Getting Smart About Smartphones & Other Mobile Devices | Five Questions You Should Be Asking About BYOD
According to a Cisco study, ninety percent of workers in the USA are now using their own devices for work purposes. Think about that for a moment. Based on current employment figures, that is more than 110 million people taking advantage of BYOD. While the scale in terms of people is far smaller here in Australia, we are typically quick to adopt technologies.
Collaboration is a broad term to many organizations, but in the past five years there has been a shift in how companies view collaboration. Smart devices have brought voice, software apps, video, and mobility into our daily lives. Smart devices are no longer just phones, but a way to communicate through various channels, enabling collaboration to the individual user.
Parents send their children off to school each day expecting that it will be a safe, nurturing environment. The vast majority of time, it is. But what if something happens that puts them in danger?
The Avaya Safe School Solution can help school districts bring the latest safety and security communications capabilities to their campuses efficiently and economically, while making the most of existing infrastructure and resources. When an emergency happens, an array of notification and security capabilities, from E9-1-1 emergency calls, to alarms and strobe lights, to door locks and loudspeakers – some triggered automatically – can save critical time and protect the well-being of students, faculty, staff and visitors.
Looking For A Strategic Initiative To Start Your Telemedicine Program Around? Look No Further Than Your Community Needs Assessment
A lot of times when consulting with customers who are looking to initiate a telemedicine program, we often hear "Where do I start?" Just like in any daunting task, creating the will and momentum to take the first step of a 1,000 step journey is always the toughest one. As part of a global IT systems integrator, we no doubt have access to the tools available to make this work from a technology perspective but when it comes to identifying the strategic objectives that are to be accomplished by creating a telemedicine program we partner very closely with our customers to take a look at the needs of the overall organization and the population they serve.
The data center of yesterday consisted of physical servers attached to a physical, internal network that was closely guarded by a firewall. The IT environment of today, however, is far different, and while more efficient for many reasons, it’s no longer physical or isolated. Therefore, the former ways of protecting the network now seem just kind of archaic and no longer applicable, yet many organizations have failed to update security approaches, which can be a recipe for disaster on many levels.
For years, data centers have been challenged to stay one step ahead in terms of innovation, especially that of security, for sound, progressive business operations. Enter network virtualization into the game, and while this technology has changed the way you can do business, a migration may seem overwhelming, and also possibly present a whole new set of challenges when it comes to network security, but – that’s not the way it has to be.
With changing work styles and greater levels of mobility being deployed in the enterprise, the resulting costs can be quite large for IT leaders.
Coming fresh out of the Health 2.0 show here in Silicon Valley, we have had many great conversations from across the spectrum in innovative healthcare. From venture capitalists to physicians to private payers and entrepreneurs, it was apparent that there is a lot of enthusiasm and great ideas being developed in the digital health world.
In case you weren’t keeping score in 2014, Verizon released their 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report summarizing the digital carnage from calendar year 2014: 79,790 security incidents, 2,122 confirmed data breaches, and 700 million compromised records.
To the uninitiated, these numbers are staggering. To those familiar with the trends, the data can be numbing. Whether you feel anxious and alarmed or overwhelmed and cynical, I have a suggestion for a place to begin: select or re-commit your organization to a security framework and operationalize it.
Threats are moving from exploiting networks and service weaknesses to application weaknesses. Read the full case study here.
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Just like when driving, blind spots are dangerous. How do you enforce BYOD mobile policies if you can’t see the traffic?
Leading experts predict the severe shortage of information security professionals is only going to get worse. Many businesses are turning to Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) for help. Here are the top 5 outsourced services- which ones made your list?
Email has changed a lot since its inception and so have the risks that go with accessing information on public wifi hotspots. Are you asking the right questions about your email security strategy?
Check out our infographic to learn more about what a proper security strategy looks like, and see what you may be overlooking.
When Queensland Police made the unusual step of issuing a warning to businesses about IT security recently, there was a collective shudder among IT professionals. In this instance, systems had been hacked and the family of a staff member had been targeted, a seemingly new tactic. A large ransom was paid in Bitcoin currency, notoriously hard to trace.