to digital policy as well as the roles of those invested in your digital.
A primer on how to get started with digital policy development.
Data security and data breaches are a big deal. Get the list of countries that have legal requirements for notification.
Today business users and digital marketers challenge their organization’s online integrity in many ways. Lawyers can help avoid the legal and regulatory landmines that pose a threat.
There is more to standards than writing down guidance. Here's what it takes to get them adopted and used.
How can your organizations set itself apart in a world of diminishing online privacy?
Many U.S.-based companies extend their service and product reach into Canada with the assumption that our northern neighbors have the same regulatory and legal requirements. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
The idea that you need to tie standards development to a redesign or any other milestone or event is a myth.
You are likelier to engage more colleagues and develop a culture of collaboration if you understand the difference between a standard and a guideline.
Over the past few years, Nordstrom has been the go-to case study for how to adapt traditional customer service into the digital world. Here is another reason the company is doing well online.
If you don't currently have an accessibility policy, these are the steps you should take to create one.
Why an organization should have a linking policy, one which states when it is acceptable to link from their website to another.
Details on the new security framework is available for industrial Internet of Things (IoT).
The program requires self-certification, which underscores the need for your organization to have a digital policy steward who will track requirements and ensure your organization is compliant.
Why not look at the policies developed by other organizations and copy them?
If you have not yet defined a data breach policy and a corresponding “first 48 hours” response plan — now is the time.
What does it mean to have a good policy? Do you simply write out a document that checks the box or do you really consider your audience and write simple and understandable policies? Here is a quick look at what makes a policy a good one.
Data collection, information storage and its transfer across country or regional borders (think Russia, Kazakhstan, Australia, or EU) resides in an increasingly complex realm. Here is what you should consider for your practices.
Is IKEA's pulling its digital catalog from its online Russian a good or bad move? Socially it may be perceived as a weakness, but what it demonstrates is especially strong digital governance.
A few years ago, it would have been unheard of to have a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) in an organization.
Your digital channels (and you!) deserve a lifetime of happiness, whether you see that as making it to your silver wedding anniversary or having someone with you into your golden years.
The reality is that most organizations will be less efficient and less effective.
What is your governance model and is it working? There are at least three ingredients you need to make it a success.
Change management practices for good content management system adoption.
Is SharePoint the right tool? As long as you govern.
So if you are thinking about cleaning up your existing site or migrating to an entirely new platform, this is the time to consider how you will govern your content and the principles around it, from written work to access.