Follow through on what you say you'll do
4/26/2017 SmartBrief/Leadership

Your actions are a demonstration of your integrity, so keep in mind that everyone is watching what you say and do, says S. Chris Edmonds in this blog post and video. He shares the story of a golf match where his playing partner's creative scoring revealed his integrity, or lack thereof.

Why higher ed needs "digital thinkers"

Individuals who are "digital thinkers" relentlessly push for change, embrace risks, and view data as tools for transparency and growth on their campuses, Joshua Kim writes. Colleges and universities can help their analog institutions move forward by putting these individuals in non-IT leadership roles, Kim writes in this commentary.

Trump's 15% tax plan reportedly goes beyond companies

President Donald Trump's proposal to cut the corporate tax rate to 15% extends beyond companies to cover partnerships and proprietorships that are taxed through parts of the tax code that apply to individuals, sources say. The proposal reportedly does not mention a border-adjustment tax.

Sources: Marsh reduces store count, HQ staff

Marsh Supermarkets is expected to close 10 or more stores next month, sources say, and the retailer has reportedly reduced the support staff at its headquarters. Marsh would operate about 55 locations following the May closures, compared with more than 120 in 2006.

Survey examines instances of EHR outages affecting patient safety

SERMO surveyed 3,086 physicians from 26 countries and found that 46% have witnessed an EMR/EHR outage or malfunction that endangered a patient's health or safety. Fifty-five percent of physicians in the US said they experienced such an incident, followed by 46% -- the global average -- in Canada and the UK and 39% in France.

McCann wins Grandy for Lockheed Martin's "Field Trip to Mars"

McCann New York took home the International Andy Awards' top prize, the Grandy Award, for its "Field Trip to Mars" spot for Lockheed Martin. McCann Worldgroup was the most feted agency at the event, winning 23 awards and named agency network of the year, while McCann New York won agency of the year.

Alibaba to help 1M US small businesses sell in China
4/25/2017 USA Today

Alibaba's Jack Ma will hold a conference in Detroit in June to help 1 million US small businesses enter the Chinese market by selling on the e-commerce giant's Tmall site. Alibaba seeks to invite 2,000 US small-business owners, educate them on how to sell to Chinese consumers and then help them partner with logistics firms to make the process possible.

What effects will the WikiLeaks CIA dump have on cybersecurity?
4/26/2017 TechCrunch

The WikiLeaks CIA dump is frightening because it has threatened peace of mind around the world, writes Eric O'Neill. Other concerns include attacks that may occur if details are released, as well as the risk of non-malware attacks, he writes.

Mylan sued W.Va. to keep EpiPen on preferred Medicaid drug list

Mylan filed a lawsuit in 2015 against West Virginia in an effort to force the state to list EpiPen allergy shots as a preferred drug on the state's Medicaid formulary. State officials had decided to list a competing product as preferred, but EpiPen gained preferred status not through the lawsuit but when the other product was taken off the market.

NCTA study: Cable industry employs 2.9M
4/25/2017 Broadcasting & Cable

The cable industry supports 2.9 million jobs, contributing $421 billion to the economy, per an NCTA: The Internet & Television Association study. "Whether it's building the powerful broadband networks that are transforming our lives or creating the award-winning TV that is entertaining us, this industry continues to be one of the most significant contributors to our nation's economy," said President and CEO Michael Powell.

Construction could start in Dec. on $1.5B Vegas theme park
4/26/2017 CNBC

Construction could begin in December on a $1.5 billion Wynn theme park in Las Vegas. Paradise Park will feature a central lagoon spanning about 20 acres, meeting space and a hotel tower with about 2,000 rooms, according to CEO Steve Wynn.

Executive order that could allow drilling in Pacific Ocean expected
4/26/2017 Bloomberg

President Donald Trump is reportedly preparing an executive order that would instruct the Interior Department to potentially open Pacific waters off the California coast to oil and natural gas development and reverse an Obama-era ban on Arctic and Atlantic drilling. While there are still active rigs drilling for oil in the Pacific, the US hasn't sold any drilling rights off the West Coast since 1984.

Alaska Airlines uses data analytics to achieve operational excellence
4/25/2017 (U.K.)

Alaska Airlines has long been committed to leveraging data in its operations, a strategy that has helped the airline become a leader on-time performance. The company plans to bring this practice to Virgin America.

Four Hands massage a popular treatment at Four Seasons Hotel N.Y.
4/25/2017 Haute Living online

Four Seasons Hotel New York General Manager Mehdi Eftekari says the most popular treatments at the hotel's L. Raphael Beauty Spa are its Four Hands massage and its Perfection anti-aging facial with vitamins and antioxidants. The 3,800-square-foot spa features 10 treatment rooms, a hair salon, nail stations and men's and women's locker rooms equipped with saunas.