The private sector has invested more than 1.4 billion dollars in blockchain since 2014. To put this number into context, this is on par with the amount of money spent on internet investments during the early 90’s! What do you know about blockchain? Personally, I knew almost nothing besides the fact it was a technology people were excited about and that it had something to do with Bitcoin. Luckily for me, Procurement U recently released a free course entitled “Blockchain: The Public Sector Big Picture”. This course provided me with a basic understanding of how blockchain works and explains it in a simple, approachable way through videos and interactive graphics. As someone who is not the most technically savvy, I can say that this course helped me understand blockchain and made me excited about its potential uses. This course goes over how blockchain works and how it can be used in procurement. Take this Procurement U course to start exploring blockchain and its uses in your office!
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It’s Monday morning and you have just arrived at work…congratulations! You stroll in with sleep still in your eye as you overhear your coworkers reminisce about their excellent weekends. You grab your Monday-sized cup of coffee and proceed to your desk, where everything seems just as you left it the Friday before. Sitting down, you take a big gulp of coffee and flip on your computer. “NOT AGAIN!” you cry, shaking your fist in the air. As you shake out the frustration, you turn your attention back to your laptop, which is prompting you to “Please enter a new password.” Begrudgingly, you attempt to reset your password, as something you will remember but “haven’t used in the past 60 days.” Sound familiar? With so many digital platforms in today’s world, how are you supposed to keep up with all the information!? There’s a password for email, one for the Amazon, bank accounts, Facebook…the list goes on and on.
Frustrating? Perhaps. Necessary? Absolutely. But why? Cybersecurity!
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