Did You See That Press Release? The Ex-Employee Menace, Retirement Woes, and Katy Perry’s Reign
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The Ex-Employee Menace: 89 Percent Retain Access to Salesforce, QuickBooks & Other Sensitive Corporate Apps
Every month, hundreds of thousands of Americans leave their jobs. And they’re bringing their IT access with them — from passwords to the corporate Twitter account to confidential files stored in personal Dropbox accounts. This data comes from the 2014 Intermedia SMB Rogue Access Study, which was released Aug. 13.
Based on a survey of knowledge workers performed by Osterman Research, this study quantifies the staggering scope of the “rogue access” problem. It also presents a wake-up call for every business in the country. See the full release to learn more.
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36 Percent of Americans Haven’t Saved Anything for Retirement
More than one-third of all Americans (36 percent) have not saved money for retirement, according to a new Bankrate.com report. Sixty-nine percent of 18-29 year-olds haven’t saved anything, along with 33 percent of 30-49 year-olds, 26 percent of 50-64 year-olds, and 14 percent of people 65 and older.
The good news is that Americans who are saving are starting earlier. Twice as many 30-49-year-olds started saving in their 20s as opposed to their 30s. But 50-64-year-olds were only slightly more likely to have started saving in their 20s than their 30s, and Americans 65 and older were almost evenly split between starting in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. See the full release to learn more.
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SeaWorld Announces First-Of-Its-Kind Killer Whale Environment and More Than $10 Million in New Funding for Research and Conservation Projects
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. announced Aug. 15 that it plans to build new, first-of-its-kind killer whale environments and that it will fund new programs to protect ocean health and killer whales in the wild. The new projects will build on SeaWorld’s legacy of providing state-of-the-art, innovative homes for its animals and will offer park guests unique and inspiring killer whale encounters for generations to come.
As part of its vision for the future, the company also pledged $10 million in matching funds for killer whale research and is embarking on a multimillion-dollar partnership focused on ocean health, the leading concern for all killer whales and marine mammals. See the full release to learn more.
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FMCS Statement on Tentative Agreements at the Metropolitan Opera
Allison Beck, deputy director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), issued the following statement on Aug. 18 on tentative agreements between the Metropolitan Opera and two of its largest unions, Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA).
“I am pleased to announce that after many hours of intense negotiations, representatives of the Metropolitan Opera, Local 802 and AGMA have reached tentative agreements,” Beck said. “These agreements are subject to ratification. Federal mediators joined the negotiations in response to a joint request for assistance from the parties.” See the full release to learn more.
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Killer Queen’s Royal Revolution by Katy Perry
Katy Perry doesn’t break the rules; she makes them. Her unconventional artistic vision is at the core of her newest fragrance.
“In some ways wearing fragrance is like putting on an invisible suit of luxurious armor. I want Royal Revolution to inspire women to make their own rules and embrace the idea that beauty and inner confidence can come together to become your secret weapon,” said Katy Perry. See the full release to watch a video marking the launch.
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