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Social influencers today are turning their passions into a way to earn a good income. Those with thousands of followers on social media platforms are able to make this work well for them because brands want to use them now more than ever before. Here are some factors to consider if you want to be a full-time influencer.  Choose the right niche  Some niches, such as health and fitness, provide many opportunities for influencers to create a lucrative career. However, you can’t just choose a niche because it’s popular. You will also need to have a passion for the niche and some expertise or you will battle to continue creating helpful content over ...
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Medicare Supplement plans or Medigap doesn’t cover medical services such as vision, hearing, and dental care. On that count, if you need hearing aids, private-duty nursing, eyeglasses, and nursing home care, you can seek additional insurance. The good news is that you can get coverage from private insurance to meet the full costs. The question comes in, how do the two coordinate the coverage? Here is how they work hand in hand to pay for your services. Primary and Secondary Payer Usually, the insurance company that pays first is known as the primary payer. It will cover your costs up to a certain amount depending on the agreement. On the flip side, ...
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If your parents have turned 65 years old, they are eligible for Medicare Advantage insurance. This way, the coverage can meet expenses such as medication and adult day-care services. The insurance plan is essential for baby boomers so that they won’t use money out of the pocket to access healthcare. On that account, here are some pointers that will make you decide if the plan is right for your parents. The Coverage in Detail Medicare Advantage is also called Part C, and private insurance companies offer the service. For that reason, the plan covers the following aspects related to your health goals. Hospital coverage for hospital visits, ...
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Meet Andrew du Fresne!  Andrew is a Professor of Communication at Finlay University.  If you have not had a chance to meet and speak with Andrew at AIIM20,  please reach out to Andrew and introduce yourself here!  Name: Andrew du Fresne; Finlay, Ohio Position:   Manager; Adjunct Professor   Company:   University of Finlay How long have you worked in information management?  I have been in the information governance industry for about five years. Completed my doctorate in May. What does your work entail? Do you have company support? So, my doctorate entitled, the effectiveness of IG audits and organizations. So, what I do for my ...
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Privacy isn’t just a series of things you do; it’s a philosophy that drives the things you do to implement a privacy program. So, embracing that philosophy up front is your starting point through the maze of compliance issues you’ll face. The core concept behind privacy as a legal and compliance matter is that virtually all information about a person is owned by that individual who, within some very broad limits, has a right to control how it’s used. Seems simple enough, but there are profound consequences that flow from this philosophy. Privacy as a Philosophy – Design for Privacy Let’s start with the act of collecting personal information. Because people ...
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Keeping your asthma under control involves keeping track of your symptoms and doing tests to see how well your lungs are performing. It helps to work with your doctor to create a written plan and make adjustments to it when necessary. You need to take an active role in controlling your asthma if you want to prevent attacks. Keep track of your symptoms The best way to keep track of your symptoms is to record them in an asthma diary every day. You may experience some of the following symptoms when you have asthma: A tight, painful chest  Wheezing when you exhale  Disturbed sleep due to coughing or difficulty breathing  Symptoms when ...
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As is often the case with old adages, there is some truth in the idea that how you think or feel affects your body and vice versa. Your body responds to signals given to it by your brain and your body is full of nerve endings that send signals back to the brain. Of course, some people may have healthy bodies and sick minds whereas others may have healthy minds and sick bodies. The problem is more complex than the adage would have you believe. However, the idea is to have a healthy body and a healthy mind. Here are some ways to boost your physical and mental health. “Time-restricted eating” can boost physical and mental health Many people need to ...
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Meet Regina Martin!  Regina is a Records Manager/Operations Supervisor at Howard County Government.  Introduce yourself to Regina here . Name Regina Martin Position Records Manager/Operations Supervisor Company Howard County Government Where do you live in?  Columbia, Maryland How long have you worked in information management?  9 years What does your work entail? Do you have company support? How are you helping drive the goals of your office through your work? So, we actually scan, Howard County scans records, paper and electronic. So we have the operation, a small team of people, who are responsible for ingesting that into our ...
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MS Office and Office 365 have been around for some time now. However, now more than ever, our culture is now being reshaped based on ‘how’ we use our productivity tools. Communicating, collaborating on projects, and even getting rid of mind-numbing tasks, like typing a document, re-keying it into a spreadsheet, filing the new document, converting it to a PDF, and emailing it, have never been easier.   Here are Tumii’s nine Microsoft 365 tips to build an online etiquette within your workplace.   TEAMS for your team  MS Teams serves as your central communication vehicle for chat, email, and other collaborations. This is a great way to host ...
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Providing software as a service requires you to use the latest IT solutions on the system itself and also the company website. One of the primary concerns you should have is the security of the system since it may be used to store sensitive data.  You should take practical measures to continually improve the system's security and keep it up to date with the latest industry trends. Here are 5 practical measures you must consider now. Gaining the customer’s buy-in The daily users of your SaaS product should have the same values as you on matters regarding security. That is important because they are the ones most at risk of being targeted and attacked ...
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Samara Carter is the Records Officer for George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.   Connect with Samara here!   Name  Samara Carter Position  Records Officer Company  George Mason University  What does your work entail? Do you have company support? How are you helping drive the goals of your office through your work? I am the university Records Officer for George Mason University that's out here in Fairfax, Virginia on the outskirts of D.C. My job at the moment is primarily records management, but it's growing into more of an information management type of role. As I'm discovering the gaps in where we have our data and our information ...
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Measuring the productivity of remote workers is a little different, as there is no daily in-person interaction. Various tools help to make measuring productivity easier. Employers can look at metrics such as hours worked, tasks completed, whether goals are met and other factors in assessing productivity.  However, productivity can be an intangible quality and in some cases, it’s more difficult to measure. Here are five methods you can use to measure productivity of remote workers.  Use quantifiable metrics It is difficult to evaluate employee performance without clear and specific expectations. Using an online calendar can help managers to ...
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April 28, 2020, Berlin. The PDF Association , a worldwide Berlin-based non-profit industry association, through its U.S. subsidiary PDF Association, Inc., is pleased to announce that it has been accredited by ANSI to serve as the U.S, Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Administrator for the U.S. TAG to ISO Technical Committee (TC) 171, Subcommittee (SC) 2 , that focuses on the PDF file format, PDF subsets (including PDF/A and PDF/UA) and related file formats. The role was previously held from 2017-2020 by the 3D PDF Consortium . The ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAG represents the United States at ISO meetings by developing and communicating votes ...
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I'm sure that your company is dealing with lots of rumors about policy changes, layoffs, furloughs, traffic stops, office closings, etc. due to COVID-19. Rumors can start unintentionally and increase fears and unnecessary conversations in your office, branch, region, and overall organization. To avoid these rumors and dangerous assumptions, start implementing organization-wide updates. Lead from the front and let the rumors fall behind. Let's discuss how you can efficiently communicate with your company as a whole, even during times of decentralization. Easy, Efficient Org-Wide COVID-19 Updates During very critical times, such as the circumstance ...
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Karen is the Director, Product Management at Hyland.  Karen is looking forward to becoming a CIP!  If you have any advice or words of encouragement for Karen to help her obtain her CIP certification, please reach out and share some tips!   Name:  Karen Loftis Position:  Director, Product Management Company:  Hyland Where do you live in?  Currently in Grafton, Wisconsin which is a suburb of Milwaukee How long have you worked in information management?  20+ years in a variety of capacities What does your work entail ? My work puts me in direct contact with tools that support information management and content services. I manage a team ...
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Elana is a Document Management Analyst MISO.  Please introduce yourself if you have not had a chance to meet Elana, reach out to Elana  here! Name: Elana Fate         Position: Document Management Analyst Company: MISO Where do you live? Carmel, Indiana How long have you worked in information management? 2.5 years What does your work entail? I am the Records Manager and keep and revise the Retention Schedule.  I also process the annual reviews of the company’s policies and procedures.  How are you helping drive the goals of your office through your work?  We recently started a data governance initiative and for the first time, ...
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Cryptocurrency might seem like a fad to some, but its increased adoption in recent times has been accompanied by an uptick in overall trading volume and value in comparison to the US dollar. In more plain terms, this means that Bitcoin is getting more popular than ever, and it’s important to understand how Bitcoin kiosks are changing the landscape for this budding currency. Let’s take a look at what’s been going on. What is Bitcoin used for and why are kiosks important? While money tends to hold value following the amount of public trust it has, Bitcoin offers certain utilities that make it more convenient than a more established currency like gold ...
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Sharon loves to play guitar and maybe can share her love for playing:)  If you have not connected with Sharon, please do so here. Name Sharon Burnett Position Corporate Records Manager Company Vulcan Inc. Where do you live in? Near Tacoma, Washington How long have you worked in information management?  Over 30 years…a long time! What does your work entail? Do you have company support? How are you helping drive the goals of your office through your work? As corporate records manager, I build and promote Vulcan’s records and information management program. Yes, we have C level support. My team of 2, reports to our compliance officer. ...
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Hi all,  As a reminder, CIPs are required to renew their status every three years. Last year I wrote a fairly long blog post about how you can maintain your CIP. All of the information in that post remains relevant, but I wanted to clarify because of some questions I've gotten of late.  1. If you got your CIP before we launched CIP v3 on June 1, 2019, and have maintained it since then, your current renewal cycle only requires 45 CEUs. When we send the reminder emails, it notes that you need 60; that's because that's correct for all CIPs who started with CIP v3, either the live exam or the beta. We do track whether you need to submit 45 or 60, and I'm happy ...
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Name:   Elizabeth Ballachanda Madappa        Position:   Part-time data compliance consultant and student Company: Consulting on an ad-hoc basis and studying Where do you live in?   Burlington, Canada How long have you worked in information management?   18 years What does your work entail? Do you have company support? How are you helping drive the goals of your office through your work? From 2001 – 2006 I established multiple document control offices within a mining company in South Africa and oversaw the day to day operations of the document control offices during my tenure there. In 2006 I accepted a position at BHP Billiton as ...
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