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Fostering a Security Conscious Culture

Fostering a Security Conscious Culture

At a recent MIT Symposium about cybersecurity, James Lugabihl of ADP’s Global Security Organization, shared his thoughts on fostering a security conscious culture. He laid out several steps to help drive a security culture: Managing privileged administrator accounts, having proper network segmentation and implementing the right crisis management plan. Organizations need to plan properly and focus on the proper execution of their incident response plan, he added To learn more about what was covered during this interesting session, read the following TechTarget story: http://searchcio.techtarget.com/blog/TotalCIO/MIT-CIO-Symposium-Future-proof-your-organization-from-a-hack-attack Share this:Click to email (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new...

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Computerworld: Meet ADP’s ‘business anthropologist,’ putting human thought behind chatbots

Computerworld: Meet ADP’s ‘business anthropologist,’ putting human thought behind chatbots

Computerworld’s Mary Pratt recently interviewed Martha Bird, ADP’s Business Anthropologist, to learn about her unique role in helping ADP design technologies that work for people — creating conversational user interfaces and chatbots that can serve different professional audiences across different geographies and different cultures. “My role is always about thinking about the intersections of technologies and people or, put another way, about the human-machine relationships in cultural context. ADP has embraced design thinking as a guiding UX principle and approach because we know that ultimately our tools need to meet real human needs,” she said. To learn more about Martha’s role at ADP, read the full article here: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3196095/it-management/meet-adps-business-anthropologist-putting-human-thought-behind-chatbots.html Share this:Click to email (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new...

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Accounting Today Explores Payroll Trends

Accounting Today Explores Payroll Trends

Accounting Today quoted Chris Rush, division vice president of Strategy and Business Development, Small Business Services, in an article titled “Software survey: Moving past gross to net,” which discusses trends in payroll processing, such as the potential impact of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the use by accounting firms of data analytics to differentiate themselves to their clients. “Big Data benchmarking and predictive analytics tools can help accounting firms further differentiate and grow the firm’s service offering as a strategic advisor by providing its clients with valuable insight to attract and retain top talent…It can give an accounting practice the ability to compare its employee data with current industry averages — including compensation, turnover, productivity and other workforce metrics. Turnover probability identifies the likelihood of voluntary turnover across an organization, within job types, locations and teams, as well as for individual employees. And data analytics can help accounting firms prepare for new pay equity reporting requirements.” Read the entire article at Accounting Today. Share this:Click to email (Opens...

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Accountex Report Explores ADP’s Approach to Innovation

Accountex Report Explores ADP’s Approach to Innovation

Kacee Johnson, founder and blogger for her consultant company, Blue Ocean Principles, has contributed to Accountex Report a Q&A with Stuart Sackman, titled “How ADP’s Innovation Lab is Creating Blue Oceans,” which explores ADP’s approach to innovation and how that focus cascades into the solutions we provide our clients. “ADP’s belief in the power of innovation and the benefits it can bring to our clients spurred the establishment of ADP Innovation Labs in Pasadena and New York City…The ADP Innovation Labs were designed to foster creativity, enhance ideas, and increase productivity, as well as to create a workplace environment that can attract and retain top talent. That’s a challenge accounting firms grapple with every day.” Read the entire article at Accountex Report. Share this:Click to email (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new...

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Growing Producer of Natural Pet Snacks, Pet ‘n Shape, Says Using ADP for Payroll, Retirement Services and Time Tracking is a Real ‘Treat’

Growing Producer of Natural Pet Snacks, Pet ‘n Shape, Says Using ADP for Payroll, Retirement Services and Time Tracking is a Real ‘Treat’

During the past decade, the number of people pursuing a natural food lifestyle has continued to multiply. Additives, dyes, biological and technological tinkering with how food is grown, processed, packaged and sold, all are being increasingly scrutinized. Foods with labels displaying a litany of unpronounceable ingredients are falling out of favor. Not surprisingly, those shoppers who yearn for the oft-touted benefits of natural, home-grown fare are extending their standards to the foods they buy for their pets. Twelve years ago, that’s the niche Pet ‘n Shape® – a California-based producer of natural, healthy dog treats and chews – set out to fill. What began as a one-man, one-car trek to retailers, trade shows and distributors in California, Arizona, and Nevada has burgeoned into a successful brand serving online and brick and mortar retail outlets nationwide. Pet ‘n Shape offers more than 40 varieties of pet treats and chews made from natural chicken, turkey, lamb, pork and beef, satisfying one of the fastest growing categories within the pet industry. But...

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