Salesforce wants people to “learn, earn and connect” on one platform with new Trailblazer Community

Salesforce’s new Trailblazer Community is designed to help people “learn, earn and connect” on one platform. A Salesforce admin, who was once unemployed, shares his story of how it did just that for him.

Ahead of its annual developer and admin event, TrailheaDX (TDX21), Salesforce announced new community features for Trailhead, the company’s free online training platform.

The new Trailblazer Community features are designed to help people “build new skills, learn from peers and experts, and connect to job opportunities in the Salesforce ecosystem,” the company said in a press release. They include:

  • Personalized homepage called Today Page where individuals can access the Trailblazer Community feed, their current learning modules and Trailhead recommendations
  • A new Learning Panel that provides suggested learning modules based on the persona’s community conversations and questions they ask during community interactions
  • A new integration with the Trailhead GO mobile app that allows users to perform
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How to be prepared for a ransomware attack: Check your data and backups

Expert says ransomware attacks will happen, and your company has to be prepared long before the attack hits.

TechRepublic’s Karen Roby spoke to Jim McGann, VP of Index Engines, about ransomware and how to recover from an attack. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation.

Karen Roby: Jim, we talk about cybersecurity quite often, of course, but most people in mainstream America, they didn’t know what a ransomware attack even was until just recently now that they’re starting to hear more about these large-scale attacks in the news, and it seems like a new one happens just about every day.

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Jim McGann: Yeah. Well, the average consumer didn’t really know this was going on, and I’ve seen some interviews on news programs where they’re saying, “How can we stop this?” And the fact is that these have been happening every day

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