Coding Bill Undergoes Transformation in Senate Committee - 1/17/18

Jan 17, 2018

Lawmakers' continuing effort to boost computer coding lessons in Florida has morphed into a broader focus on computer sciences, reports Jeffrey Solochek of The Tampa Bay Times. "People from the industry came to use and said coding is really a subset of computer science," said Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, sponsor of this year's foray into the subject. As a result, she amended SB 1056 to promote computer science courses and encourage teachers to become certified in the area, and not just in the niche coding field. Jessica Hoo ...


 

 

From DMARC to ransomware, what to expect in 2018

Jan 17, 2018

DON'T FALL PREY TO SOPHISTICATED CYBER ATTACKS IN 2018. Join Patrick Wheeler, Proofpoint’s Director of Threat Intelligence, on Wednesday, January 24th at 10 AM PT for our webinar, “How to Prepare for the 2018 Cyber Threats.” This live event will cover: Predictions for the 2018 threat landscape Key actions you can take to prepare your organization Top resources to help support your security efforts   Join us by clicking here


 

 

Knowing What You Have to Get What You Need

Jan 17, 2018

This issue brought to you by: Jim Carlisle - Chair - National Growth & Exit Planning Group - Dinsmore & Shohl LLP jim.carlisle@dinsmore.com   For many business owners, building their successful businesses began by accurately determining what they had. Whether their businesses provide products, services, or ideas, the success they experienced didn’t come to them blindly. It likely took years of refinement, study, and analysis to figure out the best way to establish and deliver the thing that makes the business successf ...


 

 

Deloitte: These tech trends will create the Symphonic Enterprise

Dec 09, 2017

A hybrid-human machine workforce within two years is one of several predictions in Deloitte's just released Tech Trends 2018 report.


 

 

FTC Founders Embrace Change!

Dec 07, 2017

The right stuff: Randy Enwright, Jim Rimes embrace change Peter Schorsch     After nearly two decades, business partners Randy Enwright and Jim Rimes decided change is good. Enwright Consulting Group is changing its name to Enwright Rimes Consulting, to better reflect the longtime business relationship of the two men. A sister company that provides political services — EM Campaigns, in business since 2003 — also is switching names to Election Management Solutions. Clay Barker, who ...


 

 

ISF CEO and FTC Chair, Cyndy Loomis, Presented the Victoria L. Weber Youth Advocacy Mentor Award

Dec 07, 2017

Tallahassee, FL — Children’s Home Society (CHS) connects parents and their children to vital resources, empowering them to reach their full potential. Working in fourteen locations throughout Florida, CHS gathers providers and families together to ensure health, education, family services, and technology resources are available to those who need them most. On Tuesday, November 28, CHS of the Big Bend, serving over a dozen counties around Florida’s capital city, held a candlelight ceremony celebrating the accomplishments ...


 

 

What Could Go Wrong When Transferring Ownership to Employees?

Nov 22, 2017

We often hear owners say they want to transfer their businesses to third-party buyers when they first encounter the concept of Exit Planning. However, we’ve observed that in many completed Exit Plans, owners actually choose to transfer their businesses to employees. Some reasons for this decision include employees knowing the culture and values of the business, a desire to keep the business with people the owner knows and trusts, and employees’ inherent desire and commitment to grow the business. As owners start to consider op ...


 

 

Easing the Bench’s Transition to Technology

Nov 20, 2017

November 20, 2017 by ImageSoft, posted in Judge's Corner By: Brad Smith, Sr. Justice Consultant, ImageSoft Ready for an electronic solution? Designing technology that is easy to use and understand begins with these steps: Involve stakeholders who are candidates to use the technology solution; seek their input in design and functionality Understand their exact requirements Engineer the technology with features that eliminate stress and streamline day-to-day routine tasks The ideal paperless courtroom solution for judges should ...


 

 

FICPA Launches Endorsed Program for Information Technology with Coaxis International

Nov 17, 2017

The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) has launched a new endorsed program, offering special pricing to members for secure, and compliant information technology services. FICPA is working in cooperation with Coaxis International (Coaxis), an experienced provider of managed data hosting (cloud computing) solutions. Coaxis provides CPA Firms with a fully-hosted and managed network solution designed to remove the complexities of federal and industry compliances, curb the demands of information technology infrastruct ...


 

 

Florida Names First Chief Data Officer

Nov 02, 2017

Nancy Sampson, the former Information Technology Services director for the state Department of Financial Services, Division of Rehabilitation and Liquidation, started her new position on Friday, Oct. 27. by Theo Douglas / November 1, 2017 The state of Florida has hired its first-ever chief data officer, one of two related positions it will fill by year's end. Nancy Sampson, the former Information Technology Services director for the state Department of Financial Services (DFS), Division of Rehabilitation and Liquidation, took over ...


 

 
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