WHEN campaigning for president in 2014, Joko Widodo said that he could make the Indonesian economy grow by 7% a year—a rate it regularly attained in the 1980s and 1990s but has not reached since (see chart). Alas, Mr Joko, known to all as Jokowi, has not met his target. This year the economy looks set to grow by about 5%, just as it did in 2014.There is no doubting the potential of Indonesia, an archipelago of 13,500 islands that stretches 3,330 miles (5,360km) along the equator—the distance from London to Afghanistan. Its economy is the biggest in South-East Asia by far, bigger than those of Britain or France on a purchasing-power-parity basis. It is home to 261m people, half of whom are younger than 30. Yet realising this potential has proved tricky of late.

Source: A reforming minister tries to spur Indonesia’s economy | The Economist

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In the war against cybercrime, human resource professionals are being asked to join their companies’ cyberdefense as “boots on the ground,” at the front lines. The reason: HR is home to valuable personal and corporate data, systems and processes that cybercriminals target day in, day out.

Whereas IT and other technology specialists work daily with the thought of protecting corporate networks, in today’s cyber risk-laden world, HR professionals, despite their limited technical expertise, must work to protect sensitive data and operate in ways that mitigate the potential for attacks by technologically proficient cybercriminals.

Take cloud-based HR systems. Because of minimal hardware costs, affordable subscription rates and scalability, these systems are utilized widely by small to middle market enterprises as well as by large corporations. Many of the core back-office HR functions, such as benefits management, time and attendance, have migrated quickly to the cloud after leaping from antiquated, paper-based spreadsheets to on-premises software.

In a recent worldwide survey of 1,100 senior IT security executives by Vormetric, 85 percent revealed they keep sensitive data in the cloud and 70 percent admitted they are very concerned about the security of the data in this environment.

This survey also found that 70 percent of respondents are concerned about security breaches and attacks at the cloud service provider, while 66 percent worry more about vulnerabilities from shared cloud infrastructure.

These fears are not unfounded. Left unchecked, cloud systems have become a potential gateway for cybercriminals to access such personally identifiable information as employee information, social security numbers, credit card numbers, bank account details, medical records, salaries and other financial data.

 

Source: HR Heads to the Front Line as Cybercrime Combatants – Workforce Magazine

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One Green Bean is making a foray into the influencer space creating a new tech platform it claims allows it to trawl the net to find a broader range of influencers to work on campaigns.The PR agency is claiming its new Crowd Atlas tool will allow it to look beyond the usual range of influencers who are signed to agencies and “disrupt” the traditional model of brand partnerships, while providing relevant results and metrics.

Source: One Green Bean creates Crowd Atlas platform to allow it to hunt for relevant social influencers – mUmBRELLA

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