Once upon a time, a computer worm only stood for a self-replicating computer program that exploited vulnerabilities. This potentially caused damages that could equal hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars. The digital business world adapted with added security software and firewalls.
“Contextual Collaboration is a new approach to collaborative software that involves embedding all the relevant applications, such as word processors, enterprise instant messaging (EIM), shared calendars, and groupware, into a unified user interface that uses presence technology to enhance collaboration.”1 How does this affect your enterprise? What does this mean for productivity and internal security?
In December 2016, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued over $14 million in fines for violations. A large portion of those were for inadequate supervision and record-keeping. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules 17a-3 and 17a-4 set out extensive requirements on how regulated entities must act. One major part of these regulations is the archiving of communications. The regulations state that organizations must preserve originals of all communications received and copies of all communications sent relating to their business, for a period of not less than three years. FINRA has made it clear that instant messages are included in the list of communications.
ISI is pleased to be a sponsoring partner of the Cisco Geekfest 2017. This year’s event will be held from February 21-23 in Nashville, TN at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Cisco Geekfest features partners and professionals participating in the event, with the unique opportunity to better understand the driving force behind the evolving world of digital business.
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) deployment is quickly becoming choice du jour for deployments and for good reasons. Beyond deployments, SaaS is an outstanding business model for its ability to transform capital expenditure into operational expenditure by requiring no upfront capital. New organizations that choose this deployment model over on-premises deployments generally see an improvement on return on investment (ROI) as they realize the associated cost-savings of added efficiency and cost-effectiveness. In actuality, a company receives all of the same features of an on-premises solution with NONE of the associated upkeep. In direct opposition to the traditional on-premises model, where a server has to be built, then applications are installed, configured, and maintained, SaaS has been disruptive and transformative to Unified Communications (UC), in a good way.