When Barracuda first engaged with Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity in 2007, enterprises were more concerned about the unauthorized use of Skype, other P2P applications and instant messaging. Although the need for application control and awareness remains, enterprise concerns are shifting to securing enterprise applications hosted in private and public clouds, protecting east-west data center traffic and preventing unwanted traffic and malware on the corporate network.
Protect the network, use the network to protect students
Your schools use a growing amount of networked information and devices as an essential part of teaching and administration. Research on the Internet, laptops in class, distance learning, and online homework are some of the official technologies that your students use.
Unofficially, this list extends to mobile phones (with cameras), digital music and video players, blogs, instant messaging, social networking sites, and networked or online gaming. Behind the scenes are databases with student information, class schedules, attendance records, copies of exams and answers, financial transactions, and even video surveillance. All of these rely on a robust and secure network infrastructure.
Cisco Umbrella can provides these, download this whitepaper to find out more!
Published By: mindSHIFT
Published Date: Nov 29, 2007
Unlike email, instant messages (IMs) do not allow group communication; nor do they persist -- you can't hold on to them for as long as you wish. Persistent group chat, however, allows businesses to organize persistent dialogue around business-critical topics, and keep them for easy retrieval later.
Published By: mindSHIFT
Published Date: Nov 29, 2007
A millisecond of downtime can mean millions of dollars. Maintaining compliance while ensuring your firm has the required speed and uptime can be daunting. Learn what you can do with your email and instant messages to prepare for your next regulatory audit.
After Minnesota rolled out a cloud-based set of productivity tools that included instant messaging and video, growth among state agency users quadrupled and the number of cross-agency messages and videos increased by nearly 350,000 in just 2 years. There is a large-scale shift underway across the country where hardware infrastructure, platforms and software are being unbundled and moved out of government’s traditional area of operation. Download the thought leadership paper to learn more about what this shift entails, the benefits it will bring and how CIOs can prepare for its impact.
The use of instant messaging in the energy industry is widespread, with one source estimating that as much as 60% of trading in the physical power markets is conducted using the technology. Moreover, a Microsoft/Accenture survey found that 34% of oil and gas professionals are collaborating more than they were 12 months earlier, while only 10% are collaborating less. While real-time communications, such as instant messaging, are very useful for traders and others in the energy industry, a failure to monitor and retain them along with other electronic communications can result in substantial penalties and other serious consequences.
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Over the last decade we have seen the dramatic increase in adoption of Mobile as an engagement channel for consumers and employees within the enterprise. What we are seeing now is the emergence of messaging through channels like FB Messenger,
WhatsApp, WeChat, Slack, SMS, as a dominant engagement channel. Over 4.1 Billion users around the world are on instant messaging apps, adopted a rate that was much faster than on social networks. What makes these channels the default choice is the expected instant response if the other person is on or the push notification that triggers the person on the other side to respond immediately. These users that use instant messaging channels to converse with their friends and family want to use the same
familiar user experience and channel to instantly communicate with the enterprise. These channels are doing to apps what browsers did to client server apps i.e. these channels are rapidly becoming the next browser. This is leading to the innovations in
Without a doubt, technology has revolutionized the way business is done. The vast majority of internal and external communication is now done through email, instant messaging, VOIP and other types of electronic communication. In addition, most business documents exist in digital form. The digitization of business has had significant implications for litigation. Legal eDiscovery is now an essential part of settling cases between organizations. Previously, many companies believed that eDiscovery was only for organizations that were public or highly regulated, but now most companies recognize that electronically stored information (ESI) regulations are applicable to all organizations and there is an ever-increasing need for cost-effective eDiscovery.
The concept of all centralizing all communication methodologies (presence, instant messaging, voice, video, and messaging services) within a single system, a.k.a. unified communications or UC, is not new. One of the most popular platforms is Microsoft. In fact, Microsoft has indicated that it has 110 million Skype for Business or Lync users around the world.
However, many organizations have yet to fully embrace the video conferencing capabilities available within Skype for Business / Lync. Overall we view Skype for Business (SfB) video conferencing as an excellent choice for sessions involving only SfB users. However, the SfB experience is focused more on content sharing and less on live video.
Download this whitepaper to learn 12 situations in which users may wish to use a different video conferencing tool. In this paper, Wainhouse also compares two options for companies seeking better video capabilities.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: May 22, 2017
Effective, engaging collaboration that leverages video conferencing
should incorporate features like content sharing, clear participant
rosters, easy call management controls and Instant Messaging. But,
according to Microsoft research, some 97 percent of meeting rooms
aren’t adequately equipped to handle video.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Dec 18, 2017
Effective, engaging collaboration that leverages video conferencing should incorporate features like content sharing, clear participant rosters, easy call management controls and Instant Messaging. But, according to Microsoft research, some 97 percent of meeting rooms aren’t adequately equipped to handle video.
In fact, a majority of these rooms host the most rudimentary of collaboration solutions like a digital projector and an audio connection for conference calls. And, while most of these enterprises are adopting Skype for Business for end-users, the reality is that many of their conference rooms lack the ability to connect to Skype for Business calls, which eliminates effective collaboration tools like video and content sharing.
Download this guide to see how to create engaging voice and video meeting experience with Skype for Business.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Jun 16, 2017
Do attitudes to IT adoption vary depending on your seniority within a business? And could this be holding back adoption of technology? These are key questions explored in this paper, which compares the views of mid-level ‘hands on’ IT managers with those of senior directors within British companies.
Across both groups, there is a sense that UK business in general is too wary of implementing new technology.
But there is a significant divergence of opinion when it comes to a range of factors, such as the extent to which companies invest in new technology, stay on top of the latest tech, and understand its importance to the success of the business.
A pattern emerges, whereby the senior leaders within companies are far happier than middle managers with the status quo around technology adoption. And IT managers even suggest that this might be driven by self preservation on the part of senior leaders.
Measuring the effectiveness of your security infrastructure is key to any enterprise as threats change on a minute by minute basis. See an example of the report you would receive following a Trend Micro Threat Discovery Assessment.
How do you measure security effectiveness? Conventional security solutions may appear to be holding back targeted malware attacks but this eBook shows you how to check the performance of your current infrastructure. Whether you are 'secure', 'infected' or 'recovering', you can benefit from a Threat Discovery Assessment.
Celina Insurance case study that shows cost reduction and increased productivity - faster, better service to agents and their customers due to integrated systems and real-time collaboration; being “easy to do business with” secures agent loyalty; 50 percent reduction in phone calls and costs due to instant messaging option, and 40 percent reduction in head count while maintaining the same volume of business due to streamlined processes.
Read this astounding case study to see how migrating to IBM Lotus software with a broadly functional messaging platform increased the efficiency and support of mobile users for the Kentucky Baptist Convention. Then you'll learn how your own business can improve communications, drive down costs and eliminate the need for additional Web software.
This white paper outlines the advantages of WebSphere Portal for System z software and provides essential information to those considering adding Web-facing workloads on their mainframe hardware. Also, with these WebSphere Portal for System z options, IBM illustrates its ongoing commitment to mainframe computing and underscores the business value that remains inherent in the System z platform. Learn more today!
WebSphere Portal remains IBM's strategic front end for SOA. It enables our clients to closely align their business objectives on standards-based platforms with role-based delivery of composite applications across and beyond their enterprise. At the end of June we delivered a new version of WebSphere Portal Version 6.1. This release significantly improves performance by tapping into the 64-bit capabilities of the IBM System z platform. Click here to learn more!
Improving access to core applications and data is just one of many mandates facing IT, along with improving collaboration, reducing administration costs and improving performance. Fortunately, shops running System z have an advantage. You can integrate and enhance your System z assets faster when you use the version 6.1 update to IBM WebSphere Portal on z/OS. Use it to quickly deploy business applications across the enterprise, reduce costs and increase flexibility with workloads centralized on System z.
IBM Lotus® Sametime® software is an award- winning platform for realtime collaboration. For years, organizations of all types have taken advantage of the Lotus Sametime platform’s powerful, security-enhanced features, such as integrated presence awareness, instant messaging (IM), Web conferencing, voice and video, to help people quickly find, reach and collaborate with each other.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Feb 24, 2017
Before moving to 8x8, MOBI had a premises-based telephone and contact center system. “We had a lot of points of failure inside of our building. And because our help desk and contact center is so critical we absolutely had to do something about it.”
Mobi wanted one system to handle all interactions with their customers, primarily phone calls and instant messaging.
According to Mobi, “What stood out about 8x8 was that everything was managed under one roof.” Mobi has been able to achieve this with 8x8’s integrated Virtual Office and Virtual Contact Center solutions.
By combining communications tools such as instant messaging, presence, telephony, unified messaging, video conferencing, data sharing, and email, the technology known as unified communications (UC) lets your employees communicate and collaborate,
If your company already uses Microsoft Lync for instant messaging, web presence and conferencing, you probably know that unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) means running all communications vehicles on a single, common, unified platform.